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SymphonyCast

The Minnesota Orchestra, led by Osmo Vanska, visits South Africa to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth.  The program includes the finale of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.  Get the details.

Listen Friday October 12 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor

Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48

Listen Wednesday October 10 at 8 p.m.

Christian Steiner

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor  (Albert Brouwer, flute; Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102  (Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello; Raymond Leppard, conductor)

Listen Wednesday October 3 at 8 p.m.
 

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BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus & BBC Singers
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Gerald Finley, baritone; Jess Gillam, saxophone

Listen Friday September 28 at 8 p.m.

Hindemith: Overture to Neues vom Tage
Panufnik: Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light
Stanford: Songs of the Sea
Stanford: The Bluebird
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Saint-Saens: Marche militaire francaise
Wood: Fantasia on Brittish Sea Songs
Arne: Rule, Brittania!
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Parry Jerusalem

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Dvorak: The Noon Witch
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, Op. 100

Listen Wednesday September 26 at 8 p.m.

Marco Borggreve

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Camilla Tilling, soprano; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Jorg Widmann: Trauermarsch
Weber: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34: finale  (Jorg Widmann, clarinet; Signum Quartet)
Brahms: A German Requiem

Listen Sunday September 23 at 1 p.m.

www.royalalberthall.com

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
London Voices

Ravel: La Valse
Berio: Sinfonia
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Dvorak: The Hero's Song

Listen Friday September 21 at 8 p.m.

Kathy Chapman

Pianist Peter Serkin will open the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks season this Saturday, playing Bela Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3.  In anticipation, we're listening to his performances with the VSO of the Piano Concertos of Brahms.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Delius: Prelude to Irmelin
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83 

Listen Wednesday September 19 at 8 p.m.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Bernstein: Slava!
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 Age of Anxiety
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Gershwin: I Got Plenty o'Nuttin' and Oh Lawd, I'm on My Way
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol

Listen Friday September 14 at 8 p.m.

Kathy Chapman

Pianist Peter Serkin will open the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's new season on September 22, playing Bela Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3.  This week and next we'll listen to his performances with the VSO of Brahms' 2 Piano Concertos.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio Overture  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Listen Wednesday September 12 at 8 p.m.

Verdi Requiem

Sep 3, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Angela Meade, soprano; Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists

Verdi: Requiem
Mendelssohn: Magnificat in D  (Masaaki Suzuki, conductor)

Listen Thursday September 6 at 8 p.m.

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Olga Kern, piano

Mozart: Impressario Overture
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Listen Wednesday September 5 at 8 p.m.

Marco Borggreve / www.inonbarnatan.com

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

Bernstein: Candide Overture
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Ives: Symphony No. 2
Trad.: Shosholoza
Sibelius: Symphony No. 6

Listen Friday August 31 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Listen Wednesday August 29 at 8 p.m.

Created by Emily Alfin Johnson and James Stewart

Dive into the four elements of antiquity: Fire, Water, Earth and Air in this multimedia presentation of Timeline:Elements, featuring lecture and live musical performances.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Rachel Willis-Sorensen, soprano; Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Wilhelm Schwinghammer, bass; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Copland: Quiet City
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9  Choral
Liszt: A Faust Symphony: Mephistopheles  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Listen Sunday August 26 at 1 p.m.

SymphonyCast

BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Davies: What Did We See? from Between Worlds
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73  Emperor
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
Balakirev: Tamara

Listen Friday August 24 at 8 p.m.
 

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Mozart: Serenata Notturna in D, K. 239
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

Listen Wednesday August 22 at 8 p.m.

www.davidshifrin.com

VPR Classical broadcasts the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival's Artist Spotlight performance by clarinetist David Shifrin and LCCMF co-artistic director, pianist Gloria Chien.

Listen Monday August 20 at noon.

Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival

The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival visits VPR's Stetson Studio One to preview this year's Festival, bringing music of Mozart and Vaughan Williams.

Listen Friday August 17 at 11 a.m.

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