VPR Classical

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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Vermont Symphony Orchestra

It's early spring, and you can hear Stravinsky's iconic Rite of Spring performed by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra tonight at 8 p.m. on VPR Classical. From the VSO's December Masterworks concert, the program also includes a Suite from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Broadcast Wednesday March 25 at 8 p.m.


Mar 23, 2015

As a prelude to the Met broadcast of Lucia di Lammermoor, we invite you to test your knowledge of Donizetti operas. We'll play an hour's worth of delicious excerpts - but we'll identify them only after they're played.

Listen Saturday, March 28 at 12 noon.

Modest Mussorgsky

Mar 20, 2015

We celebrate the March 21, 1839 Birthday of Modest Mussorgsky by listening to intense, evocative music from his operas  Boris Godunov and Khovanshchina.

Listen Saturday, March 21 at 12 noon.

LP Classics

Pianists Natalia Lavrova and Vassily Primakov return to the VPR Performance Studio to preview their program of solo and duo music by Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Czerny which they'll give at Chander Center for the Arts on Saturday.

Broadcast Friday March 20 at 11 a.m.


Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Haydn: Symphony No. 68 in B-flat  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)

Broadcast Wednesday March 18 at 8 p.m.

Contemporary opera stars Renée Fleming and Joyce DiDonato are heard in seldom performed bel canto repertory.

Listen Saturday, March 14 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor

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

Broadcast Wednesday March 11 at 8 p.m.

Maurice Ravel

Mar 2, 2015

We celebrate the March 7, 1875 birthday of Maurice Ravel by listening to a performance of his short, charming opera L'enfant et les sortilèges.

Listen Saturday, March 7 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor  Unfinished
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat  Rhenish

Broadcast Wednesday March 4 at 8 p.m.

Malayna Johnson

Malayna Johnson is a senior at Harwood Union High School and March’s Student Composer Showcase. Her Latin-jazz inspired piece for brass quintet is called Limitless, referring to her desire to push musical boundaries. In it, horns growl, climbing into screeching high registers, pushing the limits of what the instruments can do.