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.

Nashville Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor

Michael Ippolito: Nocturne
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 Haffner
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3
Glazunov: The Seasons Ballet  (Minnesota Orchestra)

Listen Friday October 13 at 8 p.m.

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Bizet: Symphony in C  (Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor)

Listen Friday October 6 at 8 p.m.

From the BBC Proms:
Vienna Philharmonic
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, K. 449
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration  (Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor)

Listen Friday September 22 at 8 p.m.

From the BBC Proms:
Oslo Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 The Year 1917
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)

Listen Friday September 15 at 8 p.m.

From the BBC Proms:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Stephanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Bell, violin; Cameron Carpenter, organ

De Falla: El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician)
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 with Organ

Listen Friday September 8 at 8 p.m.

From the BBC Proms:
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, conductor
David Butt Philip, tenor; James Rutherford, baritone; National Youth Choir of Great Britain

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21
R. Strauss: Music from Die Frau ohne Schatten
Prokofiev: Seven, They are Seven
Walton: Belzhazzar's Feast
Delius: In a Summer Garden  (Richard Hickox, conductor)

Listen Friday September 1 at 8 p.m.

German Chamber Philharmonic, Bremen
Paavo Jarvi, conductor
Vilde Frang, violin; Lawrence Power, viola

Erkki-Sven Tuur: Flamma
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes  (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

Listen Friday August 25 at 8 p.m.

From the BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
David Sawyer: The Greatest Happiness Principle
Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-flat
Khachaturian: Triumphal Poem  (Fedor Glushchenko, conductor)

Listen Friday August 18 at 8 p.m.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Sondergard, conductor
Nicola Benedetti, violin

Shostakovich: October
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D
Bridge: Five Entr'actes  (Richard Hickox, conductor)

Listen Friday August 11 at 8 p.m.

Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
Elgar: Symphony No. 1
Mozart: Haffner Serenade  (Otmar Suitner, conductor)

Listen Friday August 4 at 8 p.m.

The first of 10 concerts from the 2017 BBC Proms:
BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Proms Youth Choir
Edward Gardner, conductor
Igor Levitt, piano

Tom Coult: St. John's Dance
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
John Adams: Harmonium

Listen Friday July 28 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony

Jul 19, 2017

Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano; Mark Hughes, trumpet

Pierre Jalbert: Music of Air and Fire
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1, with Trumpet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 Eroica
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88

Listen Friday July 21 at 8 p.m.

Oregon Symphony

Jul 12, 2017

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

Stravinsky: Fireworks
Schoenfield: Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra
Holst: The Planets
Piston: Suite from The Incredible Flutist

Listen Friday July 14 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Martin Chalifour, violin; Nathan Cole, violin; Ariana Ghez, oboe; Whitney Crockett, bassoon, Robert deMaine, cello)

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat
Schubert: Symphony No. 3
Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1  (Pinchas Zukerman, violin and conductor)

Listen Friday July 7 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony

Jul 1, 2017

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

Revueltas: Sensemaya
Koussevitzky: Concerto for Double Bass
Piazzolla: Tangazo
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Spring  (Sergiu Comissiona, conductor)

Listen Friday June 30 at 8 p.m.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano
Maiya Papach, viola

Haydn: Symphony No. 40
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K. 453
Woolrich: Ulysses Awakes
Haydn: Symphony No. 87
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1042  (Midori, violin; Pinchas Zukerman, conductor)

Listen Friday June 23 at 8 p.m.

Buffalo Philharmonic

Jun 14, 2017

Buffalo Philharmonic
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Michael Ludwig, violin

Webern: Im Sommerwind (In the summer wind)
Korngold: Violin Concerto
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 Rhenish
Tyberg: Symphony No. 3

Listen Friday June 16 at 8 p.m.


Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
(without conductor)

Stravinsky: Danses Concertantes
John Adams: Shaker Loops
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60
Corigliano: Troubadours  (Sharon Isbin, guitar; Hugh Wolff, conductor)

Listen Friday June 9 at 8 p.m.

Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Edgar Meyer, double bass

Debussy: Iberia
Meyer: New Piece for Orchestra
Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto
Ravel: Bolero
Carter: Symphony No. 1  (Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor)

Listen Friday June 2 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony

May 25, 2017

Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Gershwin: An American in Paris
John Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7: finale

Listen Friday May 26 at 8 p.m.