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.


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and ChloƩ


Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Matthew Halls, conductor
Margaret Batjer, violin; Andrew Shulman, cello;
Allan Vogel, oboe; Kenneth Munday, bassoon


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ballet Music from Idomeneo, K367
Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major
Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major


Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
James Feddeck, conductor
Jaime Laredo, violin; Jennifer Koh, violin


Felix Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture
Anna Clyne: Prince of Clouds
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in d for Two Violins, BWV 1043
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D


From the 2014 BBC Proms
China Philharmonic Orchestra
Long Yu, conductor
Hoachen Zhang, piano; Alison Balsom, trumpet

Edward Elgar: Military March, “Pomp and Circumstance” Op. 39.4
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture “Romeo and Juliet”
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
Qigang Chen: Joie eternelle
Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Maurice Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition


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