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.

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.