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Nancy McNichols says that she finds her inspiration for writing music from world around her, spinning  out ideas as they come. For this edition of the Student Composer Showcase, we'll speak with McNichols about how she makes music her own.

Camerata New England

The Camerata New England Piano Quintet visits VPR's Stetson Studio One to perform Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A, Op.81.

Listen Friday April 27 at 11 a.m.
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Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 Eroica  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Listen Wednesday April 25 at 8 p.m.


Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol

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

Listen Wednesday April 18 at 8 p.m.

Christian Steiner

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor  (Albert Brouwer, flute; Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello  (Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello; Raymond Leppard, conductor)

Listen Wednesday April 11 at 8 p.m.

Sally Pinkas Live

Apr 2, 2018
Rob Strong / www.sallypinkas.org

Sally Pinkas, pianist-in-residence at the Hopkins Center, visits VPR's Stetson Studio One for a live preview of her recital including music of Frank Bridge, Syrian-American Kareem Roustom, and salon pieces from Manila. 

Listen Thursday April 5 at 11 a.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 Italian

Listen Wednesday April 4 at 8 p.m.

Marco Borggreve

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Listen Sunday April 1 at 1 p.m.

Harald Hoffmann / Deutsche Grammophone

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Penderecki: The Awakening of Jacob
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61
Ravel: Bolero

Listen Saturday March 31 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Sibelius: Suite Mignonne
Jennifer Jolley: The Ferry Crossing (world premiere commission)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Listen Wednesday March 28 at 8 p.m.

Leah Nash

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano; Portland State University & Pacific Youth Choirs

Listen Friday March 23 at 8 p.m.

Steven J. Sherman

The Copland House is celebrating the Leonard Bernstein Centennial with 'Late Night with Leonard Bernstein,' a multi-media cabaret featuring soprano Amy Burton, pianists Michael Boriskin and John Musto, and narration by Bernstein's daughter Jamie.  They join us Friday morning at 11 for a live preview of their Lane Series performance.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

VPR Classical's Kari Anderson speaks with Vermont Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Benjamin Cadwallader and VSO violinist Jane Kittridge about this Saturday's Masterworks concert, featuring a Double Concerto by Andre Previn written for violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson.

Listen Wednesday March 21 at 8 p.m.

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VPR Classical’s Student Composer Showcase highlights the work of emerging composers across the region. Isabelle Greenewalt is a 6th grader from Putney, listen as she discusses her piece Thunder and Lightning.

Terry Linke / www.riccardomuti.com

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Alison Wahl, soprano; Women of the CSO Chorus

Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Liszt: Dante Symphony

Listen Saturday March 17 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Bella Hristova, violin

Dvorak: Romance for Violin in F minor, Op. 11
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Listen Wednesday March 14 at 8 p.m.


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Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta  (Kate Tamarkin, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 Little Russian  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)

Listen Wednesday March 7 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor

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

Listen Wednesday February 28 at 8 p.m.

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Sibelius: Valse Triste
Honegger: Pastorale d'ete
Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C, Op. 56

Listen Wednesday February 21 at 8 p.m.