Programs A-Z

  • Peter Fox Smith has been sharing his love and knowledge of opera with Vermont Public Radio audiences since VPR went on the air in 1977.

    Peter lends his extensive experience as a teacher, lecturer, and radio announcer to the program...

  • All The Traditions is VPR's folk and world music show. Host, Robert Resnik loves musical "show and tell," and particularly loves to showcase the many talented musicians who live in the VPR listening area. You can also count on All...

  • American Routes is a two-hour weekly excursion into American music, spanning eras and genres—roots rock and soul, blues and country, jazz, gospel and beyond.

  • The Boston Symphony Orchestra comes to VPR Classical Sunday afternoons on VPR Classical. You'll hear emerging and established guest conductors, extraordinary soloists and enduring repertoire.

    Founded in...

  • The BSO At Tanglewood offers music lovers a spectacular variety of guests and programs that spotlight Tanglewood's rich tradition of presenting summertime concerts at their best since 1937.

    The BSO is at Tanglewood during the summer;...

  • The CSO Radio Broadcast Series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s...

  • A founding voice of Classical 24, Bob Christiansen has managed to combine his knowledge of classical music and history with a sharp wit and a talent for foreign languages into a 38-year radio career. While studying the ramifications of the ...

  • Elena See began her radio career in Minnesota in 2001, working as part of the production team for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. She edited and contributed to the comedic scripts on the show, worked on the website and, for...

  • Gillian Martin was a music major at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale when her first classical radio career began. Moving from volunteer to student worker to part-time announcer to Music Director at WSIU-FM, she spent six years on-air...

  • John Zech got started in broadcasting as a news anchor at his high school's closed-circuit television station (KRUD). While in school at St. Olaf College, his love of classical music earned him his first "real" radio experience at WCAL-FM....

  • Julie Amacher’s desire to introduce others to great music is what led her to radio. She began her professional broadcast career at a station in Sun Prairie, Wisc. She went from rock ‘n’ roll to the Rocky Mountains, where she found her niche in...

  • Host Kari Anderson brings you the best in classical music every weekday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.  An experienced musician and Colchester native, Kari sets VPR Classical's morning to music with her eclectic tastes...

  • Lynne Warfel returns to a 24-year radio career after a four-year hiatus. In this "Cavorts with Collies" period, she followed her lifelong passion for working with dogs as a trainer and behavior consultant. She started "Good Dog Productions",...

  • Mindy Ratner began her career in public broadcasting following her graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working first for the local public television station and then for Wisconsin Public Radio. She moved on to stations in...

  • Scott Blankenship started his radio career in college when he began working as a volunteer at a local cable radio station, announcing alternative and new rock music. His love and appreciation of classical music began at public radio station...

  • Valerie Kahler came to the Classical 24 team after more than a decade as a classical host and music director at KNAU in Flagstaff, Arizona. She holds a degree in cello performance and plays piano in self-defense, but feels most at home in front...

  • 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...

  • Ward Jacobson has enjoyed a radio career spanning over two decades as a morning show host and sportscaster, as well asproducer/host of an interview program where he chatted up both localand national authors, musicians, politicians, and...

  • In performances at home and around the globe, The Cleveland Orchestra remains one of the most sought after performing ensembles in the world and Northeast Ohio’s most visible international ambassador.

    In concerts at its winter home at...

  • Bill McGlaughlin's in-depth knowledge of and deep passion for classical music, along with his enthusiasm, imagination, and spontaneity, guide you through a new musical theme each week on Exploring...

  • Reuben takes you on a new adventure every Friday night, exploring the great American invention called jazz.  You’ll explore the back roads and alleys of the genre, the musicians and standards you love, and experience that essential element of...

  • From the Top with host Christopher O'Riley showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each week, pre-collegiate musicians' stunning individual performances are...

  • From the transcendent sounds of Anonymous 4 and the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata, the world of Early Music is drawing new listeners in unprecedented numbers.

  • A mix of ambient, electronic, world, new age, classical and experimental music, Hearts Of Space is recognized as the original, most widely heard, premiere showcase for "contemplative music, broadly...

  • Jazz24 features the greatest jazz artists of all time, like Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Dave Brubeck; as well as today’s top talents, like Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall and Pat Metheny. You'll also find some surprises from time to time,...

  • Host Joel Najman weaves musicology, anthropology, sociology, and even psychology among the music of the '50s and '60s, creating a snapshot of life at that time. With My Place, you enjoy the music as well as the story behind the song.<...

  • The two-hour radio program, which is broadcast and syndicated nationally 52 weeks a year by the WFMT Radio Network, represents virtually the Orchestra’s entire 2014-15 season. It includes interviews with Philharmonic musicians, guest artists,...

  • Efficiency experts would have loved Mozart. Some composers spend years, even decades, writing a single symphony. But in 1783, Mozart proved that it's possible to get the job done in just four days. We'll hear Mozart's weekend masterpiece, his...

  • The pipe organ is the exclusive focus of this weekly program. Each week, host Michael Barone shares selected organ works and performances, and in doing so, encourages listeners to engage both their ears and imaginations to gain greater...

  • The San Francisco Symphony is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the United States.

    Since its beginning in 1911, it's...

  • Saturday Matinee features The American Opera Series produced by the WFMT Radio Network and live broadcasts of the

  • Sundays are made for sleeping in, gathering with family or friends for a leisurely brunch, going to worship, or relaxing alone with the crossword puzzle a steaming mug of coffee.

    Sunday Baroque...

  • SymphonyCast features a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles, along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los...

  • Recorded live in New York's Alice Tully Hall, The Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center features stellar performances with commentary by Elliott Forrest...

  • Choral singing is an important part of community life, and a major part of our rich cultural life here in the Green Mountain State. About a quarter of all American households have at least one person singing in a choir—in Vermont that number is...

  • VPR Classical is Vermont's statewide classical music station. We bring you the broad world of classical music with a strong local connection:...

  • Currently celebrating its 80th season, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is one of the cultural hallmarks of Vermont. VPR is proud to bring you our new weekly series, the VSO on VPR Classical: The Vermont Symphony...