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.

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.

Nashville Symphony

Apr 25, 2018

Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Simone Porter, violin

Dvorak: Othello Overture
Barber: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4

Listen Friday April 27 at 8 p.m.

Berlin Philharmonic
Marek Janowski, conductor

Pfitzner: 3 Orchestral Preludes from Palestrina
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Romantic
Handel: Concerto Grosso in A, Op. 6, No. 11  (Herbert von Karajan, conductor)

Listen Friday April 20 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony

Apr 11, 2018

Houston Symphony
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano

Messiaen: Forgotten Offerings
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, Op. 100
Ravel: La Valse  (Sergiu Comissiona, conductor)

Listen Friday April 13 at 8 p.m.

Oregon Symphony

Apr 5, 2018

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Gould: Stringmusic
Balakirev: Islamey
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest  (James DePriest, conductor)

Listen Friday April 6 at 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra

Mar 28, 2018

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Kathy Kienzle, harp; Minnesota Chorale

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Stephen Paulus: Mass for a Sacred Place
Sibelius: Swanwhite Suite  (Lahti Symphony Orchestra)

Listen Friday March 30 at 8 p.m.

Leah Nash

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano; Portland State University & Pacific Youth Choirs

Listen Friday March 23 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Maraca2, percussion; Joseph Pereira, timpani

Stravinsky: Fireworks
Pereira: Threshold (world premiere)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Stravinsky: The Firebird

Listen Friday March 16 at 8 p.m.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Pekka Kuusisto, violin and conductor

Haydn: Symphony No. 101 Clock
Fritz Kreisler: Violin Concerto in C
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical
Schubert: Death and the Maiden Quartet

Listen Friday March 9 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony

Mar 1, 2018

Houston Symphony
Matthew Halls, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Schubert: Symphony No. 5
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 Jupiter
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2

Listen Friday March 2 at 8 p.m.