Walter Parker

Senior Music Host and Producer

Walter may seem buttoned down while playing classical music, but don't be surprised if you see him touring the back roads of Vermont on his classic Harley Davidson! Walter's passion for classical music is apparent, but his encyclopedic knowledge is indeed impressive. After graduate studies at New York University in Musicology, Walter served as Collection Assistant in the university's Music Library and also catalogued historical jazz records for the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. He began his career in radio at WNCN in New York. He joined VPR in 1984.

 

Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Edgar Meyer, double bass

Debussy: Iberia
Meyer: new piece for orchestra
Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto
Ravel: Bolero
Carter: Symphony No. 1

Listen Friday April 26 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Debussy: La Mer
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Brubeck: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Dave Brubeck Quartet)
Debussy: Rondes de printemps  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Saint Cecilia Orchestra)

Listen Thursday April 25 at 8 p.m.

Heliand Consort Live

Apr 23, 2019
Stina Booth / www.heliandconsort.org

Vermont's Heliand Consort visits VPR's Stetson Studio One for a live performance of music by Robert and Clara Schumann, with readings from their letters.

Listen Thursday April 25 at 11 a.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

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

Listen Wednesday April 24 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Beethoven: King Stephen Overture
Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3
Salonen: Foreign Bodies
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Janacek: Sinfonietta

Listen Saturday April 21 at 8 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Telemann: Gulliver Suite
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 Christmas
Telemnn: Funeral Music for a Canary
Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor, Op. 3, No. 10

Listen Saturday April 20 at 7 p.m.

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

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Listen Friday April 19 at 8 p.m.

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Apr 17, 2019
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New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Twyla Robinson, soprano; Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano; Allan Clayton, tenor; Gerald Finley, bass-baritone; Noah Sadik and Benjamin Wenzelberg, boy sopranos; New York Choral Artists

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Listen Thursday April 18 at 8 p.m.

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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 17 at 8 p.m.
 

Werner Kmetitsch / IMG Artists

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Kelley O'Connor, soprano; Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago; Women of the CSO Chorus

Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 (excerpt)  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday April 13 at 8 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Dvorak: String Quintet in E-flat, Op. 97
Gershwin: An American in Paris (arr. for 2 pianos)

Listen Saturday April 13 at 7 p.m.

Mary Hutchins Harris / South Carolina Music Guide

Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joe Miller, conductor
Lori Sims, piano; Jennifer Check, soprano; Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano; Rolando Sanz, tenor; Matthew Anchel, bass; Westminster Choir; Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Beethoven: Mass in C, Op. 86
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 Pastoral

Listen Friday April 12 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite  (Kurt Masur, conductor)
Rouse: Trombone Concerto  (Joe Alessi, trombone; Leonard Slatkin, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Wagner: Tannhauser Overture and Venusberg Music  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Thursday April 11 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 April 10 at 8 p.m.
 

All Mozart

Apr 7, 2019

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano; Regula Muhlemann, soprano

All Mozart:
La Clemenza di Tito Overture
Exultate, Jubilate
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595
Great Mass in C minor: Laudamus te
Correi spiegarvi, oh Dio
Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 Haffner
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543

Listen Saturday April 6 at 8 p.m.

 

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Ades: Arcadiana
Faure: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A

Listen Saturday April 6 at 7 p.m.

Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Robin Kesselman, double bass

Revueltas: Sensemaya
Koussevitzky: Double Bass Concerto
Piazzolla: Tangazo
Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 Spring

Listen Friday April 5 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Berlioz: Death of Cleopatra  (Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Berg: Lulu Suite  (Angelina Reaux, soprano; Kurt Masur, conductor)
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz  (Kurt Masur, conductor)

Listen Thursday April 4 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 Unfinished
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 Rhenish

Listen Wednesday April 3 at 8 p.m.

Felix Broede / IMG Artists

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Till Fellner, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K. 503
Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Listen Saturday March 30 at 8 p.m.

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