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VPR Classical is Vermont's statewide classical music station. We bring you the broad world of classical music with a strong local connection: local hosts throughout the week, live performances, news about events in your community, and more.

VPR Classical Hosts Kari Anderson and Walter Parker share locally-hosted music Monday - Saturday.
VPR Classical Hosts Kari Anderson and Walter Parker share locally-hosted music Monday - Saturday.
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Listen to the VPR Choral Hour with Linda Radtke and the VSO On VPR Classical hosted by Walter Parker.

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From the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of its 80th anniversary season in October, 2014:
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Jorge Martin: Fiesta Fanfare (world premiere)
Faure: Pavane
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

From the VSO's 2010 Made in Vermont Music Festival:
Anthony Princiotti, conductor
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise (Shelagh Abate, French horn)

Broadcast Wednesday December17 at 8 p.m.

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This holiday season, make VPR and VPR Classical part of your celebrations and enjoy a variety of special programs, ranging from traditional to new.

Thursday, Dec. 18

9 p.m. on VPR: Hanukkah Lights

A listener favorite, this year’s Hanukkah Lights features new stories written by acclaimed authors, including Debra Ginsberg, Anne Burt, Simone Zelitch, Andrew Borowitz and Theodore Bikel. Enjoy an eclectic variety of Hanukkah stories hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Friday, Dec. 19

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With the holiday season approaching, there will be a variety of performances and sing-alongs of Handel's beloved oratorio.

If you know of a Messiah performance or sing-along not listed here, please let us know by contacting us here.'

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

The new director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo, will NOT be able to join Walter Parker on VPR Classical Friday morning.  He has prepared the Chorus for the VSO's Holiday Pops concerts this weekend in Barre, Burlington and Rutland.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551  Jupiter
Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1  (Joseph Kalichstein, piano)

Broadcast Wednesday December 10 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)

Broadcast Wednesday December 3 at 8 p.m.

Courtesty of the Halladay Family

Anna Halladay is an 8th grader at Edmunds Middle School, and December's Student Composer Showcase. As a cellist, Anna pays special attention to the bass line of her works. Listen for a conversation with Anna, and hear her String Quartet.

Broadcast Monday 12/1 at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday 12/3 at 8:30 a.m.; Friday 12/5 at 4 p.m.; Saturday 12/6 at 9 a.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Hamlet
Brett Dean: Dramatis Personae (Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Broadcast Sunday November 30 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Romantic
Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden from A Village Romeo and Juliet

Broadcast Saturday November 29 at 8 p.m.

American Diversity

Nov 27, 2014

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Mario Davidovsky: Septet for Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
Alan Louis Smith: Vignettes: Ellis Island

Broadcast Saturday November 29 at 7 p.m.