Live Performances

These are Live Performances on VPR and VPR Classical.

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.

photo: Robert Devers

The Fine Arts Quartet will give the fifth installment of the Beethoven String Quartet Cycle being presented by the Vermont Summer Music Festival.  They stop by the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview.

VPR/Tim Johnson

Pianist Claire Black of Vermont Virtuosi visits the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview of her recital of Impromptus by Schubert and Preludes by Rachmaninoff which she will give at Richmond Free Library Saturday, November 9, at 7pm.

David Neiweem Live

Oct 24, 2013

David Neiweem brings UVM's Klop portable organ to the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview of recitals he'll be giving in the area (see below).

Check out this video with a few selections from David's performance:

Stile Antico Live

Oct 4, 2013

Stile Antico ("antique style") is a distinguished vocal ensemble from Britain specializing in music of the renaissance.  They stop by the VPR Performance Studio Monday afternoon for a preview of concerts they will give in St. Johnsbury on Tuesday and Marlboro on Wednesday.

The Burlington Ensemble, with VPR Classical's Joe Goetz as guest pianist, visits the VPR Performance Studio to play Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, which will be on their programs this week in Rutland, Stowe and Burlington.

Vermont Virtuosi return to the VPR Performance Studio to preview their concerts this weekend in Burlington and Montpelier.  Flutist Laurel Ann Maurer, pianist Claire Black, and guest clarinetist Karen Luttik will play music of Vermont composers David Gunn and Gwyneth Walker plus the Clarinet Sonata of Francis Poulenc.

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.