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.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Truls Mork, cello

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Listen Friday October 28 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 October 21 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony

Oct 12, 2016

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 October 14 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada
Gabriela Montero, piano

Gabriela Lena Frank: Escaramuza
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Listen Friday October 7 at 8 p.m.


The festive final concert of the 2016 BBC Proms Music Festival
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Singers
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Juan Diego Florez, tenor

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Listen Friday September 30 at 8 p.m.

BBC Proms Festival

From the BBC Proms
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, piano and conductor

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Romantic
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes  (Jiri Belohlavek, conductor)

Listen Friday September 23 at 8 p.m.

BBC Proms Festival

From the BBC Proms:
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Fantasy-Overture
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2  (Thomas Beecham, conductor)

Listen Friday September 16 at 8 p.m.

BBC Proms Festival

From the BBC Proms:
Halle Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano; Gregory Kunde, tenor

Berlioz: King Lear Overture
Matthews: Berceuse for Dresden
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde ('Song of the Earth')
Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto  (Stephane Rancourt, oboe)

Listen Friday September 9 at 8 p.m.

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.

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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.