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Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival

The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival visits VPR's Stetson Studio One to preview this year's Festival, bringing music of Mozart and Vaughan Williams.

Listen Friday August 17 at 11 a.m.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Norman: Spiral
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from

Listen Friday August 17 at 8 p.m.


BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Mark Simpson, clarinet

Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 Leningrad
Martin: Symphonie Concertante

Listen Friday August 10 at 8 p.m.


This week, the Marlboro Music Festival announced that pianist Jonathan Biss would become Co-Artistic Director (along with Mitsuko Uchida); so this week we'll encore his 2014 performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.

Listen Wednesday August 8 at 8 p.m.


From the BBC Proms:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano
BBC Symphony Chorus

Faure: Pavane
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (complete ballet)

Listen Friday August 3 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

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

Listen Wednesday August 1 at 8 p.m.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Sakari Oramo, conductor
BBC Proms Youth Ensemble; National Youth Choir of Great Britain

Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Holst: The Planets
Meredith: Five Telegrams
Dvorak: Scherzo Capriccioso

Listen Friday July 27 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Egmont Overture  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Weber: Oberon Overture  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Elgar: Enigma Variations  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Listen Wednesday July 25 at 8 p.m.

Counterpoint Live

Jul 17, 2018
Adam Silverman Photography / www.counterpointchorus.org

Counterpoint, Vermont's professional vocal ensemble, directed by Nathaniel Lew, visits VPR's Stetson Studio One for a live preview of their Flowers of the Field concerts, including music of Vaughan Williams, Janacek, and Vermont composer Matt LaRocca, accompanied by violist Elizabeth Reid and pianist Paul Orgel.

Listen Friday July 20 at 11 a.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

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

Listen Wednesday July 18 at 8 p.m.


Tanglewood Encore:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrouchka

Listen Sunday July 15 at 1 p.m.


Jul 14, 2018

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Malkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Debussy: Gigues, from Images
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Thomas Ades: ...but all shall be well

Listen Saturday July 14 at 8 p.m.

Esther Boston

The Indianapolis Quartet visits VPR's Stetson Studio One to perform Debussy's String Quartet in G minor in advance of their appearance at the Taconic Music Festival on Saturday.

Listen Thursday July 12 at 11 a.m.

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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 July 11 at 8 p.m.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Renee Fleming, soprano

Ives: The Unanswered Question
R. Strauss: Four Last Songs
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathetique

Listen Sunday July 8 at 1 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

VPR Classical's Kari Anderson speaks with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Executive Director Ben Cadwalleder about the VSO's Summer Festival Tour, which runs through July 8.

Listen Wednesday July 4 at 8 p.m.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Tchaikovsky; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Listen Saturday June 30 at 8 p.m.

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Los Angeles Philharmonic
James Conlon, conductor
James McVinnie, organ

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Nico Muhly: Register, for Organ and Orchestra
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Debussy La Mer

Listen Friday June 29 at 8 p.m.


New York Philharmonic
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano; Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
All Dvorak:
Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 From the New World
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Listen Thursday June 28 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 June 27 at 8 p.m.