Classical Music with Walter Parker

Weekdays 9a.m. - 1p.m.

Veteran host Walter Parker presents the best in classical music, from familiar favorites to little-known gems. Regular live performances from the VPR Performance Studio add spice to the repertoire.

Browse Walter's playlists below. For playlists from before April 2013, visit the Archive.

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VPR Classical
11:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

The AK Duo Live

The AK Duo is Julie Kang and Tomoya Aomori.
Vermont Summer Music Festival

The husband-and-wife AK Duo is here with the Vermont Summer Music Festival. Tomoya Aomori plays double bass and percussion and Julie Kang plays cello. They'll play some of their delightful arrangements in the VPR Performance Studio.

Broadcast Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m.

Musical Conversations
5:05 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Remembering Conductor Lorin Maazel

Castleton Festival

Conductor Lorin Maazel died Sunday at age 84.  We'll feature some of his recordings Tuesday morning. Cellist Daniel Lelchuk, a native of Hanover, New Hampshire, worked with Maazel at his Castleton Festival in Virginia.  He'll offer his remembrance at 11 a.m.

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Live Performances
6:00 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Jennifer Grim & Elizabeth Metcalfe Live

flutist Jennifer Grim

The Vermont Summer Music Festival is underway. Two Festival participants join us in the VPR Performance Studio this morning: flutist Jennifer Grim and pianist Elizabeth Metcalfe. They'll play Poulenc's Sonata and other works.

Broadcast Monday July 14 at 11 a.m.

Live Performances
11:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

The Heliand Consort Live

photo: Paul Reynolds courtesy Heliand Consort

The Heliand Consort launches its 3rd annual Vermont tour with a visit to the VPR Performance Studio.  They call their program for wind quintet Ancient Airs and Tropical Dances.

Broadcast Thursday July 3 at 11 a.m.  Listen now online.

Live Performances
11:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova Live

Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova
courtesy Hill and Hollow Music

Pianists Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova are in residence at Hill and Hollow Music in Saranac, NY, this week.  They visit the VPR Performance Studio to play music for piano 4-hands. 

Live Performances
6:00 am
Sun June 15, 2014

Village Harmony Alumni Ensemble Live

Village Harmony Alumni Ensemble
courtesy Village Harmony

Larry Gordon's Village Harmony Alumni Ensemble is touring the area.  They bring a mix of American shape-note songs, Bulgarian and Macedonian music, South African dance-songs and Renaissance music to the VPR Performance Studio.

Broadcast Tuesday June 17 at 11 a.m.

Live Performances
8:00 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Green Mountain Opera Festival Live

Members of the Green Mountain Opera Festival warm up prior to their live performance
VPR

The Green Mountain Opera Festival visits the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview of their upcoming production of Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella).

Broadcast Tuesday June 10 at 11 a.m.  Listen online now.

Live Performances
8:00 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Scrag Mountain Music Live

The husband-and-wife team of double bassist Evan Premo and soprano Mary Bonhag forms the core of central Vermont-based Scrag Mountain Music, which expands with guest artists as needed.  They visit the VPR Performance Studio this week to play Schubert's Trout Quintet.

Broadcast Friday May 30 at 11 a.m.

Live Performances
8:00 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Momenta Quartet Live

The Momenta Quartet warms up in the VPR Performance Studio prior to their live performance
VPR

The Momenta Quartet is in-residence at Yellow Barn in Putney this week.  The New York City-based Quartet will visit the VPR Performance Studio on Thursday to play the String Quartet of Claude Debussy.

Broadcast Thursday May 29 at 11 a.m.

Live Performances
7:00 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Opera Company of Middlebury Live

(clockwise) VPR's Walter Parker talks with Music Director Emmanuel Plasson, Mezzo Soprano Cherry Duke, Tenor Thomas Glenn and Artistic Director Douglas Anderson in the VPR Colchester studio.
VPR

The Opera Company of Middlebury will give 5 fully-staged performances of Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers from May 30 through June 7.  Artistic Director Douglas Anderson, Music Director Emmanuel Plasson and members of the cast visit Walter Parker in the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview.

Broadcast Friday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m.

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