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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.


Though born the son of a humble miller in Florence, Italy, Jean Baptiste Lully was destined to become the “Father of French Opera.” His work and influence took this Italian art form and imbued it with French opulence and pageantry.


You can enjoy New York's Metropolitan Opera without leaving New England!


Sep 27, 2015

Bizet's Carmen is arguably the most popular opera in the world. We hear excerpts performed by celebrated singers of the past - plus an Entr'acte and a couple of instrumental suites.

Listen Saturday, October 3 at 12 noon.

Porgy and Bess

Sep 21, 2015

To mark the September 26, 1898 birthday of George Gershwin, we hear music from the most successful of all American operas, Porgy and Bess.

Listen Saturday, September 26 at 12 noon.


The Baroque saw many influential musical families as the craft and career of composition and performing was passed from father to son and daughter for generations. One of the greatest dynasties in music was the French family, Couperin. The most influential member of this family was the composer Francois Couperin.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor and violin

Pierre Jalbert: Autumn Rhapsody
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Broadcast Wednesday September 23 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Virtuosi

Vermont Virtuosi's 7-flutist Pipe Dreams ensemble returns to the VPR Performance Studio for a preview of a program they'll give in Burlington, Middlebury and Montpelier September 18-20. 

Listen online now.

Franz Lehár

Sep 16, 2015

We hear music from two operettas by Franz Lehár: Paganini and Der Zarewitsch, with casts that include Nicolai Gedda, Anneliese Rothenberger, and Rita Streich.

Listen Saturday, September 19 at 12 noon.