Fridays 8 - 10 p.m.
  • Hosted by Alison Young

SymphonyCast features a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles, along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra.

Grant Leighton /

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Bernstein: Slava!
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 Age of Anxiety
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Gershwin: I Got Plenty o'Nuttin' and Oh Lawd, I'm on My Way
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol

Listen Friday September 14 at 8 p.m.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, director and violin

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture
Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3
Bridge: Lament
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Mozart: Symphony No. 18

Listen Friday September 7 at 8 p.m.

Marco Borggreve /

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

Bernstein: Candide Overture
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Ives: Symphony No. 2
Trad.: Shosholoza
Sibelius: Symphony No. 6

Listen Friday August 31 at 8 p.m.


BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Davies: What Did We See? from Between Worlds
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73  Emperor
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
Balakirev: Tamara

Listen Friday August 24 at 8 p.m.

Gerardo Antonio Sanchez Torres /

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Norman: Spiral
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from

Listen Friday August 17 at 8 p.m.

BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Mark Simpson, clarinet

Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 Leningrad
Martin: Symphonie Concertante

Listen Friday August 10 at 8 p.m.

From the BBC Proms:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano
BBC Symphony Chorus

Faure: Pavane
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (complete ballet)

Listen Friday August 3 at 8 p.m.

Mark Allan / BBC

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Sakari Oramo, conductor
BBC Proms Youth Ensemble; National Youth Choir of Great Britain

Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Holst: The Planets
Meredith: Five Telegrams
Dvorak: Scherzo Capriccioso

Listen Friday July 27 at 8 p.m.

Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Edgar Meyer, double bass

Debussy: Iberia
Edgar Meyer: New Piece for Orchestra
Bottesini: Concerto for Double Bass
Carter: Symphony No. 1

Listen Friday July 20 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Renaud Capucon, violin

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
John Williams: Star Wars Suite

Listen Friday July 13 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Robin Kesselman, double bass

Revueltas: Sensemaya
Koussevitzky: Double Bass Concerto
Piazzolla: Tangazo
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Puccini: Nessun Dorma  (Gary Carr, double bass; Harmon Lewis, piano)
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 Spring  (Sergiu Comissiona, conductor)

Listen Friday July 6 at 8 p.m.

Ana Cuba /

Los Angeles Philharmonic
James Conlon, conductor
James McVinnie, organ

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Nico Muhly: Register, for Organ and Orchestra
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Debussy La Mer

Listen Friday June 29 at 8 p.m.

Marco Borggreve

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Rafal Blechacz, piano

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Sibelius: Kullervo's Youth

Listen Friday June 22 at 8 p.m.

SymphonyCast: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Bach: Sinfonia in D, BWV 1045
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D
Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1

Listen Friday June 15 at 8 p.m.

Lisa Marie Mazzucco /

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Brahms: Tragic Overture
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
Ravel: Noble and Sentimental Waltzes (excerpt)

Listen Friday June 8 at 8 p.m.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Dvorak: Romance for Violin in F minor, Op. 11  (Maureen Nelson, violin)
Walton: Sonata for Strings
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 Italian
Copland: Appalachian Spring

Listen Friday June 1 at 8 p.m.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Kit Anderson, piano

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15
Holland: Stories from Home
Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy
Bernstein: Candide Overture
Respighi: Roman Festivals

Listen Friday May 25 at 8 p.m.


Sammy Hart /

SymphonyCast: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Listen Friday May 18 at 8 p.m.

Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Andre Watts, piano

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2
Winger: Conversations with Nijinsky
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Hanson: Merry Mount Suite

Listen Friday May 11 at 8 p.m.

Mahler From Houston

May 2, 2018

Houston Symphony and Chorus
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Mojca Erdmann, soprano; Nicholas Brownlee, bass-baritone

Dvorak: Te Deum
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7

Listen Friday May 4 at 8 p.m.