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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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Manon & Manon Lescaut

May 26, 2015

We compare Massenet's Manon and Puccini's Manon Lescaut, with excerpts from historic recordings of each opera.

Listen Saturday, May 30 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1  (Orion Weiss, piano)
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1  (Jennifer Montone, horn)

Broadcast Wednesday May 27 at 8 p.m.

There are moments in music history, like all history, that stand as dividing lines. Once they happened, nothing could ever be the same.

Camerata New England

The Camerata New England Piano Trio gives us a live preview of their upcoming concert of music by Mozart and Schumann.

Broadcast Friday May 22 at noon.

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Listen to VPR Monday for the special programs Monumental Disagreements and We’ve Never Been the Same. Music lovers of all genres should check out the 2015 Summer Music Festivals guide at VPR.net!

Listen Monday, May 25 at 12 p.m. to Monumental Disagreements.

Fidelio

May 21, 2015

Beethoven struggled with the composition of his only opera, Fidelio, which underwent 10 years' worth of revisions before the version emerged which is now a part of the standard operatic repertoire. We'll hear excerpts performed by a range of great singers, including Kirsten Flagstad, Helge Rosvaenge, and Alfred Poell.

Listen Saturday, May 23 at 12 noon.

Opera Company of Middlebury

The Opera Company of Middlebury gives us a live preview of their upcoming production of Puccini's Turandot.

Broadcast Thursday May 21 at noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Alan Jordan has just announced that he will step down after 16 years as Executive Director of the VSO.  He speaks with VPR's Walter Parker.

The art of writing down melodies, preserving sound in time, was not something that was first invented just 1,000 years ago. Humans have made music for most of our history and this week we’ll explore some of the earliest examples of musical notation. The first example comes to us from a culture that’s nearly 3,400 years old.

The WFMT Radio Network is proud to make the American Opera Series available for broadcast here on VPR Classical. The American Opera Series is designed to complement the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, filling in the schedule with 29 weeks to complete the year.

This year the American Opera Series features great performances by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, Glimmerglass Festival and Opera Southwest.

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