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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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Vermont Virtuosi Live

25 minutes ago
Laurel Ann Maurer

Vermont Virtuosi return to the VPR Performance Studio for a preview of their concerts in Burlington and Montpelier this weekend titled I Remember.  They feature music for various combinations of flute, harp, cello and voice, including a new piece by Vermont composer Erik Nielsen and a work based on the Diary of Anne Frank.

Broadcast Thursday April 23 at 11 a.m.

Lindsey Huddle

This weekend, the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble has their annual concert featuring new works inspired by a Vermont poet, a show that intersperses the poet reading their works with musical responses from Vermont composers. David Huddle is this year's poet, and he joins VPR Classical's Kari Anderson and Steve Klimowski of the VCME to talk about the project. 

Concerts are Friday at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, and Saturday at the Black Bock Theater, Main Street Landing in Burlington.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Apr 16, 2015

We hear music from Shostakovich's two operas, The Nose and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

Listen Saturday, April 18 at 12 noon.


Join Reuben Jackson, the host of VPR's Friday Night Jazz, this Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m. and Monday, April 20 at 8 p.m. on VPR Classical. Jackson hosts a Jazz Appreciation Month special exploring the ongoing relationship between jazz and the European Classical tradition. We'll hear works by Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, George Duke, Ornette Coleman and others.  

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Anthony Princiotti, conductor
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34

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

Broadcast Wednesday April 15 at 8 p.m.

Karen Kevra

Capital City Concerts artistic director Karen Kevra, flute, Arturo Delmoni, violin and viola, and Rebecca Kauffman, harp, visit Walter Parker in the VPR Performance Studio for a preview of their concert at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Sunday, which includes Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp.

Broadcast Friday April 10 at 11 a.m.

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
New York Choral Artists; soprano Dorothea Roschmann; mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter; tenor Steve Davislim; bass-baritone Eric Owens

Bach: Mass in B minor

Broadcast Thursday April 9 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi ('Flower of the Field')  (Jaime Laredo, conductor; Michael Tree, viola; VSO Chorus)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88  (Raymond Leppard, conductor)

Broadcast Wednesday April 8 at 8 p.m.

Auburn Watersong

Gabriel Harter has had a passion for music since he began piano lessons at the age of 5. Now 16, Harter is a junior at U32 High School and has been studying musical composition with Vermont-based composer Erik Nielsen for 1 year. He’s also been studying classical oboe with oboist Sandra Cathey for over 5 years. 


Walter Parker speaks with Alan Parshley, director of the Vermont Wind Ensemble, and pianist Tom Cleary, who will be soloist with the Ensemble at their concert on Sunday.

Broadcast Wednesday April 8 at 1 p.m.