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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.

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VPR Classical Hosts
Walter Parker | Linda Radtke | Kari Anderson | James Stewart | All Programs

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VPR Classical hosts, clockwise from the top left: Kari Anderson, Walter Parker, James Stewart and Linda Radtke.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra | BSO At Tanglewood | Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center | Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Exploring Music | From The Top | Metropolitan Opera | The Met Live In HD | New York Philharmonic | Performance Today | Saturday Matinee | SymphonyCast | VSO On VPR Classical

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Live Performances | Musical Conversations | Student Composer Showcase | The Beethoven Project | Classical Music Timeline Podcast & Timeline Elements

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Deceptive Cadence Blog | Classics In Concert | All NPR Classical

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Created by Emily Alfin Johnson and James Stewart

In our final episode of Timeline: Elements, host James Stewart explores the history and cultural significance of the element air.

Enjoy the podcast and experience the video of Timeline: Elements Live recorded in VPR's Stetson Studio One.

Emily Alfin Johnson/James Stewart / VPR

Our third episode of Timeline: Elements focuses on our home, the ground beneath our feet: Earth.

Enjoy the podcast and experience the video of Timeline: Elements Live recorded in VPR's Stetson Studio One.

Created by Emily Alfin Johnson and James Stewart

Our series, Timeline: Elementscontinues as we explore the source of life: water.

Enjoy the podcast and experience the video of Timeline: Elements Live recorded in VPR's Stetson Studio One.

Emily Alfin Johnson/James Stewart
VPR

Join host James Stewart for the first part of a new series, Timeline: Elementsexploring the elements of antiquity: fire, water, earth and air. 

Enjoy the podcast and experience the video of Timeline: Elements Live recorded in VPR's Stetson Studio One.

Marco Borggreve

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Rafal Blechacz, piano

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Sibelius: Kullervo's Youth

Listen Friday June 22 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture  (Raymond Leppard, conductor)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D, Op. 60  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)

Listen Wednesday June 20 at 8 p.m.

Christian Steiner

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Carter Brey, cello (N.Y.P. Principal)

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Bach: Suites for Solo Cello Nos. 1 & 2

Listen Thursday June 14 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Erik Nielsen: Fanfare in B-flat
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat, Op. 38 Spring

Listen Wednesday June 13 at 8 p.m.

Lisa Marie Mazzucco / www.emanuelax.com

SymphonyCast:
New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Brahms: Tragic Overture
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
Ravel: Noble and Sentimental Waltzes (excerpt)

Listen Friday June 8 at 8 p.m.

www.sarahhicksconductor.com

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Haydn: Symphony No. 68 in B-flat  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Prokofiev: excerpts from the ballet Romeo and Juliet  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)

Listen Wednesday June 6 at 8 p.m.

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British-born conductor Andrew Massey died last Friday at his home in Vermont at the age of 72. 

Glenn Moody Studios

Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Robert De Cormier, conductor
Jonita Lattimore, soprano; Susan Platts, alto; Richard Clement, tenor; Kevin Keas, bass

Faure: Requiem
Mozart: Requiem (selections)

Listen Wednesday May 30 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Dvorak: The Noon Witch
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, Op. 100

Listen Wednesday May 23 at 8 p.m.

Opera Company of Middlebury

The Opera Company of Middlebury visits VPR's Stetson Studio One for a live preview of their upcoming performances of A Streetcar Named Desire, Andre Previn's opera based on the play by Tennessee Williams.

Listen Thursday May 24 at 11 a.m.

Composer Keane Southard hiked the New England portion of the Appalachian Trail during the summer of 2016. Here, he is pictured in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Keane Southard, courtesy

Keane Southard spent many of his childhood weekends hiking and camping with his family in New Hampshire and Vermont. From that early age, he imagined one day he would hike the legendary Appalachian Trail.

Southard went on to study composition and theory, and all the while, the idea of hiking the trail and composing a piece about the experience percolated in his mind.

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SymphonyCast: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Listen Friday May 18 at 8 p.m.

Glenn Ross

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Judith Ingolfsson, violin

Peter Hamlin: Green Mountain Variations
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77

Listen Wednesday May 16 at 8 p.m.

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Andre Watts, piano

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 Emperor

Listen Wednesday May 9 at 8 p.m.

Marco Borggreve

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Camilla Tilling, soprano; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Jorg Widmann: Trauermarsch
Brahms: German Requiem

Listen Sunday May 6 at 1 p.m.

Lynn Goldsmith / www.lisedelasalle.com

French pianist Lise de la Salle visits Stetson Studio One for a live preview of the Bach Unlimited program she will perform at Hill and Hollow Music on Sunday afternoon.

Listen Friday May 4 at 11 a.m.

Hear the full performance in Soundcloud

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