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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 2016 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Hamlet Fantasy-Overture
Sergei Rachmaninov:  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Sergei Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 3


From the 2016 BBC Proms
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, conductor and pianist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 24
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 4


Last Night of the 2016 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
BBC Singers
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Juan Diego Florez, tenor

George Butterworth:  The Banks of Green Willow
Alexander Borodin:  Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Gaetano Donizetti:  "Una furtive lagrima" from L'elisir d'amore
Benjamin Britten:  Matinees musicales
Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Serenade to Music
Edward Elgar:  Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Charles Hubert Parry:  Jerusalem


Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano

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


Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano
Mark Hughes, trumpet

Pierre Jalbert:  Music of Air and Fire
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet and strings
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Martin Chalifour, violin;  Nathan Cole, violin;  Ariana Ghez, oboe;  Whitney Crockett, bassoon;  Robert deMaine, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Orchestral Suite No. 3
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Concerto for Two Violins
Joseph Haydn:  Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat Major
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 3


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Truls Mork, cello

Gioachino Rossini:  Overture to William Tell
Edward Elgar:  Cello Concerto
Hector Berlioz:  Symphony fanastique


Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Steven Stucky:  Rhapsodies for Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev:  Violin Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5


Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

Igor Stravinsky:  Fireworks
Paul Schoenfield:  Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra
Gustav Holst:  The Planets


Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Felix Mendelssohn:  Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thomas Ades:  Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths"
Edward Elgar:  Symphony No. 1


New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Johannes Brahms:  Tragic Overture
Johannes Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 7


New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Johannes Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 2
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"