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.


From the 2018 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London Voices
Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Maurice Ravel:  La Valse
Luciano Berio:  Sinfonia
Igor Stravinsky:  The Rite of Spring


Last Night of the 2018 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Singers
Andrew Davis, conductor
Gerald Finley, baritone
Jess Gillam, saxophone

Roxanna Panufnik:  Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light
Charles Villiers Stanford:  Songs of the Sea
Hubert Parry:  Blest Pair of Sirens
Darius Milhaud:  Scaramouche
Henry Wood:  Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
Thomas Arne:  Rule, Brittania!
Edward Elgar:  Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Hubert Parry:  Jerusalem
Traditional:  Auld Lang Syne


Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Truls Mork, cello

Emily Cooley: Abound
Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor "Pathetique"


Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale
Gauteng Choristers
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Goitsemang Lehobye, soprano; Minette Du Toit-Pearce, mezzo soprano; Siyabonga Maqungo, tenor; Njabulo Madlala, bass-baritone

Jean Sibelius: En Saga                                        
Bongani Ndodana-Breen: Harmonia Ubuntu
Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral" - IV. Finale
Traditional: Akhala Amaqhude Amabili
Mxolisi Matyila: Bawo Thixo Somandla
Michael Mosoeu Moerane: Ruri
Stompi Mavi: Usilethela uxolo (Nelson Mandela)


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2, Op. 61


Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"


Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin

Pierre Jalbert: Passage
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60