Mondays @ 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.


From the 2014 BBC Proms
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
David Zinman, conductor; Julia Fischer, violin

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Antonin Dvorak: Concerto for Violin in A, Op. 53
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Op. 68


From the 2014 BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor; Alexandre Tharaud, piano

Harrison Birtwistle: Night's Black Bird
Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano in D, for the Left Hand
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5


From the 2014 BBC Proms
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9


From the 2014 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Edward Gardner, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin; Luba Orgonasova, soprano;
Stuart Skelton, tenor; Mikhail Petrenko, baritone

Igor Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3
Sergei Rachmaninov: The Bells
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto for Violin, in D
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Overture '1812', Op 49


Houston Symphony Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Midori, violin

Sofia Gubaidulina: Fairytale Poem
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Vivane Hagner, violin

Franz Schreker: Scherzo for Strings
Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Henri Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in g, K550


From the 2014 BBC Proms
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Leos Janacek: From the House of the Dead
Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92


From the 2014 BBC Proms
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Han-Na Chang, conductor
Denis Matsuev, piano

Behzad Ranjbaran: Seemorgh
Sergei Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano No. 2, Op. 18
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in e


From the 2014 BBC Proms
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Most, conductor

Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture
Jorg Widmann: Teufel Amor
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, op. 73