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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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Stephen Foster

Jul 2, 2015

We celebrate the July 4, 1826 Birthday of American song-writer Stephen Collins Foster with a variety of his songs - some famous, some not so famous - sung by a variety of artists.

Listen Saturday, July 4 at 12 noon.

University of Vermont

Wondering what you should wear to a classical concert? When should you clap? Can you bring your kids?

Lizzie Post, of the Emily Post Institute in Burlington, has the answers and she stopped by the VPR Classical studios to take the mystery out of going to classical concerts.

From the 2007 Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour:
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor

Dvorak: Serenade for Winds, Op. 44
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48

Broadcast Wednesday July 1 at 8 p.m.

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In this week’s episode, we’ll explore the influence the reformation and counter-reformation had on the world of music including the work of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.


Join VPR's Reuben Jackson for a special this Saturday morning on VPR Classical called Where Have We Met Before: Classical Pieces By Pop Icons. We'll hear works by Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Vernon Duke and others.

Listen on VPR Classical at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th, and 8 p.m. on Monday, July 6th.

Three tenors (Sándor Kónya, Franz Völker, and Javier Camarena) and a bass (the Australian Oscar Natzke) sing music from the worlds of opera, operetta, and song.

Listen Saturday, June 27 at 12 noon.

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This week, we’ll discuss the music of the 15th century French composer Guillaume Dufay and how the lines that defined secular and sacred music began to blur in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)

Broadcast Wednesday June 24 at 8 p.m.

We hear songs by opera composers such as Rossini and Donizetti, sung by opera singers of the present and recent past.

Listen Saturday, June 20 at 12 noon.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio Overture  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15  (Peter Serkin, piano; Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Broadcast Wednesday June 17 at 8 p.m.