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.


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Modest Mussorgsky:  Night on Bald Mountain
Sergei Prokofiev:  Violin Concerto No. 2
Igor Stravinsky:  Petrouchka


Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor

Leonard Bernstein:  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Sergei Prokofiev:  Suite from Romeo and Juliet


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Igor Stravinsky:  Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Bela Bartok:  Piano Concerto No. 2
Leos Janacek: Sinfonietta


Oregon Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Harriet Krijgh, cello

Samuel Barber:  Souvenirs
Antonin Dvorak:  Cello Concerto


Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

Bela Bartok:  Violin Concerto No. 2
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4


Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Rafal Blechacz, piano

Johannes Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 1
Igor Stravinsky:  The Rite of Spring


Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Martin Frost, clarinet

Charles Ives:  Symphony No. 1
Aaron Copland:  Clarinet Concerto
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 7


Buffalo Philharmonic
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Fabio Bidini, piano

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Sleeping Beauty
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5


Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Sergei Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 1 "Classical"
George Tsontakis:  Coraggio
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"


Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
St Thomas Boys' Choir
Gotthold Schwarz, conductor
Catalina Bertucci, soprano; Susanne Krumbiegel, contralto; Tilman Lichdi, tenor, Evangelist; Martin Lattke, tenor; Andreas Scheibner, bass

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248