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Moritz Nahr photo of Mahler from 1907

Part 5 of 10-week Mahler cycle:
New York Philharmonic

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder  (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Thursday October 26 at 8 p.m.

Heath Quartet Live

Oct 23, 2017
Simon Way / Colbert Artists Management

Great Britain's Heath Quartet visits Studio One for a live performance preview of their concert at Middlebury College.  Music will be by Haydn, Tippett, Bach and Mendelssohn.

Listen Thursday October 26 at 11 a.m.

Tina Gutierrez / www.jenniferjolley.com

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 October 25 at 8 p.m.

Moritz Nahr photo from 1907

Part 4 of the New York Philharmonic's Mahler cycle:

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn ('Youth's Magic Horn')  (Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Walter Berry, baritone; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4  (Irmgard Seefried, soprano; Georg Solti, conductor)

Listen Thursday October 19 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 October 18 at 8 p.m.

Brigham Cooper (left) and Ellery Stahler (right) are October's featured musicians for VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase.
Courtesy of Music-COMP

VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase celebrates the work of young Vermont composers. This October, we'll hear from a pair of student musicians in Southern Vermont.

Moritz Nahr photo from 1907

Part 3 of 10-week Mahler Festival:
New York Philharmonic
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano; Camerata Singers

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Listen Thursday October 12 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 October 11 at 8 p.m.

Peter Miller / www.hilaryhahn.com

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Bizet: Symphony in C  (Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor)

Listen Friday October 6 at 8 p.m.

Moritz Nahr photo from 1907

New York Philharmonic

Mahler: 3 Ruckert Lieder  (Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Resurrection  (Jessica Jones, soprano; Cornelia Kallisch, mezzo-soprano; New York Choral Artists; Lorin Maazel, conductor)

Listen Thursday October 5 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Holst: Ostinato from St. Paul's Suite  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Listen Wednesday October 4 at 8 p.m.

Steve J. Sherman / www.cmartists.com

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Andre Watts, piano

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

Listen Wednesday September 27 at 8 p.m.


From the BBC Proms:
Vienna Philharmonic
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, K. 449
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration  (Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor)

Listen Friday September 22 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Mozart: Serenata Notturna in D, K. 239
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

Listen Wednesday September 20 at 8 p.m.

Mozart's Requiem

Sep 14, 2017
Marco Borggreve / www.andrisnelsons.com

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Radu Lupu, piano; Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Ben Johnson, tenor; Morris Robinson, bass; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Mozart: Requiem

Listen Sunday September 17 at 1 p.m.


From the BBC Proms:
Oslo Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 The Year 1917
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)

Listen Friday September 15 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 Haffner  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Gershwin: Lullaby  (Jaime Laredo, conductor

Listen Wednesday September 13 at 8 p.m.

In this final program in the series "A Passion for Opera," produced by Peter Fox Smith, we present a potpourri of our very favorite recordings.

Listen Saturday, September 9 at 12 noon.


From the BBC Proms:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Stephanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Bell, violin; Cameron Carpenter, organ

De Falla: El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician)
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 with Organ

Listen Friday September 8 at 8 p.m.

Christian Steiner / Frank Salomon Associates, Inc.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture  (Antony Princiotti, conductor)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Listen Wednesday September 6 at 8 p.m.