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 Proms Festival

From the 2016 BBC Proms
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Edward Gardner, conductor
Schiphorst: Gravitational Waves
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Holst: The Planets
Delius: Brigg Fair  (Halle Orchestra; Sir Mark Elder, conductor)

Listen Friday September 2 at 8 p.m.

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From the 2016 BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Steven Osborne, piano

Ginastera: Ollantay
Britten: Piano Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No. 9  Great C-Major
Elgar: Coronation March  (Andrew Davis, conductor)

Listen Friday August 26 at 8 p.m.

BBC Proms

From the 2016 BBC Proms
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Robert Levin, piano

Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Listen Friday August 19 at 8 p.m.

Drew Kelley / IMG Artists

From the 2016 BBC Proms:
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Miah Persson, soprano; Anna Stephany, mezzo-soprano; John Daszak, tenor; Christopher Purves, bass

Magnus Lindberg: Two Episodes
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9  Choral
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15  (Artur Rubinstein, piano; Daniel Barenboim, conductor)

Listen Friday August 12 at 8 p.m.

From the 2016 BBC Proms:
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Ravel: Bolero
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Debussy: La Mer  (Sergiu Celibidache, conductor)

Listen Friday August 5 at 8 p.m.

Royal Albert Hall

The opening concert of the 2016 BBC Proms:
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; BBC National Chorus of Wales
Sol Gabetta, cello; Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano
Sakari Oramo, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Vasks: Dolcissima
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky Cantata
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 19  (Stephen Kovacevich, piano; Sir Colin Davis, conductor)

Listen Friday July 29 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Andre Watts, piano

Frank: Karnavalingo
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)
John Williams: Adventures on Earth from E.T.

Listen Friday July 22 at 8 p.m.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor

Franz Schreker: Chamber Symphony
John Harbison: Crossroads  (Kelly O'Connor, mezzo-soprano)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60
Boccherini: Cello Concerto  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Pinchas Zukerman, conductor)

Listen Friday July 8 at 8 p.m.

Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
R. Strauss: Don Quixote  (Johannes Moser, cello)
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
Villa-Lobos: Prelude and Fuga from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 8  (Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor)

Listen Friday July 1 at 8 p.m. 

Houston Symphony

Jun 22, 2016
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Houston Symphony
John Storgards, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C
Sibelius: The Baird
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1

Listen Friday June 24 at 8 p.m.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Debussy: Three Nocturnes  (Paavo Jarvi, conductor)

Listen Friday June 17 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla and Lionel Bringuier, conductors
Yuja Wang, piano

Mieczyslaw (or Moisey) Weinberg: Suite from The Golden Key
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K. 271
Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Listen Friday June 10 at 8 p.m.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Christian Zacharias, piano and conductor

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

Listen Friday June 3 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

Hannah Lash: Sound Investment
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21
Haydn: Symphony No. 102
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings, Op. 22  (Gerard Schwarz, conductor)

Listen Friday May 27 at 8 p.m.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor

Dvorak: Serenade for Strings in E, Op. 22
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 Pastorale
Schubert: Concert Piece for Violin and Orchestra in D, D. 345  (Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin)

Listen Friday May 20 at 8 p.m.

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

Dvorak: Legend No. 6, Op. 59
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 19
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine  (Edo de Waart, conductor)

Listen Friday May 13 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony

May 4, 2016

Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Barber: School for Scandal Overture
Schumann: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7: finale

Listen Friday May 6 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony

Apr 27, 2016

Houston Symphony
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Brahms: Tragic Overture

Listen Friday April 29 at 8 p.m.

From Montreal's Spree Festival:
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Kent Nagano, conductor
Shunske Sato, violin

Lafortune: Un canard de Brome qui avait voulu jouer au cygnet
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Respighi: The Pines of Rome
Faure: Pelleas et Melisande Suite

Broadcast Friday April 22 at 8 p.m.

Berlin Philharmonic

Apr 15, 2016

Berlin Philharmonic
Christian Thielemann, conductor
Maurizio Pollini, piano

Schumann: Genoveva Overture
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Riemann: 7 Fragments in Memory of Robert Schumann
R. Strauss: 4 Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo
R. Strauss: Metamorphosen

Broadcast Friday April 15 at 8 p.m.