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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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VPR Classical
4:52 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Young Composers Pick Their Favorites

Composers from the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Each summer the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival welcomes a select group of young composers to write a piece for the Festival, and learn about all facets of the Vermont arts community. This year's composers were TJ Cole, Chelsea Komschiles, and Nils Verosky. They stopped by the studio with Young Composer-in-Residence Philip Golub to share what pieces of classical music they can't do without.

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Live Performances
1:50 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

More From The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Artistic Director Soovin Kim and musicians from the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival visit the VPR Performance Studio for the second consecutive Friday for a preview of the final weekend of the Festival.

Broadcast Friday August 29 at 11 a.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
3:00 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Tanglewood Finale

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Nicole Cabell and Meredith Hansen, sopranos; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Noah Steward and Alex Richardson, tenors; John Relyea, bass-baritone

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Broadcast Sunday August 24 at 2 p.m.

Live Performances
11:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival Live

Soovin Kim's Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival begins this week with the theme Poetry in Music.  Violinist Soovin Kim, soprano Hyunah Yu, cellist Marcy Rosen and pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute visit the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview.

Broadcast Friday August 22 at 11 a.m.

A Passion for Opera
3:48 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Gilbert & Sullivan II

In the second of two Gilbert & Sullivan programs, we hear Act II of The Pirates of Penzance, as well as excerpts from recordings by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from the 1950s.

Listen Saturday, August 23 at 12 noon.

A Passion for Opera
3:30 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Gilbert & Sullivan I

In the first of two Gilbert & Sullivan programs, we hear music from Act I of Ruddigore in a 1962 recording conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.

Listen Saturday, August 16 at 12 noon.

Live Performances
11:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Central VT Chamber Music Festival Live

The CVCMF with Walter Parker at VPR in 2010

The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival gets underway this weekend with a program of Tartini, Rachmaninoff and Smetana in Randolph and Woodstock.  The CVCMF makes its annual visit to the VPR Performance Studio Friday morning for a live preview.

Broadcast Friday August 15 at 11 a.m.

Musical Conversations
5:00 pm
Sat August 9, 2014

Michael J. Colburn Live

Col. Michael J. Colburn joined the United States Marine Band in 1987. He became its 27th director in 2004.
Staff Sgt. Brian Rust U.S. Marine Band

On July 12, St. Albans native Michael J. Colburn stepped down as director of the United States Marine Band, known as The President's Own. Colburn joined the USMB in 1987 as a euphonium player, quickly becoming principal euphonium. He worked his way up through assistant director positions until he became the 27th director in 2004. He speaks with Walter Parker this morning.

Broadcast Monday, August 11 at 11 a.m.  Listen online now.

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A Passion for Opera
9:02 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival

We hear performances by the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, who will be in residence at the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph August 14 through 24.

Listen Saturday, August 9 at 12 noon.

VPR Classical
12:30 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

The VPR Choral Hour

Vermont singer Linda Radtke will host the VPR Choral Hour on Sundays at 11 a.m.
Glenn Moody studios

VPR Classical has a new program on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. Join host and Vermont singer Linda Radtke for the VPR Choral Hour, an exploration of the range of great classical choral works, from madrigals to masses. Linda shares her passion and knowledge with our listeners, featuring a Vermont chorus on each program, as well as the rich recorded legacy of major choral works.

Listen Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.