Live Performances

These are Live Performances on VPR and VPR Classical.

The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival pays its annual visit to the VPR Performance Studio.  They'll give us a preview of their first weekend of concerts, including Brahms' Horn Trio, Beethoven's "Eyeglass" Duet, and Five Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano by Shostakovich.

Basia Danilow, violin

Arturo Delmoni, violin & viola

Peter Sanders, cello

Ellen Dinwiddie Smith, horn

Jung Lin, piano

The Burlington Ensemble joins us to perform Felix Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings, written when he was 16 years old.  It's on the BE's programs this week in Vergennes, Richmond, Castleton and Shelburne.


Scrag Mountain Music gives us a live preview of baroque music they'll perform in Stowe, Randolph and Warren, August 3-5.  Artistic Directors soprano Mary Bonhag and double bassist Evan Premo are joined by harpsichordist Lynette Combs and Boston-based violinist Julie Leven.


Violinist Kevin Lawrence, Artistic Director of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and harpist Rebecca Kauffman visit the Performance Studio to play Camille Saint-Saens' Fantasy.  The GMCMF gets underway this weekend.

Vermont Virtuosi Live

Jun 13, 2013

Vermont Virtuosi is a new chamber music group including flutist Laurel Ann Maurer, violist Tatiana Trono and pianist Claire Black.  They give their inaugural concerts this weekend in Montpelier and Burlington.  Music will be by Maurice Durufle, Arthur Foote and a world premiere by Vermont composer David Gunn.  We'll get a preview Thursday morning on VPR Classical.

Listen online now.

The Green Mountain Monteverdi Ensemble of Vermont (a serious ensemble with a tongue-in-cheek name) visits the VPR Performance Studio for a taste of their 'Double Takes' program.  It features paired settings of the same text by different composers, including Bach, Schutz and others.  They perform the program this week in Strafford, Burlington and Montpelier.

Kari Anderson / VPR

Electric violin virtuoso Tracy Silverman has been lauded by some of the great names in 20th century music. With concertos written for him (and the 6-string electric violin of his own invention) by the likes of John Adams and Terry Riley, he is a pioneer in a field of ever-blurring genres.

Hannah Sherman

VPR Classical celebrates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky's groundbreaking ballet "The Rite of Spring" with a live performance by pianists David Kaplan and Timo Andres of the piano 4-hands arrangement .  The two pianists will also play the work in Burlington on Wednesday, May 29th (the true anniversary of the work) under the auspices of Burlington Ensemble.


The Opera Company of Middlebury provides a live preview of their 10th anniversary production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.  They will give 5 fully-staged performances in Russian with English supertitles May 31 to June 8 at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater.


Recent live musical performances on Vermont Edition have included soul, folk, alternative, R&B, Americana and alt-country. Now, the band, 3 Trees visits the VPR Performance Studio.

The group's song, That was Sameness With People, was recently nominated for the best 2013 World Beat Song by the Independent Music Awards.

Rob Spring Photos

Scrag Mountain Music is soprano Mary Bonhag and double bassist Evan Premo.  This week they are joined by Clockwise, harpist Jacqueline Kerrod and violinist Marc Uys, for music of Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst and others.  They join Walter Parker for a preview.

Listen Friday morning May 17 at 11.

Heliand Consort Live

May 8, 2013

The Heliand Consort will tour northern Vermont May 8-11 with music of Telemann, Dvorak and others for flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano.  They join Walter Parker in the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview.

Live Performance: The Talich Quartet

Feb 21, 2013

The Talich Quartet performs Beethoven, Janacek, and Dvorak at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph on Friday evening. The group joins Joe Goetz for a live performance preview.

The Quartet's website is here.

Chandler Music Hall's website is here.


Ariel Quartet Live

Jan 22, 2013

Wednesday evening the Ariel Quartet will perform the next installment of the Beethoven Quartet Cycle taking place at College Street Congregational Church in Burlington. We'll get a live preview this morning at 11.


The Winds of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra join us live today for a preview of their concert at the McCarthy Arts Center of St. Michael's College on Saturday. Music will include selections from The Magic Flute of Mozart and the Petite Symphonie of Gounod.


Laurel Ann Maurer

Flutist Laurel Ann Maurer and pianist Claire Black will perform music of Bach, Vermont composer David Gunn and Claude Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano this weekend (details below). We'll get a live preview Friday morning at 11.

Saturday, December 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 81 Saint Paul Street, Burlington

Sunday, December 30, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Stowe Community Church, 137 Main Street, Stowe

Monday, December 31, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier


A Musical Conversation With Karen Kevra

Nov 13, 2012
Karen Kevra

This weekend Capital City Concerts will present an orchestral concert in Montpelier and Rutland, featuring 26 musicians drawn from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and other groups. Music of Mozart, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Ravel and Wagner will be on the program. CCC director and flutist Karen Kevra gives us a preview. Nov 2012.mp3

David Kaplan Live

Nov 9, 2012
photo: Xun Wang

On Saturday, November 10, pianist David Kaplan will play Bach's Goldberg Variations at College Street Congregational Church, under the auspices of the Burlington Ensemble. David joins us Friday morning for a live performance preview. Kaplan Live 110912 for web.mp3

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