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.

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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.

Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Gabrieli: Fanfare for Brass
Bernstein: Serenade (after Plato's Symposium)
Bernstein: Somewhere, from West Side Story
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Hanson: Pan and the Priest  (Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor)

Listen Friday May 19 at 8 p.m.