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.
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VPR Classical
12:08 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Walter Parker's 30th Anniversary!

Walter Parker
Ben Resnik

Walter Parker's 30th anniversary at Vermont Public Radio is the first day of October, and we're celebrating! Join us for a live concert broadcast from the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, October 1st at 11:30.

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Musical Conversations
9:30 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Zon Eastes Speaks with Walter Parker

Zon Eastes, who worked for the Brattleboro Music Center for many years, has organized a very personal concert to benefit the BMC this Saturday.  He'll conduct a hand-picked chamber orchestra in some of his favorite music.  He speaks with Walter Parker about it.

Broadcast Wednesday September 10 at 11 a.m.  Listen online now.

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VPR Classical
9:28 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Remembering Dr. Brian Webb

For over 40 years Dr. Brian Webb was a central figure in the Vermont music community, especially in the world of choral music. He died recently in a sailing accident on Lake Champlain.

Linda Radtke has gathered musical memories of Dr. Webb from his colleagues in the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Onion River Chorus, and Christ Church Episcopal Choir. She'll share those remembrances, along with favorite pieces by Handel, Mozart, Rodrigo, and others.

Listen Friday at 3 and Sunday at 11.

A Passion for Opera
6:12 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

The Flying Dutchman

Peter Fox Smith offers an introduction to Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, an opera that changed the course of operatic history.

Listen Saturday, September 6 at 12 noon.

VPR Classical
7:53 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Student Composer Showcase: Ethan Duncan

Student Composer Ethan Duncan
Sandi MacLeod

September's Student Composer Showcase is Ethan Duncan, who enters 8th grade at Williston Central School this fall. Ethan whistles while he works - literally working out his melodies with a whistle before committing them to the page.

Listen Monday at 11:30am; Wednesday at 8:30am; Friday at 4pm, and Saturday at 9am.

The Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP's online mentoring program. Find out more at music-comp.org

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Live Performances
11:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

More From The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Artistic Director Soovin Kim and musicians from the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival visit the VPR Performance Studio for the second consecutive Friday for a preview of the final weekend of the Festival.

Broadcast Friday August 29 at 11 a.m.  Listen online now.

VPR Classical
4:52 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Young Composers Pick Their Favorites

Composers from the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Each summer the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival welcomes a select group of young composers to write a piece for the Festival and learn about all facets of the Vermont arts community. This year's composers were TJ Cole, Chelsea Komschiles and Nils Verosky. They stopped by the VPR Classical studio with Young Composer-in-Residence Philip Golub to share what pieces of classical music they can't do without. 

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Boston Symphony Orchestra
3:00 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Tanglewood Finale

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Nicole Cabell and Meredith Hansen, sopranos; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Noah Steward and Alex Richardson, tenors; John Relyea, bass-baritone

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Broadcast Sunday August 24 at 2 p.m.

Live Performances
11:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival Live

Soovin Kim's Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival begins this week with the theme Poetry in Music.  Violinist Soovin Kim, soprano Hyunah Yu, cellist Marcy Rosen and pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute visit the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview.

A Passion for Opera
3:48 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Gilbert & Sullivan II

In the second of two Gilbert & Sullivan programs, we hear Act II of The Pirates of Penzance, as well as excerpts from recordings by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from the 1950s.

Listen Saturday, August 23 at 12 noon.