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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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Courtesy of Apple Hill

New Hampshire's Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music is now in its 45th season. This year Apple Hill received the CMAcclaim Award from Chamber Music America, presented in a gala concert on Tuesday evening, July 28.

We hear excerpts from Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns, and we celebrate the artistry of the late Canadian tenor Jon Vickers.

Listen Saturday, August 1 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

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

Broadcast Wednesday July 29 at 8 p.m.


There are individuals in music history that stand as pillars, whose life and work help us delineate the various eras of musical practice. One such individual was the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi, whose work marks the boundary between the renaissance and the baroque.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Peter Serkin, piano

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

Broadcast Wednesday July 22 at 8 p.m.

Peter Fox Smith's special guest is Evans Haile, the new General Director of Opera North, who introduces the works that will comprise Opera North's 2015 repertory: Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, Bernstein's West Side Story, and Copland's The Tender Land.

Listen Saturday, July 25 at 12 noon.


In 1450, Johannes Gutenburg made history in Europe with his moveable type printing press. Thanks to his process and his machine, the printed word was able to spread across the Western world.

Cheng2 Duo Live

Jul 17, 2015
Silvie and Bryan Cheng

The Cheng2 Duo ('Cheng-squared Duo') is a family affair, comprising brother Bryan Cheng, cello, and sister Silvie Cheng, piano.  On Friday they'll give us a live preview of their concert at Fisk Farm on Isle La Motte this Saturday.

Broadcast Friday July 17 at noon.

Viennese Operetta

Jul 15, 2015

Music by Franz Lehár, Johann Strauss II, and others is sung by famous operetta singers of the past, including Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hilde Gueden, Richard Tauber, and Fritz Wunderlich.

Listen Saturday, July 18 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

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

Broadcast Wednesday July 15 at 8 p.m.