Live Performances

These are Live Performances on VPR and VPR Classical.

Catalyst Quartet Live

Oct 24, 2014
Sphinx Organization

The Catalyst Quartet forms the core of the Sphinx Virtuosi, "18 of the nation's top Black and Latino classical soloists."  Each fall these alumni of the Sphinx Competition get together to further the Sphinx Organization's mission to bring diversity and new audiences to classical music. 

Allen McCullough, from the artist's website

Chinese-American pianist Tien Hsieh visits the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview of her Lane Series recital featuring music composed by, or transcribed by, Franz Liszt.

Broadcast Friday October 17 at 11 a.m.

VPR-Walter Parker

Vermont Virtuosi's artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer has gathered an ensemble of seven flutists to perform music of Mozart, Bach, Handel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Vermont composer David Gunn in Brandon, Montpelier and Burlington. They visit the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview.

Broadcast Friday October 10 at 11 a.m.  Listen online now.

Opera Company of Middlebury

The Opera Company of Middlebury presents 2 staged concert performances of Verdi's La Traviata this weekend.  We'll get a live preview on Thursday morning when members of the company, including artistic director Douglas Anderson and music director Emmanuel Plasson, visit the VPR Performance Studio.

Broadcast Thursday October 2 at 11 a.m.

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.  Listen online now.

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.

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.

The AK Duo Live

Jul 18, 2014
Vermont Summer Music Festival

The husband-and-wife AK Duo is here with the Vermont Summer Music Festival. Tomoya Aomori plays double bass and percussion and Julie Kang plays cello. They'll play some of their delightful arrangements in the VPR Performance Studio.

Broadcast Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m.

The Vermont Summer Music Festival is underway. Two Festival participants join us in the VPR Performance Studio this morning: flutist Jennifer Grim and pianist Elizabeth Metcalfe. They'll play Poulenc's Sonata and other works.

Broadcast Monday July 14 at 11 a.m.

photo: Paul Reynolds / courtesy Heliand Consort

The Heliand Consort launches its 3rd annual Vermont tour with a visit to the VPR Performance Studio.  They call their program for wind quintet Ancient Airs and Tropical Dances.

Broadcast Thursday July 3 at 11 a.m.  Listen now online.

Justin Lee photography

The Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival gives us a live preview of their opening night concert, heading into their 10th anniversary season. Director Kevin Lawrence will be in the studio, joined by the Arianna Quartet playing music of Schubert.

Broadcast June 25, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Listen online now.

courtesy Hill and Hollow Music

Pianists Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova are in residence at Hill and Hollow Music in Saranac, NY, this week.  They visit the VPR Performance Studio to play music for piano 4-hands. 

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The Green Mountain Opera Festival visits the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview of their upcoming production of Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella).

Broadcast Tuesday June 10 at 11 a.m.  Listen online now.

Momenta Quartet Live

May 25, 2014
VPR

The Momenta Quartet is in-residence at Yellow Barn in Putney this week.  The New York City-based Quartet will visit the VPR Performance Studio on Thursday to play the String Quartet of Claude Debussy.

Broadcast Thursday May 29 at 11 a.m.

Heath Quartet Live

Apr 6, 2014
photo: Sussie Ahlburg

The Heath Quartet from Great Britain is in Vermont to perform quartets of Beethoven, Bartok and Mendelssohn Sunday, April 6, at Marlboro College and Wednesday, April 9, at Middlebury College.  They stop by the VPR Performance Studio for a visit.

Broadcast Wednesday April 9 at 11 a.m.

Vermont Virtuosi Live

Feb 27, 2014

Vermont Virtuosi return to the VPR Performance Studio for a preview of their 'Winter Spirits' concerts in Montpelier and Burlington.  Flutist Laurel Ann Mauer, clarinetist Karen Luttik and pianist Claire Black will play music including works by Vermont composers David Gunn and Thomas L. Read, who will be present to introduce their pieces.

Broadcast Friday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m.

Vermont pianist Paul Orgel returns to the VPR Performance Studio to give us a preview of his UVM recital of lesser-known late Romantic works by Ernest Chausson, Josef Suk and Max Reger.

Broadcast Wednesday February 26 at 11 a.m.

VPR and the UVM Lane Series present a live broadcast of the Gryphon Trio and jazz vocalist Patricia O'Callaghan this Friday at 3 p.m.

Beatrice Rana Live

Feb 6, 2014
photo: Julien Faugere / Solea

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana won the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.  She's in Vermont to perform at the UVM Lane Series on Friday.  She joins Walter Parker in the VPR Performance Studio for a preview.

Broadcast Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m.

Courtesy of Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein joins us in the VPR Performance Studio following her recital at Chandler Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 18.

Broadcast Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.

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