SymphonyCast on WUOT

Wednesdays from 8-10 p.m.
  • Hosted by Allison Young

SymphonyCast, from American Public Media, is a two-hour weekly program featuring a full-length concert by a major symphony. Material is drawn from Europe's premier symphony orchestras, along with U.S. orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Alison Young hosts.

(On the first Wednesday of the month, SymphonyCast airs at 9.) Please note that programs are subject to change)

APRIL 2017 

5    Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER: towards Osiris (West Coast premiere)
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto

12   Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra; Westminster Choir; Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Joe Miller, conductorBEETHOVEN: Mass in C Major, Op. 86
MESSIAEN: Couleurs de la Cite Celeste
BEETHOVEN: Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80

 19    Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano
CURRIER: Microsymph
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4, G major
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
 26    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Bernard Haitink, conductor; Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Christian Elsner, tenor
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

MARCH 2017 

1   Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
DVORAK: Othello Overture
BARBER: Violin Concerto
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

8   San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Alexander Barantschik, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola
MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K364
BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra

15  Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Susan Platts, mezzo soprano; Portland State University & Pacific Youth Choirs
MAHLER: Symphony No. 3



1    Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langrée, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano
BEETHOVEN: Piano concerto No. 5, Emperor
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5

8    Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada; Daniil Trifonov, piano
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

15   Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano
HANNAH LASH: Sound Investment
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21
HAYDN: Symphony No. 102

22    Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin
BRAHMS: Tragic Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D major
DVORAK: Symphony No. 7



4     Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Matthew Halls, conductor; Margaret Batjer, violin Andrew Shulman, cello, Allan Vogel, oboe Kenneth Munday, bassoon
MOZART: Ballet Music from Idomeneo, K367
HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major
AARON JAY KERNIS: Musica Celestis
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C major

11    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Jeremy Denk, conductor and piano
IVES: Largo
IVES: In the Barn
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3

18    German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Kirill Gerstein, piano
GINASTERA: Concert Suite from “Estancia”, Op.8a
SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op.20
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 “Titan”

25   Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langrée, conductor; Thierry Escaich, organ
ESCAICH: Psalmos, Concerto for Orchestra (World Premiere)
SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No. 3, op. 78




7    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Martin Frost, conductor & clarinet
GRIEG: Holberg Suite
MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1

14    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Christian Zacharias, piano
BACEWICA: Concerto for Strings
HAYDN: Symphony No. 82, The Bear
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2

21     Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Roderich Kreile, conductor; Dresden Kreuzchor; Ute Selbig, Anette Markert, Andreas Weller, Henryk Bohm
BACH: Christmas Oratorio (Cantatas 1-3)

28      Orchestra of the Swan
Kenneth Woods, conductor
HANS GAL: Symphony No. 2, Op. 53
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4



2   Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor; Pekka Kuusisto, violin
STUCKY: Rhapsody for Orchestra
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

9   Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano
SHOENFIELD: Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra
HOLST: The Planets

16   Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin
MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
ADES: Violin Concerto “Concentric Paths”
ELGAR: Symphony No. 1

23   New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano
BRAHMS: Tragic Overture
BRAHMS: Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

30   New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from Swan Lake



5       Houston Symphony Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano
GRIEG: Piano Concerto
BERLIOZ: Symphony fantastique

12     Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano
Mark Hughes, trumpet
PIERRE JALBERT: Music of Air and Fire
SHOSTAKOVICH: Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet and strings
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Eroica

19      Los Angeles Philharmonic
BACH: Orchestra Suite No. 3
BACH: Concerto for Two Violins
HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 3

26      Los Angeles Philharmonic
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Truls Mork, cello
ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell
ELGAR: Cello Concerto
BERLIOZ: Symphony fanastique



7              From the 2016 BBC Proms
 Hallé Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello
Gregory Kunde, tenor Alic Coote, mezzosoprano
BERLIOZ: King Lear, Op. 4, overture
MATTHEWS: Berceuse for Dresden
MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

14    From the 2016 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY: Fantasy-Overture ‘Hamlet’
RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3

21  From the 2016 BBC Proms
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, piano/director
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4

28   Last Night of the 2016 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony
Chorus, BBC Singers Sakari Oramo, conductor
Juan Diego Florez, tenor
BUTTERWORTH: The Banks of Green Wilow
BORODIN: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
ROSSINI: La Cenerentola
DONIZETTI: L’elisir d’amore ‘Una furtive lagrima’
BRITTEN: Matinees musicales
And more…


From the 2016 BBC Proms
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor; Behzod Abduraimov, piano
RAVEL: Bolero
RACHMANINOV: Piano concerto no. 3
USTVOLSKAYA: Symphony No. 3
STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

10      From the 2016 BBC Proms

London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir; Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

17       From the 2016 BBC Proms
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor; Robert Levin, piano
BERLIOZ: Beatrice and Benedict
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1

24           From the 2016 BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic; Juanjo Mena, conductor; Steven Osborne, piano
BRITTEN: Piano Concerto
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9

31           From the 2016 BBC Proms
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain; Edward Gardner, conductor
SCHIPHORST: Gravitational Waves
STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra
HOLST: The Planets



JULY 2016

6   Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Edo de Waart, conductor; Kelly O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
SCHREKER: Chamber Symphony in One Movement
HARBISON: Crossroads for Soprano, Oboe and Strings
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4

13   Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
BEETHOVEN: The Ruins of Athens Overture
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4

20    Houston Symphony; Andrew Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Andrew Watts, piano
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben

27   First night of the 2016 BBC Proms; BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales; Sakari Oramo, conductor; Sol Gabetta, cello; Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano
TCHAIKOVSKY: Fantasy Overture ‘Romeo and Juliet’
ELGAR: Cello Concerto
PROKOFIEV: Cantata ‘Alexander Nevsky’