Mondays & Saturdays @ 8PM

SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly program featuring 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. The host of SymphonyCast is Alison Young of Minnesota Public Radio. Before becoming involved in radio, she enjoyed a successful career as a concert flutist. Young earned her bachelor's degree in music from the University of Southern California and a master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The programs below are listed according to their initial broadcast dates on Mondays. The same programs will be repeated on the following Saturday.


From the 2018 BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Mark Simpson, clarinet

Magnus Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto
Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7


From the 2018 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Overtureto Coriolan
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Cello Concerto No. 1
Norman Lewis:  Spiral
Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Symphonic Dances


From the 2018 BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Miles Davies:  What Did We See?
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major


From the 2018 BBC Proms
Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

Leonard Bernstein:  Overture to Candide
George Gershwin:  Piano Concerto in F
Charles Ives:  Symphony No. 2


From the 2018 BBC Proms
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, conductor and violinist

Felix Mendelssohn:  Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Camille Saint-Saens:  Violin Concerto No. 3
Frank Bridge:  Lament
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major


From the 2018 BBC Proms
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Leonard Bernstein:  Slava! A Political Overture
Leonard Bernstein:  Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 5


From the 2018 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London Voices
Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Maurice Ravel:  La Valse
Luciano Berio:  Sinfonia
Igor Stravinsky:  The Rite of Spring


Last Night of the 2018 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Singers
Andrew Davis, conductor
Gerald Finley, baritone
Jess Gillam, saxophone

Roxanna Panufnik:  Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light
Charles Villiers Stanford:  Songs of the Sea
Hubert Parry:  Blest Pair of Sirens
Darius Milhaud:  Scaramouche
Henry Wood:  Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
Thomas Arne:  Rule, Brittania!
Edward Elgar:  Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Hubert Parry:  Jerusalem
Traditional:  Auld Lang Syne