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.


Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Rafal Blechacz, piano

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15
Igor Stravinksky: The Rite of Spring


Los Angeles Philharmonic
James Conlon, conductor
James McVinnie, organ

Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Nico Muhly: Organ Concerto
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition


Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano

Gabriela Lena Frank:  Escaramuza
Edvard Grieg:  Piano Concerto
Hector Berlioz:  Symphony fantastique


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Renaud Capucon, violin

Felix Mendelssohn:  Violin Concerto
Richard Strauss:  An Alpine Symphony


Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Edgar Meyer, contrabass

Claude Debussy:  Iberia
Edgar Meyer:  New Piece for Orchestra
Giovanni Bottesini:  Concerto for Double Bass
Maurice Ravel:  Bolero


First Night of the 2018 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Youth Ensemble
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Sakari Oramo, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Toward the Unknown Region
Gustav Holst:  The Planets
Anne Meredith:  59 Productions


From the 2018 BBC Proms
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano

Gabriel Faure:  Pavane (choral version)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 27
Maurice Ravel:  Daphnis and Chloe