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.

Franz Welser-Most, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 28 in C, K. 200
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Waltz  (Herbert von Karajan, conductor)
Brahms: Double Concerto  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Gidon Kremer, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello)

Broadcast Friday June 13 at 8 p.m.

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor

R. Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1  (Johannes Moser, cello)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55  Eroica

Broadcast Friday June 6 at 8 p.m.

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, conductor

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G  (Alexandre Tharaud, piano)
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 with Organ  (Mattias Wager, organ)

Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen  (Alexandre Tharaud, piano)
Crusell: Concertante in E-flat  (Okko Kamu, conductor)

Broadcast Friday May 30 at 8 p.m.


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Ivan Fischer, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 'Pastoral'
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

Debussy: Fetes from Three Nocturnes  (Bernard Haitink, conductor)
Brahms: Tragic Overture  (Bernard Haitink, conductor)

Broadcast Friday May 23 at 8 p.m.


Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Henry Purcell - Steven Stucky: Funeral Music for Queen Mary
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54  (Murray Perahia, piano)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Chopin: Grand Valse Brilliante, Op. 18  (Perahia)
Gounod: Faust Ballet Music  (Seiji Ozawa, conductor)

Listen Friday May 16 at 8 p.m.

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, conductor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade  (London Philharmonic; Mariss Jansons, conductor)
Bach: Air on the G String  (Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Mariss Jansons, conductor)

Listen Friday May 9 at 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra

May 1, 2014

Minnesota Orchestra
Kristjan Jarvi, conductor

Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1  (Alisa Weilerstein, cello)
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Grieg: Peer Gynt selections  (Eiji Oue, conductor)

Listen Friday May 2 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Robin Ticciati, conductor

Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat 'Spring'

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15  (Emanuel Ax, piano)

Chopin: Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No. 2  (Emanuel Ax, piano)

Copland: Appalachian Spring  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Friday April 25 at 8 p.m.

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Mikko Franck, conductor

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18  (Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano)

Shostakovich: Festival Overture

Poulenc: Gloria  (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Chorus; Kaia Urb, soprano)

Grieg: Symphonic Dances, Op. 64  (Paavo Jarvi, conductor)

Listen Friday April 18 at 8 p.m.

The Houston Symphony Orchestra

John Williams conducts his own music

Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Cello Concerto  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello); Sound the Bells; Far and Away; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Schindler's List; E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial; Star Wars; Jurassic Park.

Listen Friday April 11 at 8 p.m.

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83  (Rudolf Buchbinder, piano)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor 'Pathetique'

Beethoven: Fur Elise  (Rudolf Buchbinder, piano)

Gershwin: Cuban Overture (Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Friday April 4 at 8 p.m.


Edo de Waart, conductor

Dvorak: Serenade for Strings in E, Op. 22

Schoenbert: Chamber Symphony No. 1

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

Schubert: Concert Piece for Violin, D. 345  (Pinchas Zukerman, violin)

Listen Friday March 28 at 8 p.m.

Mariss Jansons, conductor

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5  (Otto Klemperer, conductor)

Listen Friday March 21 at 8 p.m.

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss

Louis Durey: excerpts from Neige (Snow)  (Eric Huebner and Steve Beck, piano)

Stravinsky: Petrushka

Offenbach: Barcarolle from Gaite Parisienne  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)

Listen Friday March 14 at 8 p.m.

Edo de Waart, conductor

Kelly O'Connor, mezzo-soprano

Franz Schreker: Chamber Symphony

John Harbison: Crossroads for Soprano, Oboe and Strings

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60

Ravel: Pavane pour une infant defunte  (Hugh Wolff, conductor)

Boccherini: Cello Concerto  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Pinchas Zukerman, conductor)

Listen Friday March 7 at 8 p.m.

WDR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35  (Nikolaj Znaider, violin)

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3, Op. 44

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90  (Semyon Bychkov, conductor)

Listen Friday February 28 at 8 p.m.

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and keyboard

Mozart: Serenade No. 10 for Winds, K 361 'Gran Partita'

Stravinsky: 'Dumbarton Oaks' Concerto

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050  (Margaret Batjer, violin; David Shostac, flute)

Handel: Water Music selections

Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze  (Christopher Parkening, guitar)

Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons  (Elmar Oliveira, violin; Gerard Schwarz, conductor)

Listen Friday February 21 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Feb 14, 2014

Jeffrey Kahane pulls double duty as pianist and conductor

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

Andrew Norman: The Great Swiftness

James Matheson: The Truth

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61; Augustin Hadelich, violin

Listen Friday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m.

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3

Steven Mackey: Eating Greens

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K. 503  (Jeremy Denk, piano)

Copland: Symphonic Ode

Copland: Hoedown from Rodeo

Bach: Goldberg Variations (selections)  (Jeremy Denk, piano; from Nonesuch 535452)

Listen Friday February 7 at 8 p.m.

DG Harald Hoffmann

Young British conductor Daniel Harding leads the Swedish Radio Symphony in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires, and the Symphony No. 7 of Anton Bruckner.

Listen Friday January 31 at 8 p.m.