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Music And Meditation For Memorial Day Weekend

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Spend this Memorial Day weekend with VPR experiencing special programs of local and classical music and a time of reflection and remembrance.

Spend this Memorial Day weekend listening to a showcase of local musicians, experiencing a special performance by one of the most beloved virtuosos of our time and remembering those we lost during this current crisis. Reflect, relax and remember with VPR and VPR Classical.

Safe & Sound: A Celebration of Local Music

Saturday, May 23rd - 6-8pm on VPR

Monday, May 25th - 8-10pm on VPR

Credit Anna Ste. Marie / VPR
Join VPR in a celebration of local music, Saturday, May 23rd, 6-8pm.

Join VPR for two hours of local performers from several different genres... including recent releases, recorded live performances and some tunes created while in COVID lockdown.

Listen Saturday, May 23rd from 6-8pm on VPR.

A Musical Memorial and Tribute: Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach's Solo Cello Suites Live

Sunday, May 24th - 3-5:30pm on VPR Classical

Credit Jason Bell / PRX used with permission
PRX used with permission
Listen to "A Musical Memorial and Tribute: Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach's Solo Cello Suites Live", Sunday, May 24th from 3-5:30pm on VPR Classical.

Yo-Yo ma proposed this special performance both in memory of those we have lost during the pandemic and as a tribute to those who are on the front lines. The 2.5-hour program will be performed live in the WGBH studios. Yo-Yo Ma will treat audiences to the six Bach Suites for unaccompanied cello.

Listen Sunday, May 24th from 3-5:30pm on VPR Classical.

A Sudden Loss - A Memorial Day Tribute to Those Lost to COVID-19

Monday, May 25th - 12-1pm on VPR

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"A Sudden Loss" is a Memorial Day tribute to those lost to COVID-19 in the past few months. Listen Monday, May 25th from 12-1pm on VPR.

Public radio hosts, past and present, read short eulogies of just some of the tens of thousands lost to the coronavirus pandemic in the last several months. Produced by public radio veteran producer Paul Ingles.

Listen Monday, May 25th from 12-1pm on VPR.

James Stewart is Vermont Public Classical's afternoon host. As a composer, he is interested in many different genres of music; writing for rock bands, symphony orchestras and everything in between.
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