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.

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.


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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.

Buffalo Philharmonic
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Mark Kosower, cello

Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugen Onegin
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Tyberg: Symphony No. 3

Listen Friday February 23 at 8 p.m.

Berlin Philharmonic

Feb 18, 2018

Berlin Philharmonic
Susanna Malkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Busoni: Dance-Waltz, Op. 53
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43
Tchaikovsky: Marche Slav  (Herbert von Karajan, conductor)

Listen Friday February 16 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Jonathan Heyward, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture
Bernstein: Serenade, after Plato's Symposium
Leon: Ser (Being)
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story  (Lenard Bernstein, conductor)
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela  (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Friday February 9 at 8 p.m.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Jeremy Denk, piano and conductor
Maiya Papach, viola; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Hyobi Sim, viola

Schumann: Marchenbilder
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
Kurtag: Homage a Robert Schumann
Schubert: Symphony No. 2
Bartok: Divertimento for Strings  (Edo de Waart, conductor)

Listen Friday February 2 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 Pastoral
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
Brahms: Haydn Variations  (Christoph Eschenbach, conductor)

Listen Friday January 26 at 8 p.m.

Cincinnati Symphony
Louis Langree, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Ravel: Mother Goose
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2
Ravel: Noble and Sentimental Waltzes  (Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor)
Dukas: La Peri  (Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor)

Listen Friday January 19 at 8 p.m.

Oregon Symphony

Jan 10, 2018

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thomas Ades: Violin Concerto Concentric Paths
Elgar: Symphony No. 1
Respighi: Fountains of Rome

Listen Friday January 12 at 8 p.m.