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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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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.'

Cantus, one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, talk with host Alison Young about the holiday, music and food. This year's special presentation will focus on gratitude for nourishment and all that surrounds us.

Broadcast Thursday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m.

Playlist:

Food, Glorious Food — Lionel Bart

For the Beauty of the Earth — Folliott Sandford Pierpoint arr. Rudoi

Sakura — Trad., arr. Ko Matsushita

Trinklied — Mendelssohn

How Can I Keep from Singing? — Lowry, arr. Stephen Caracciolo

Peace I Leave With You — Hollaway

St. Cecilia's Day

Nov 18, 2014

Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians, and we celebrate her day, November 22, with a variety of works in praise of music, including Handel's Ode for St. Cecilia's Day and the Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Listen Saturday, November 22 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Holst: Ostinato from St. Paul's Suite  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Broadcast Wednesday November 19 at 8 p.m.

Scrag Mountain Music hosts the Chicago-based Spektral Quartet this weekend.  Double bassist Evan Premo of Scrag Mountain joins the Quartet in the VPR Performance Studio to play Dvorak's String Quintet, Op. 77, which will be on concerts in Burlington, Montpelier and Warren. 

Broadcast Friday November 14 at 3 p.m.  Listen online here.

Patricia McCarty Live

Nov 14, 2014

Patricia McCarty is former assistant principal violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and now teaches at the Meadowmount School of Music.  She and pianist Cary Lewis visit the VPR Performance Studio on Friday to preview their Hill and Hollow Music concert on Sunday.

Broadcast Friday November 14 at 11 a.m.  Listen online here.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra

From 2003, Raymond Leppard, conductor
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

From 2012, Anthony Princiotti, conductor
Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D, Op. 60

Broadcast Wednesday November 12 at 8 p.m.

We hear more beautiful music by Bellini - mostly performed by Maria Callas and Dame Janet Baker.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone; Rosemary Joshua, soprano; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Bach: Cantata BWV 82  Ich habe genug
Brahms: A German Requiem

Broadcast Sunday November 9 at 1 p.m.
Listen again here.

 

From September's Made in Vermont Music Festival, recorded at Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph:
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor

Holst: Jig, from St. Paul's Suite
Dittersdorf: Sinfonia Concertante for Viola and Double Bass  (Russell Wilson, viola; Luke Baker, double bass)
Beth Wiemann: Before the Snow  (world premiere of VSO commission)
Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B-flat, La Reine

Broadcast Wednesday November 5 at 8 p.m.

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