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Heath Quartet Live

27 minutes ago
Simon Way / Colbert Artists Management

Great Britain's Heath Quartet visits Studio One for a live performance preview of their concert at Middlebury College.  Music will be by Haydn, Tippett, Bach and Mendelssohn.

Listen Thursday October 26 at 11 a.m.

Moritz Nahr photo from 1907

Part 4 of the New York Philharmonic's Mahler cycle:

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn ('Youth's Magic Horn')  (Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Walter Berry, baritone; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4  (Irmgard Seefried, soprano; Georg Solti, conductor)

Listen Thursday October 19 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Erik Nielsen: Fanfare in B-flat
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat, Op. 38 Spring

Listen Wednesday October 18 at 8 p.m.

Brigham Cooper (left) and Ellery Stahler (right) are October's featured musicians for VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase.
Courtesy of Music-COMP

VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase celebrates the work of young Vermont composers. This October, we'll hear from a pair of student musicians in Southern Vermont.

Moritz Nahr photo from 1907

Part 3 of 10-week Mahler Festival:
New York Philharmonic
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano; Camerata Singers

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Listen Thursday October 12 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture   (Raymond Leppard, conductor)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D, Op. 60  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)

Listen Wednesday October 11 at 8 p.m.

Peter Miller / www.hilaryhahn.com

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Bizet: Symphony in C  (Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor)

Listen Friday October 6 at 8 p.m.

Moritz Nahr photo from 1907

New York Philharmonic

Mahler: 3 Ruckert Lieder  (Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Resurrection  (Jessica Jones, soprano; Cornelia Kallisch, mezzo-soprano; New York Choral Artists; Lorin Maazel, conductor)

Listen Thursday October 5 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

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

Listen Wednesday October 4 at 8 p.m.

Steve J. Sherman / www.cmartists.com

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Andre Watts, piano

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Emperor

Listen Wednesday September 27 at 8 p.m.


From the BBC Proms:
Vienna Philharmonic
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, K. 449
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration  (Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor)

Listen Friday September 22 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Mozart: Serenata Notturna in D, K. 239
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

Listen Wednesday September 20 at 8 p.m.

Mozart's Requiem

Sep 14, 2017
Marco Borggreve / www.andrisnelsons.com

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Radu Lupu, piano; Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Ben Johnson, tenor; Morris Robinson, bass; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Mozart: Requiem

Listen Sunday September 17 at 1 p.m.


From the BBC Proms:
Oslo Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 The Year 1917
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)

Listen Friday September 15 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 Haffner  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Gershwin: Lullaby  (Jaime Laredo, conductor

Listen Wednesday September 13 at 8 p.m.

In this final program in the series "A Passion for Opera," produced by Peter Fox Smith, we present a potpourri of our very favorite recordings.

Listen Saturday, September 9 at 12 noon.


From the BBC Proms:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Stephanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Bell, violin; Cameron Carpenter, organ

De Falla: El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician)
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 with Organ

Listen Friday September 8 at 8 p.m.

Christian Steiner / Frank Salomon Associates, Inc.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture  (Antony Princiotti, conductor)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Listen Wednesday September 6 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Katie Van Kooten, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; John Relyea, bass-baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, James Burton, director

Ives: The Housatonic at Stockbridge from Three Places in New England
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Listen Sunday September 3 at 1 p.m.

Kathy Chapman / CM Artists

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Peter Serkin, piano

Delius: Prelude to Irmelin
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83

Listen Wednesday August 30 at 8 p.m.