Walter Parker

Senior Classical 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.

 

Kathy Chapman

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio Overture  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15  (Peter Serkin, piano; Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Listen Wednesday June 23 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 Polish
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 Unfinished
Stravinsky: Fireworks & Four Studies  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 19 at 8 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546
Farina: Capriccio Stravagante
Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade
Tartini: 'Devil's Trill' Violin Sonata

Listen Saturday June 19 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Adams: Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
Debussy: Three Nocturnes

Listen Friday June 18 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Berlioz: Le Corsair Overture
Marc Neikrug: Concerto for Orchestra
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3
Debussy: La Mer
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Listen Thursday June 17 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Prelude
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathetique

Listen Wednesday June 16 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 19
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A|
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta  (Neeme Jarvi, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 12 at 8 p.m.

Buffalo Phiharmonic
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Elina Vahala, violin

Wang: Symphony No. 1
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Dohnanyi: Symphonic Minutes

Listen Friday June 11 at 8 p.m.

Mozart & Tchaikovsky

Jun 9, 2021

New York Philharmonic
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K. 271
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme  (Carter Brey, cello; Alan Gilbert, conductor)

Listen Thursday June 10 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

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

Listen Wednesday June 9 at 8 p.m.

Schubert & Schumann

Jun 3, 2021

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Schubert: Fantasy for Piano 4-hands in F minor
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op. 44

Listen Saturday June 5 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Mason Bates: The B Sides
Schumann: Cello Concerto
R. Strauss: Aus Italien
Liszt: Les Preludes

Listen Saturday June 5 at 8 p.m.

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Frank: Walkabout
Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
R. Strauss: Don Juan

Listen Friday June 4 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

Schnittke: (K)ein Sommernachtstraum
Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathetique
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor

Listen Thursday June 3 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Olga Kern, piano

Mozart: Impressario Overture
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

Listen Wednesday June 2 at 8 p.m.

Todd Rosenberg / Colbert Artists

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Michael Stern, conductor

Griffes: The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Bernstein: Fancy Free
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Gershwin: An American in Paris

Listen Monday May 31 at 8 p.m.

Schubert & Ravel

May 27, 2021

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock)  (Lisette Oropesa, soprano)
Ravel: String Quartet in F  (Escher Quartet)

Listen Saturday May 29 at 7 p.m.

Moritz Nahr

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

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Listen Saturday May 29 at 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra and Women of the Minnesota Chorale
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Michael Collins, clarinet

Roustom: Ramal
Adams: Gnarly Buttons
Holst: The Planets
R. Strauss: Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

Listen Friday May 28 at 8 p.m.
 

New York Philharmonic
Jeffrey Kahane, piano and conductor
Sheryl Staples, violin; Liang Wang oboe

Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Mozart: Symphony No. 33
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 Violins  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Ravel: Bolero  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)

Listen Thursday May 27 at 8 p.m.

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