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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.


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.