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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.
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Inside VPR
10:13 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Watch The Met Live In HD In Local Theaters

You can enjoy New York's Metropolitan Opera without leaving New England!

View the 2014/2015 Metropolitan Opera broadcast schedule here. There are six venues throughout our listening area that present the live opera in HD broadcast:

The Paramount Theater, Rutland, VT

The Hopkins Center For the Arts, Hanover, NH

The Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, VT

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Live Performances
3:56 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Opera Company Of Middlebury Live

Opera Company of Middlebury

The Opera Company of Middlebury presents 2 staged concert performances of Verdi's La Traviata this weekend.  We'll get a live preview on Thursday morning when members of the company, including artistic director Douglas Anderson and music director Emmanuel Plasson, visit the VPR Performance Studio.

Broadcast Thursday October 2 at 11 a.m.

VPR Classical
10:08 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Walter Parker's 30th Anniversary!

Walter Parker
Ben Resnik

Walter Parker's 30th anniversary at Vermont Public Radio is the first day of October, and we're celebrating! Join us for a live concert broadcast from the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, October 1st at 11:30.

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A Passion for Opera
4:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Dance

We sample dance sequences from a variety of operas, including music by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Massenet, and Richard Strauss. And it's time for our September Mystery Voice Quiz.

Listen Saturday, September 27 at 12 noon.

A Passion for Opera
10:55 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Jussi Björling and his Family

We hear a variety of recordings, some of them rare, of Jussi Björling and his family: his brothers, his wife, his son, and his grandson.

Listen Saturday, September 13 at 12 noon.

A Passion for Opera
10:55 am
Wed September 17, 2014

The Rossini Primo Finale

In anticipation of this afternoon's San Francisco Opera broadcast of The Barber of Seville, we sample a few brilliant  first act finales from Rossini operas.

Listen Saturday, September 20 at 12 noon.

VPR Classical
7:10 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Composer Beth Wiemann

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Made in Vermont tour kicks off this weekend. They have a world-premiere on the program from Burlington native Beth Wiemann. She spoke with VPR Classical about the new work and what audiences can expect from "Before the Snow."

Broadcast Wednesday, September 17 at 8:30 a.m.

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Musical Conversations
9:30 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Zon Eastes Speaks with Walter Parker

Zon Eastes, who worked for the Brattleboro Music Center for many years, has organized a very personal concert to benefit the BMC this Saturday.  He'll conduct a hand-picked chamber orchestra in some of his favorite music.  He speaks with Walter Parker about it.

Broadcast Wednesday September 10 at 11 a.m.  Listen online now.

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VPR Classical
9:28 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Remembering Dr. Brian Webb

For over 40 years Dr. Brian Webb was a central figure in the Vermont music community, especially in the world of choral music. He died recently in a sailing accident on Lake Champlain.

Linda Radtke has gathered musical memories of Dr. Webb from his colleagues in the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Onion River Chorus, and Christ Church Episcopal Choir. She'll share those remembrances, along with favorite pieces by Handel, Mozart, Rodrigo, and others.

Listen Friday at 3 and Sunday at 11.

A Passion for Opera
6:12 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

The Flying Dutchman

Peter Fox Smith offers an introduction to Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, an opera that changed the course of operatic history.

Listen Saturday, September 6 at 12 noon.

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