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.

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.


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  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Friday May 12 at 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra

May 3, 2017

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 May 5 at 8 p.m.

Berlin Philharmonic
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Christian Elsner, tenor; Christian Gerhaher, baritone

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor Unfinished
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Rachmaninoff: The Rock  (Lorin Maazel, conductor)

Listen Friday April 28 at 8 p.m.

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Currier: Microsymph
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9  From the New World
Kernis: Sarabanda in Memoriam  (Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor)

Listen Friday April 21 at 8 p.m.

Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joe Miller, conductor
Westminster Choir; Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Lori Sims, piano; Jennifer Check, soprano; Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano; Rolando Sanz, tenor; Matthew Anchel, bass

Beethoven: Mass in C, Op. 86
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Pastoral  (Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor)

Listen Friday April 14 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
R. Strauss: Don Juan
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

Listen Friday April 7 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Sergey Khachatryan, violin

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
John Adams: Become Ocean
Holst: Jupiter, from The Planets

Listen Friday March 31 at 8 p.m.