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.

This week on SymphonyCast

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Symphony Cast
No doubt about it. Between the snow, ice and cold there were times this winter when it was rough. So, looking ahead to greener pastures, it's a good time to focus on Beethoven - or Disney. DVORAK: Serenade for String Orchestra SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No. 6 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6 SCHUBERT: Konzertstuck in D, D345 Pinchas Zukerman, conductor Beethoven Violin Romances Philips 420168
May 22, 2016 on Classical Music

Sunday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Classical WSMR 83.1 and 103.9

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Brian Newhouse

Peabody Award-winner Brian Newhouse was the producer and host for the Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts from 1986-91. In 1992 he moved to Germany and served as a journalist with Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, covering topics from the Balkan War to European summer music festivals. He returned to the States and Minnesota Public Radio, and is the host for SymphonyCast.

He holds degrees in voice and English literature, has been a soloist with the Dale Warland Singers and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and an Artist-in-Residence at the Oregon Bach Festival. He won a Peabody Award, broadcasting's equivalent to the Pulitzer, in 2000 for writing the seven-part music documentary The... Read More...

This Week on SymphonyCast

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Houston Symphony: Andres Orozco-Estrada - Conductor
Andres Orozco-Estrada - Conductor Patricia Kopatchinskaja - Violin Andres is fun to watch as he conducts the HSO - no two ways about. He doesn't disappoint in this great concert, b...
Houston Symphony: Christoph Eschenbach - conductor
Christoph Eschenbach - conductor You wouldn't think it'd be a thing, but it is. Ravel wrote a major work for orchestra and piano where the pianist only needs to worry about playing...

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