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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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With the holiday season approaching, there will be a variety of performances and sing-alongs of Handel's beloved oratorio.

If you know of a Messiah performance or sing-along not listed here, please let us know by contacting us here.'

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While you're enjoying time with friends and family this week, join VPR and VPR Classical for special holiday programs.

From the 2011 Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour:
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Sibelius: Valse triste
Honegger: Pastorale d'ete

From the October 2012 Masterworks Series at the Flynn Center:
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio:
Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin and conductor; Sharon Robinson, cello
Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C, Op. 56

Broadcast Wednesday November 26 at 8 p.m.
 

 

Curtis Johnson

Cantus, one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, talks with host Alison Young about the holiday, music and food. This year's special presentation will focus on gratitude for nourishment and all that surrounds us.

Broadcast Thursday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m.

Playlist:

Food, Glorious Food — Lionel Bart

For the Beauty of the Earth — Folliott Sandford Pierpoint arr. Rudoi

Sakura — Trad., arr. Ko Matsushita

Trinklied — Mendelssohn

How Can I Keep from Singing? — Lowry, arr. Stephen Caracciolo

Peace I Leave With You — Hollaway

St. Cecilia's Day

Nov 18, 2014

Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians, and we celebrate her day, November 22, with a variety of works in praise of music, including Handel's Ode for St. Cecilia's Day and the Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Listen Saturday, November 22 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Holst: Ostinato from St. Paul's Suite  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Broadcast Wednesday November 19 at 8 p.m.

Spektral Quartet

Scrag Mountain Music hosts the Chicago-based Spektral Quartet this weekend.  Double bassist Evan Premo of Scrag Mountain joins the Quartet in the VPR Performance Studio to play Dvorak's String Quintet, Op. 77, which will be on concerts in Burlington, Montpelier and Warren. 

Broadcast Friday November 14 at 3 p.m.  Listen online here.

Patricia McCarty Live

Nov 14, 2014
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Patricia McCarty is former assistant principal violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and now teaches at the Meadowmount School of Music.  She and pianist Cary Lewis visit the VPR Performance Studio on Friday to preview their Hill and Hollow Music concert on Sunday.

Broadcast Friday November 14 at 11 a.m.  Listen online here.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra

From 2003, Raymond Leppard, conductor
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

From 2012, Anthony Princiotti, conductor
Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D, Op. 60

Broadcast Wednesday November 12 at 8 p.m.

We hear more beautiful music by Bellini - mostly performed by Maria Callas and Dame Janet Baker.

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