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Morning Classics
National Poetry Month - Seamus Heaney & Major Jackson
Friday, 04/22/11
Today's 'poetic pairing' for National Poetry Month has Earth Day in mind, with Seamus Heaney's "Death of a Naturalist" and Telemann's concerto, "The Frog". Then around 8:30 I'll be joined in the studio by Major Jackson to talk about his recent book "Holding Company" and his life as a poet in Vermont.  
Midday Classics
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg on VPR Classical
Friday, 04/15/11
By Walter Parker
I speak with the dynamic violinist.
Afternoon Classics
From The Archive: Quartet for the End of Time in Castleton
Monday, 03/28/11
In March pianist Tanya Gabrielian and friends played Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" at Castleton State College, as part of an ongoing art exhibit.  VPR's Joe Goetz spoke with Tanya about the music, her life, and her desire to combine classical music with other forms of art.
Jazz
Interview With David Amram
Thursday, 03/24/11
By George Thomas
Jazz French hornist and Renaissance man David Amram is the subject of a film "David Amram: The First 80 Years" playing at the Green Mountain Film Festival in Montpelier this weekend. I talked with David about the film and his role in jazz, jazz/poetry, classical composition and much more. David is a gifted talker so the entire interview is available on-line, just click listen.
 MP3 Available 
Midday Classics
Robert DeCormier
Friday, 03/25/11
By Walter Parker
He gives us a preview of his last concerts as founding-director of Vermont's professional vocal ensemble, Counterpoint.
Midday Classics
Spring Music
Monday, 03/21/11
By Walter Parker
Music for the first full day of spring and a conversation with Rick Winston about the Green Mountain Film Festival.
Afternoon Classics
Orpheus in Manhattan
Friday, 03/11/11
Today I'll speak with Dartmouth College professor Steve Swayne about his new biography of William Schuman.  We'll also hear some of Schuman's music, as well as works by Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, and Schumann (yes, the one with two n's) this afternoon.
Morning Classics
Conversation With Steven Klimowski
Thursday, 02/17/11
This morning at 9am I'll be joined in the studio by Steven Klimowski, the Artistic Director of the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble. We'll talk about the VCME's concerts this weekend, and the proclamation that will be signed later today at the State House declaring 2011 the "Year of the Vermont Composer".  
Afternoon Classics
Ann Ellsworth and the Soprano Horn
Wednesday, 02/02/11
Ann Ellsworth will bring her very rare soprano horn to SUNY Plattsburgh this Friday evening at 7:30 for a program of works from the 18th century.  Ms. Ellsworth will join me today in the 3 pm hour to talk about the instrument and its small but special place in classical music.
Morning Classics
Conversation With Rob Paterson
Friday, 01/28/11
Rob Paterson is the composer-in-residence for the Vermont Youth Orchestra. Today I'll talk with him about the "Suite for String Orchestra" he's written for this weekend's VYO concert.    
Midday Classics
Remembering Dennis Murphy
Thursday, 01/20/11
By Walter Parker
I speak with Rick Winston at 1pm about the late musician, artist, scholar, and teacher of Plainfield, Vermont.
Midday Classics
Peter Seivewright
Friday, 01/14/11
By Walter Parker
I speak with the British pianist, who performs in Brandon on Saturday.
Afternoon Classics
Soovin Kim and the Burlington Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, 01/13/11
Violinist Soovin Kim stops by the studio to talk about his concerts this weekend with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, featuring Vivaldi's "Winter" and Mozart's Violin Concerto #3
Midday Classics
Opera Theatre of Weston
Tuesday, 01/04/11
By Walter Parker
OTW performs Mozart's Magic Flute in Rutland and Weston.
Afternoon Classics
Burlington Ensemble
Wednesday, 12/29/10
One of Vermont's newest chamber music groups is Burlington Ensemble, a group of performers with a unique outlook on community involvement.  We'll hear from some of them this afternoon in advance of their concert this Saturday evening.
Afternoon Classics
Interview with Cody Michaels, Rachmaninoff's Vespers
Friday, 12/17/10
Today I'll speak with Vermont pianist and composer Cody Michaels in advance of concerts he will be giving this weekend.  This evening, we'll listen to the complete Vespers of Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Morning Classics
Dawn Willis, Bella Voce
Thursday, 12/02/10
At 9 this morning I'll be talking with Dawn Willis, director of the Bella Voce Women's Chorus. We'll hear a preview of music being performed in their two concerts coming up this weekend.
Afternoon Classics
The Nutcracker in the Upper Valley
Thursday, 12/09/10
We'll hear from Linda Copp, artistic director of City Center Ballet Company in West Lebanon, about the company's production of "Clara's Dream," an adaptation of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, coming up this weekend. 
Midday Classics
Mahler & Moreau
Tuesday, 12/07/10
By Walter Parker
Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 and a conversation with Gary Moreau, director of the Vermont Choral Union
 MP3 Available 
Morning Classics
Monday With The Mozart Fest
Monday, 07/26/10
This morning Tim Riddle and Gil Shohat from the Vermont Mozart Festival are stopping by to talk about the season so far, share some news about changes behind the scenes, and offer a preview of next year's "Beethoven's Revolution" season.
Morning Classics
Introducing Ronald Braunstein
Thursday, 09/23/10
This morning at 9 I'll talk with Ronald Braunstein, the new conductor of the Vermont Youth Orchestra. He's a Juilliard graduate, and his list of former teachers represents some of the best in 20th c. classical music conductors and composers: Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Milton Babbitt, and Elliot Carter, for starters.    
Morning Classics
Introducing John Killacky
Friday, 08/27/10
Burlington's Flynn Center for the Performing Arts has a new Executive Director. John Killacky comes to Vermont from San Francisco, with a rich background of several decades spent in cultural and foundation work. He'll join me this morning to talk about his experience, his life, and his vision for the Flynn Center.
Afternoon Classics
Weekend Preview: eighth blackbird, Bella Voce
Friday, 12/03/10
We'll hear from a recording of the sextet eighth blackbird (e.e. cummings capitalization intended) in advance of its appearance with the VSO this weekend, as well as an interview with composer Jennifer Higdon.  We'll also hear one of Bella Voce's beautiful Christmas recordings in advance of it's concerts this weekend in Burlington.
Midday Classics
Pianist Diane Huling
Thursday, 11/18/10
By Walter Parker
I speak with her at 11; plus composer William Mayer is 85.
Midday Classics
Mary Theodore of Chamber Music Vermont
Wednesday, 11/17/10
By Walter Parker
A conversation with Mary Theodore of Chamber Music Vermont; plus American composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram turns 80.
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