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Live Performances And New Web App Highlight Vermont's Rich Summer Music Scene

Live music is as much a part of Vermont summers as flip flops, swimming holes and farmer’s markets. To mark the start of summer, VPR Classical will feature several live performances from VPR studios in the coming weeks. Hosted by Walter Parker and Kari Anderson, the special broadcasts will provide a taste of Vermont’s summer music scene:

• Tuesday, June 17, 11 a.m.: Village Harmony, a college-aged vocal ensemble, led by Larry Gordon.  They’ll perform music from a variety of traditions.
• Friday, June 20, 11 a.m.: Pianists Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova play piano for four hands. They perform at Hill and Hollow Music in Saranac, NY, on Sunday, June 22. 
• Wednesday, June 25, 11 a.m.: The Green Mountain Chamber Music series celebrates its opening week with the Arianna Quartet and music of Schubert.
• Thursday, July 3, 11 a.m.: Heliand Consort Wind Quintet plays folk and dance-inspired music.
To cover the broadcasts or for more information, please contact Michelle Owens at mowens@vpr.net or 802-654-4311.

VPR’s Summer Music Festival Guide at VPR.net is the best way to find out what music is playing in the area this summer. The completely redesigned the page to make it easier than ever to find music using any device - computer, smartphone or tablet. There’s a search box to locate specific festivals, or users can view the whole list of what’s happening and narrow it down by genre. Clicking on a listing brings up the festival's address, website, and directions to the show. 

VPR Classical is Vermont's only classical music network featuring local hosts throughout the day. Kari Anderson and Walter Parker share their extensive knowledge and passion for the music Monday through Friday. Other highlights include A Passion For Opera with Peter Fox Smith, Performance Today, Sunday Baroque, From the Top, and weekly concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. VPR Classical can be heard on 16 stations around the state, as well as on HD radio, VPR.net, and on mobile devices.