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From the VSO's 2014 Made in Vermont Tour:
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 (The Queen)

Broadcast Wednesday October 14 at 8 p.m.

U.S. Public Domain

Antonio Vivaldi is a name that has become synonymous with the Baroque concerto. His style and massive output has influenced composers for almost 300 years.

Opera Company of Middlebury

The Opera Company of Middlebury gives us a live preview of their production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

Broadcast Thursday October 15 at noon.

Yutaka Kono Live

Oct 8, 2015
Yutaka Kono

Walter Parker speaks with the new artistic director of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Yutaka Kono, and the two soloists for Saturday's concert, violinist Letitia Quante and oboist Katie Oprea.

Listen online now.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

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

Broadcast Wednesday October 7 at 8 p.m.

Photos:US-PD Collage:Amanda Shepard

The 17th Century, also known as the Age of Reason, saw the birth of the scientific method. The music and writings of French composer Jean Phillippe Rameau sought to understand music, and specifically harmony, in scientific terms.

Courtesy of the Alexander Family

Each month VPR Classical features the work of a young composer, in a feature called the Student Composer Showcase. This October we'll meet Wayne Alexander, an 8th grader at the Glover Community School.

Broadcast Monday 10/5 at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday 10/7 at 8:30 a.m.; Friday 10/9 at 4 p.m.; Saturday 10/10 at 9 a.m.

Die tote Stadt

Oct 4, 2015

Erich Wolfgang Korngold is remembered for a number of Hollywood film scores - and for one operatic masterpiece, Die tote Stadt. We hear excerpts from the opera.

Listen Saturday, October 10 at 12 noon.

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; BBC Singers
Marin Alsop, conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano; Danielle de Niese, soprano; Jonas Kaufmann, tenor

Broadcast Friday October 2 at 8 p.m.


Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi ('Flower of the Field')  (Jaime Laredo, conductor; Michael Tree, viola; VSO Chorus)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88  (Raymond Leppard, conductor)

Broadcast Wednesday September 30 at 8 p.m.