Live Performances

These are Live Performances on VPR and VPR Classical.

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Violent Ultraviolet, The Smittens and Enemy Self performed as part of the Live From The Fort Showcase at the Waking Windows festival in Winooski. Check out some of the highlights from their sets.

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Carton stopped by The Skinny Pancake in Burlington for a Live From The Fort performance.

Paper Castles stops by the VPR studios for the latest performances of Live From The Fort! 

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Flynn Featuring Myra Flynn visits the VPR studios for a performance Live From The Fort! 

Heliand Consort Live

Feb 11, 2016
photo: Paul Reynolds / Heliand Consort

Vermont's Heliand Consort is an ensemble of piano and wind instruments.  They visit the VPR Performance Studio on Thursday to play Francis Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Winds.

Broadcast Live on Thursday February 11 at noon.  Listen online now.


The John Daly Trio visit the VPR studios for a performance Live From The Fort! 

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Soule Monde visit the VPR studios for a performance Live From The Fort! 


The Grift visit the VPR studios for a performance Live From The Fort! 


VPR's Live From the Fort features musicians from around the state, performing live from the VPR studios at Fort Ethan Allen. Through music and casual conversation, the series connects music lovers with Vermont-based music makers.

Herb Swanson

The Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont, directed by Dawn Willis, performs familiar and lesser-known music for the holidays (details below).

Broadcast Thursday December 24 at 8 p.m. and Friday December 25 at 1 p.m.

Puer Nobis Nascitur (arr. Lana Walter)
Heather Aube, finger cymbals; Frank Whitcomb, hand drum

Lullaby, from Hodie (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Christine Richards, soprano; Frank Whitcomb, piano

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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns to the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview of her recital at Chandler Center for the Arts on Saturday, which will include music of Schumann, Schubert and the premiere of Breugel Suite by Philip Lasser, who will also be present. 


The Sweet Remains visit the VPR studios for a performance Live From The Fort! 

Opera Company of Middlebury

The Opera Company of Middlebury gives us a live preview of their production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

Broadcast Thursday October 15 at noon.  Listen online now.


Celebrating their 13th year as a band, Swale visits the VPR studios for a performance Live From The Fort!

Vermont Virtuosi

Vermont Virtuosi's 7-flutist Pipe Dreams ensemble returns to the VPR Performance Studio for a preview of a program they'll give in Burlington, Middlebury and Montpelier September 18-20. 

Listen online now.

A Fleeting Animal

Sep 4, 2015

A Fleeting Animal is an opera by Vermont composer Erik Nielsen to a libretto by David Budbill, based on his play Judevine.  Nielsen's revised version will tour the state for 6 performances from September 11 to 20.  Nielsen and lead characters will join us for a live preview on Friday at noon.

Listen online now.

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival’s theme for this season is “Sounds of the Wind”, concerts that feature chamber works for a combination of woodwinds, strings, and piano. The opening concert will be broadcast live on VPR Classical this Sunday, hosted by Walter Parker and James Stewart.

Broadcast Sunday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m.

Vermont band The Snaz performs Live From The Fort!


Friday at noon, the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival makes its annual visit to the VPR Performance Studio for a preview their season in Randolph and Woodstock August 10-23.  We'll hear a quartet of cellists: Chris Finckel, Hannah Holman, Jeffrey Ziegler and Artistic Director Peter Sanders.

Listen to Vermont artists The Aerolites, Live From The Fort!