SymphonyCast on WUOT

Wednesdays from 8-10 p.m.
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.

(Programs subject to change)

MAY 2015

6              Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin
SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1
MAHLER: Symphony No. 7

13           Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & piano; Augustin Hadelich, violin
NORMAN: The Great Swiftness
RAVEL: Piano concerto in G
MATHESON: True South
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61

20           Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Ralph Kirschbaum, cello
RAVEL: Le tombeau de Couperin
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
THOMAS ADES: Three Studies from Couperin
RESPIGHI: Gli uccelli (The Birds)

27           RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, Stephen Hough, piano
DVORAK: Piano Concerto, Op. 33
WALTON: Symphony No. 1


April 2015

April 1
Los Angeles Philharmonic;  HerbertBlomstedt, conductor;  Richard Goode, piano
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9

April 8 
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Marek  Janowski, conductor Ylianna Avdeeva, piano Carolin Widmann, violin Wolfgang E.  Schmidt, cello
BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto for Piano,  Violin and Cello, Op 56
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6, Op. 68  “Pastoral”

April 15
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


April 22
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Louis Langree, conductor
BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
MAGNARD: Hymne a la justice, Op. 14
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1, Titan


April 29
Russian National Orchestra Kirill Karabits, conductor Simon Trpceski, piano [Tatiana Porshneva, violin]
PROKOFIEV: Sinfonietta, Op. 5, 48 
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op 26 
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 3, Op. 29


March 2015

March 4

Berlin Philharmonic
Simon Rattle, conductor
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3, Op. 97
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3, Op 90

March 11
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Martin Frost, conductor & clarinet
GRIEG: Holberg Suite
MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1

March 18
Orchestra of the Swan
Kenneth Woods, conductor
HANS GAL: Symphony No. 2, Op. 53
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4          

March 25
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Gautier Capucon, cello
REGER: Four Tone Poems after Arnold Bocklin
HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 6


February 2015

Feb. 4 Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
BRITTEN: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C
MOZART: Serenata Notturna, K. 239

Feb. 11  Houston Symphony Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Brinton Averil Smith, cello
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1
SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4

 Feb. 18  The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Johannes Moser, Cello
]R. STRAUSS Metamorphosen
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, "Eroica" 

Feb. 25  Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9

January 2015

Jan. 7   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Vivane Hagner, violin
FRANZ SCHREKER: Scherzo for Strings
BEETHOVEN: Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F, Op. 50
HENRI VIEUXTEMPS: Violin Concerto No. 5 in a “Gretry”
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in g, K550
  Jan. 14 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
WAGNER: Prelude to Act III, Lohengrin
ELGAR: Cello Concerto in e, Op. 85
DVORAK: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88

  Jan. 21 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, conductor
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “From the New World”
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47
HAYDN: Serenade

  Jan. 28 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


December 3, 2014
Berlin Philharmonic;  Simon Rattle, conductor
SCHUMANN: Symphony no. 2, Op. 61
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2, Op. 73

December 10
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin
BEETHOVEN: Twelve Contredanses for Orchestra, WoO 14
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major “Turkish”
KODALY: Dances of Galanta

December 17
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, conductor
Choir of London
BACH: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

December 24
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Los Angeles Master Chorale
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
JOHN ADAMS: Harmonium
BEETHOVEN: Choral Fantasy
December 31
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”


November 2014 programs:

Nov. 5
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Steven Schick, conductor
Miro Quartet
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1
KEVIN PUTS: How Wild the Sea for String Quartet & Chamber Orchestra
ROSSINI: Overture to The Barber of Seville

Nov. 12
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano
Jeremy Denk, piano
BACH: Concerto No. 2 for Two Keyboards, BWV 1061
LIGETI: Piano Concerto
MOZART: Concerto No. 10 in E-flat major for Two Pianos, K. 365

Nov. 19 
Houston Symphony
Andrew Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Andrew Watts, piano
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben

Nov. 26
Berlin Philharmonic
Simon Rattle, conductor
SCHUMANN: Symphony no. 1, Op. 38
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1, Op. 68


October 2014
    Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Singers
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Janine Jansen, violin; Elizabeth Watts,  soprano; John Daszak, tenor; Roderick   WIlliams
HIGGINS: Velocity
ARNOLD: Overture “Peterloo”
WALTON: Façade
TAVENER: Song for Athene
KHACHATURIAN: Gayane, Sabre Dance
RAVEL: Tzigane
Traditional: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
ANSELL: Plymouth Hoe
ARNE: Rule, Britannia!
ELGAR: Pomp & Circumstance March No.1
PARRY: Jerusalem

8    Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

15     National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
David Robertson, conductor

Gil Shaham, violin
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
BRITTEN Violin Concerto, Op. 15
SAMUEL ADAMS Radial Play (commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition  (orch. Ravel)    

22    New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6

29     San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and   Conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture, No.3