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Kari Anderson, Peter Fox Smith and Walter Parker

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Morning Classics
3:14 pm
Tue July 8, 2014


There's a new addition to the classical contemporary music scene here in Vermont: TURNmusic have their inaugural show on Wednesday evening at ArtsRiot in Burlington, which they will encore on the 18th in Waterbury. The group's founder and conductor Anne Decker stopped by with violinist Mary Rowell to talk with Kari Anderson about the new ensemble.

Find out more at TURNmusic.org

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VPR Classical
8:30 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Student Composer Showcase: Adele Woodmansee

July's Student Composer Showcase
Adele Woodmansee

Westfield native Adele Woodmansee is July's Student Composer Showcase. A recent graduate of North Country Union High School, Adele has never been one to take the easy route. She is Harvard-bound next year, after she hikes the long trail and travels in Mexico this fall.

Listen to the Student Composer Showcase Monday at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., Friday at 4 p.m., and Saturday at 9 a.m. Listen online now.

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VPR Classical
8:56 am
Fri July 4, 2014

La Clemenza Di Tito

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday Matinee presents the Lyric Opera Of Chicago's production of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito.

Matthew Polenzani sings the title role, with Joyce DiDonato (Sesto), Amanda Majeski (Vitellia), Cecelia Hall (Anno), Emily Birsan (Servilia), and Christian Van Horn (Publio).

Sir Andrew Davis conducts. Read the synopsis.

Broadcast Saturday, July 5 at 1:00 p.m. on VPR Classical.

A Passion For Opera
6:14 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Iphigenie En Tauride

July 2 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Christoph Willibald Gluck. We hear excerpts from what many consider his finest work, Iphigénie en Tauride.

Listen Saturday, July 2 at 12 noon.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
2:03 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The BSO At Tanglewood Live!

Again this summer, VPR Classical brings you Sunday afternoon concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, live from their summer home at Tanglewood.

Asher Fisch, conductor

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat  (Garrick Ohlsson, piano)
Liszt: Les Preludes
Wagner: excerpts from Die Meistersinger

Broadcast Sunday July 6 at 2 p.m.

Live Performances
11:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

The Heliand Consort Live

photo: Paul Reynolds courtesy Heliand Consort

The Heliand Consort launches its 3rd annual Vermont tour with a visit to the VPR Performance Studio.  They call their program for wind quintet Ancient Airs and Tropical Dances.

Broadcast Thursday July 3 at 11 a.m.  Listen now online.

VPR Classical
12:08 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Dvorak's Rusalka

Lyric Opera of Chicago's Rusalka
Todd Rosenberg Photography

Saturday Matinee presents the Lyric Opera Of Chicago's production of Dvorak's Rusalka, a new production and a Lyric Opera premiere.

Ana Maria Martinez sings the title role, with Brandon Jovanovich (The Prince), Jill Grove (Jezibaba), Eric Owens (Vodnik), and Ekaterina Gubanova (Foreign Princess).

Sir Andrew Davis conducts. Read the synopsis here.

Broadcast Saturday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. on VPR Classical.

VPR Classical
11:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival Live

The Arianna Quartet
Justin Lee photography

The Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival gives us a live preview of their opening night concert, heading into their 10th anniversary season. Director Kevin Lawrence will be in the studio, joined by the Arianna Quartet playing music of Schubert.

Broadcast June 25, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Listen online now.

A Passion for Opera
4:59 pm
Tue June 24, 2014


Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, and Natalie Dessay are featured in this superb recording of Handel's opera Alcina.

Listen Saturday, June 28 at 12 noon.

Live Performances
11:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova Live

Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova
courtesy Hill and Hollow Music

Pianists Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova are in residence at Hill and Hollow Music in Saranac, NY, this week.  They visit the VPR Performance Studio to play music for piano 4-hands.