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VPR Classical is Vermont's statewide classical music station. We bring you the broad world of classical music with a strong local connection: local hosts throughout the week, live performances, news about events in your community, and more.

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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Jan 27, 2015

In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Les contes d'Hoffmann, we hear historic performances of music by Jacques Offenbach.

Listen Saturday, January 31 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Handel: Harp Concerto in B-flat, Op. 4, No. 6  (Heidi Soons, harp; Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47  (Soovin Kim, violin; Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Broadcast Wednesday January 28 at 8 p.m.

We hear a recital of opera arias by four extraordinary contemporary singers: Juan Diego Flórez, Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann, and Christine Brewer.

Listen Saturday, January 24 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385  Haffner  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Gershwin: Lullaby  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Broadcast Wednesday January 21 at 8 p.m.

Special guest Marjan Kiepura guides us through the careers of his father, the Polish tenor Jan Kiepura, and his mother, Hungarian soprano Marta Eggerth.

Listen Saturday, January 17 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor
Albert Brouwer, flute
C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in D mionr

Raymond Leppard, conductor
Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello
Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102

Broadcast Wednesday January 14 at 8 p.m.


Jan 9, 2015

We hear the intimate, personal side of Verdi's Aida with such singers as Renata Tebaldi, Giulietta Simionato, Leontyne Price, and Mirella Freni.

Listen Saturday, January 10 at 12 noon.

Celebrating the 93rd birthday of Robert De Cormier, founding director of the VSO Chorus:
Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Robert De Cormier, conductor
Jonita Lattimore, soprano; Susan Platts, alto; Richard Clement, tenor; Kevin Deas, bass

Faure: Requiem
Mozart: Requiem (selections)

Broadcast Wednesday January 7 at 8 p.m.

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For January’s Student Composer Showcase we’re going behind the music, and learning more about the group that supports Vermont’s young composers. Music-COMP is the music composition online mentoring program that connects students with professional composer mentors in an online discussion forum, and organizes live performances of student work. The Music-COMP's 20th anniversary is in 2015. We’ll learn more about Music-COMP from Executive Director Sandi MacLeod, and hear a student work with a special significance.

Toti Dal Monte

Dec 31, 2014

We hear the voice of the beloved Italian soprano Toti Dal Monte in music of Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, and Donizetti.

Listen Saturday,  January 3 at 12 noon.