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)

JUNE 2018

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

13    Los Angeles Philharmonic; Nicholas McGegan, conductor
BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 3
BACH: Concerto for Two Violins
HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 3

20     Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vanska, conductor; Rafal Blechacz, piano
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1
STRAVINKSKY: Rite of Spring

27     Los Angeles Philharmonic; James Conlon, conductor; James McVinnie, organ
RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin
MUHLY: Organ Concerto (World Premiere)
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition


MAY 2018

2  Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Mojca Erdmann, soprano; Nicholas Brownlee, bass-baritone
Houston Symphony Chorus
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4

9  Nashville Symphony
André Watts, piano
DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
MACDOWELL: Piano Concerto No. 2
KIP WINGER: Conversations with Nijinsky
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite

16  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
LYADOV: The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “From the New World”

23  Cincinnati Symphony
Louis Langrée, conductor
Kit Armstrong, piano
ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1
BAILEY HOLLAND: World Premiere
SCRIABIN: Poem of Ecstasy

30  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Maureen Nelson, violin
DVORAK: Romance
WALTON: Sonata
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4


APRIL 2018

4   Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major
GOULD: Stringmusic

11   Houston Symphony
Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Jonathan Biss, piano
MESSIAEN: The Forgotten Offerings
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5

18  Berlin Philharmonic
Marek Janowski, conductor
PFITZNER: Three Orchestral Preludes to “Palestrina”
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

25   Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Mojca Erdmann, soprano; Nicholas Brownlee, bass-baritone; Houston Symphny Chorus
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4


MARCH 2018

7  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Pekka Kuusisto, director and violin
HAYDN: Symphony No. 101
KREISLER: Concerto in C
RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs and Dances
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1

14  Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Maraca 2, percussion
Joseph Pereira, timpani
PEREIRA: Concerto for Timpani and Two
Percussion (World Premiere)
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1

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

28  Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
RACHMANINOV: Isle of the Dead
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1



7   Los Angeles PhilharmonicJonathan Heyward, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin
GLINKA: Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
BERNSTEIN: Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”)
LEON: Ser (BEING) (World Premiere)
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite

14   Berlin Philharmonic; Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin
BUSONI: Dance-Waltz, Op. 53
BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 2
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

21  Buffalo Phiharmonic
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Mark Kosower, piano
All-TCHAIKOVSKY: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin; Variations on a Rococo Theme;  Serenade for Strings;  1812 Overture

28  Houston Symphony
Matthew Halls, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5
HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 1
MOZART: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter



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

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

17    Cincinnati Symphony
Louis Langrée, conductor; Lang Lang, piano
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2

24    Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

31    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Jeremy Denk, director and piano; Maiya Papach, viola; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Hyobi Sim, viola
SCHUMANN: Marchenbilder
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23
KURTAG: Homage a Robert Schumann
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 2



6  Buffalo Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Fabio Bidini, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY: Sleeping Beauty Suite
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

13  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1, Classical
TSONTAKIS: Coraggio for String Orchestra
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Eroica

20  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; St Thomas Boys' Choir; Catalina Bertucci, soprano; Susanne Krumbiegel,contralto; Tilman Lichdi, tenor, Evangelist; Martin Lattke, tenor; Andreas Scheibner, bass
BACH: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Cantatas 1-3, 6)

27  Houston Symphony; Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Simone Porter, violin
DVORAK: Slavonic Dances
BARBER: Violin Concerto
DVORAK: Symphony No. 6



1   Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano
STRAVINKSY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 2

8  Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Harriet Krijgh, cello
BARBER Souvenirs
BUNCH: Commission (World Premiere)
DVORAK: Cello Concerto, B minor

15  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor; Julia Fischer, violin
BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

22  Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Rafał Blechacz, piano
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring

29  Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Martin Fröst, clarinet
IVES: Symphony No. 1
COPLAND: Clarinet Concerto
DVORAK: Symphony No. 7



4     Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langrée, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto

11    Nashville Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor
MICHAEL IPPOLITO: Nocturne, for orchestra
MOZART: Symphony No. 35
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 3

18   Los Angeles PhilharmonicLionel Bringuier, conductorGil Shaham, violinMUSSORGSY: Night on Bald MountainPROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2STRAVINKSY: Petrouchka 25   Historic performance from CUBAMinnesota OrchestraOsmo Vänskä, conductorBERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side StoryPROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet Suite 



6   From the 2017 BBC Proms
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor
Stephanie d’Oustrac, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Bell, violin
Cameron Carpenter, organ
FALLA: El amor brujo
LALO: Symphonie espagnole
SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

13   From the 2017 BBC Proms
Oslo Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 4
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 12, “The Year 1917”

20   From the 2017 BBC Proms
Vienna Philharmonic
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
BRAHMS: Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 14
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

27   Last Night of the 2017 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Singers, Sakari Oramo, conductor
Nina Stemme, soprano; Lucy Crowe, soprano; Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano; Ben Johnson, tenor; John Relyea, bass
Program includes:
KODALY: Budavari Te Deum
SARGENT: An Impression on a Windy Day
SIBELIUS: Finlandia
WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from’Tristan and Isolde’



2    From the 2017 BBC Proms
Staatskapelle Berlin; Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Lisa Batiashvili, violin
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto
ELGAR: Symphony No. 1 

9      From the 2017 BBC Proms
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Sondergard, conductor; Nicola Benedetti, violin
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

 16   From the 2017 BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1
DAVID SAWER: The Greatest Happiness Principle
HAYDN: Symphony No. 99

 23    From the 2017 BBC Proms
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Paavo Jarvi, conductor; Vilde Frang, violin; Lawrence Power, viola
MOZART: Sinfonia concertante
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2  

30   From the 2017 BBC Proms
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, conductor; David Butt Philip, tenor; James Rutherford, baritone
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1
STRAUSS: Die Frau ohne Schatten
PROKOFIEV: Seven, They Are Seven
WALTON: Belshazzar’s Feast   


JULY 2017

5          Los Angeles Philharmonic; Nicholas McGegan, conductor
BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 3
BACH: Concerto for Two Violins
HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 3

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

19    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

26    First Night of the 2017 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Proms Youth Choir; Edward Gardner, conductor; Igor Levitt, piano
TOM COULT: St. John’s Dance
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3
ADAMS: Harmonium


JUNE 2017

7   Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
 STRAVINSKY: Danses Concertantes for Chamber Orchestra
 ADAMS: Shaker Loops
 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4

  14   Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langree, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano
 RAVEL: Une Barque sur l’ocean
 CHOPIN: Concerto No. 2, for piano and orchestra, Op. 21
 MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides overture, Op. 26
 DEBUSSY: La mer 

21   Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano; Maiya Papach, viola
 HAYDN: Symphony No. 40
 MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 17
 WOOLRICH: Ulysses Awakes
 HAYDN: Symphony No. 87

  28   Houston Symphony; Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Robin Kesselman, double bass
 REVUELTAS: Sensemayá
 KOUSSEVITZKY: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra
 BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story 


MAY 2017

3    Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Minnesota Chorale; Kathy Saltzman Romey, artistic director
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046
GINASTERA: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 25
PAULUS: Mass for a Sacred Place

10    Los Angeles Philharmonic; Semyon Bychkov, conducto; Renaud Capuçon, violin
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony

17    Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
GABRIELI: Brass Fanfare
BERNSTEIN: Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)
BERNSTEIN: Somewhere
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10

24     Houston Symphony; Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Denis Kozhukhin, piano
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
JOHN ADAMS: Doctor Atomic Symphony
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3

31    Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Edgar Meyer, contrabass
BOTTESINI: Concerto for Double Bass
RAVEL: Bolero


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