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Opera Company of Middlebury

The Opera Company of Middlebury visits VPR's Stetson Studio One for a live preview of their upcoming performances of A Streetcar Named Desire, Andre Previn's opera based on the play by Tennessee Williams.

Listen Thursday May 24 at 11 a.m.

Composer Keane Southard hiked the New England portion of the Appalachian Trail during the summer of 2016. Here, he is pictured in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Keane Southard, courtesy

Keane Southard spent many of his childhood weekends hiking and camping with his family in New Hampshire and Vermont. From that early age, he imagined one day he would hike the legendary Appalachian Trail.

Southard went on to study composition and theory, and all the while, the idea of hiking the trail and composing a piece about the experience percolated in his mind.

Sammy Hart / www.lisabatiashvili.com

SymphonyCast: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Listen Friday May 18 at 8 p.m.

Glenn Ross

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Judith Ingolfsson, violin

Peter Hamlin: Green Mountain Variations
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77

Listen Wednesday May 16 at 8 p.m.

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Andre Watts, piano

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 Emperor

Listen Wednesday May 9 at 8 p.m.

Marco Borggreve

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Camilla Tilling, soprano; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Jorg Widmann: Trauermarsch
Brahms: German Requiem

Listen Sunday May 6 at 1 p.m.

Lynn Goldsmith / www.lisedelasalle.com

French pianist Lise de la Salle visits Stetson Studio One for a live preview of the Bach Unlimited program she will perform at Hill and Hollow Music on Sunday afternoon.

Listen Friday May 4 at 11 a.m.

Hear the full performance in Soundcloud

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Ben Cadwallader and violinist Jane Kittridge speak with VPR Classical's Kari Anderson about this weekend's Masterworks concerts in Rutland and Burlington, featuring music of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Shostakovich and Beethoven.

Listen Wednesday May 2 at 8 p.m.

Courtesy of Music-COMP / Music-COMP

Nancy McNichols says that she finds her inspiration for writing music from world around her, spinning  out ideas as they come. For this edition of the Student Composer Showcase, we'll speak with McNichols about how she makes music her own.

Camerata New England

The Camerata New England Piano Quintet visits VPR's Stetson Studio One to perform Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A, Op.81.

Listen Friday April 27 at 11 a.m.
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Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 Eroica  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Listen Wednesday April 25 at 8 p.m.


Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol

Jaime Laredo, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Listen Wednesday April 18 at 8 p.m.

Christian Steiner

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor  (Albert Brouwer, flute; Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello  (Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello; Raymond Leppard, conductor)

Listen Wednesday April 11 at 8 p.m.

Sally Pinkas Live

Apr 2, 2018
Rob Strong / www.sallypinkas.org

Sally Pinkas, pianist-in-residence at the Hopkins Center, visits VPR's Stetson Studio One for a live preview of her recital including music of Frank Bridge, Syrian-American Kareem Roustom, and salon pieces from Manila. 

Listen Thursday April 5 at 11 a.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 Italian

Listen Wednesday April 4 at 8 p.m.

Marco Borggreve

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Listen Sunday April 1 at 1 p.m.

Harald Hoffmann / Deutsche Grammophone

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Penderecki: The Awakening of Jacob
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61
Ravel: Bolero

Listen Saturday March 31 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Sibelius: Suite Mignonne
Jennifer Jolley: The Ferry Crossing (world premiere commission)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Listen Wednesday March 28 at 8 p.m.

Leah Nash

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano; Portland State University & Pacific Youth Choirs

Listen Friday March 23 at 8 p.m.

Steven J. Sherman

The Copland House is celebrating the Leonard Bernstein Centennial with 'Late Night with Leonard Bernstein,' a multi-media cabaret featuring soprano Amy Burton, pianists Michael Boriskin and John Musto, and narration by Bernstein's daughter Jamie.  They join us Friday morning at 11 for a live preview of their Lane Series performance.