Program Archives

Nashville Symphony

This week on SymphonyCast, you’ll hear a brooding masterpiece from the Soviet era - Augustin Hadelich teams up with the Nashville Symphony for a performance of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto.

Los Angeles Philharmonic: James Conlon - Conductor

James Conlon - Conductor

James McVinnie - Organ  [Photo: flickr/pahudson/15505087032]

The Los Angeles Philharmonic premieres a brand-new work written specifically for their...

New York Philharmonic: Alan Gilbert - Conductor

Alan Gilbert - Conductor [Photo: NPR/ Andrew Toth/Getty Images]
Emanuel Ax - Piano

It doesn't get any better than this - Emanuel Ax playing Brahms with the New York Phil!


Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Maureen Nelson – Violin [Photo: Courtesy of the artist]

The musician-led Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra gives a sunny performance of Mendelssohn's jolly Italian Symphony.


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Antonio Pappano - Conductor

Antonio Pappano - Conductor
Lisa Battiashvili - Violin

Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili joins the Royal Concertgebouw for a mesmerizing performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin...

Berlin Philharmonic: Marek Janowski - Conductor

Marek Janowski - Conductor {Photo: Courtesy of the artist]

It's music perhaps more suited for a cathedral than a concert hall - Anton Bruckner's soaring and expansive Symphony No. 4.

Houston Symphony: Ludovic Morlot - Conductor

Ludovic Morlot - Conductor
Jonathan Biss - Piano


Superstar pianist Jonathan Biss teams up with the Houston Symphony for a thrilling performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto...

Minnesota Orchestra: Osmo Vanska - Conductor

Osmo Vanska - Conductor
Kathy Kienzle - Harp
Peter McGuire - Violin
Michael Gast - Horn
Brian Jensen - Horn
Minnesota Chorale

The Minnesota Orchestra and the...

Oregon Symphony: Carlos Kalmar - Conductor

Carlos Kalmar - Conductor [Photo: NPR:Leah Nash/Oregon Symphony]
Susan Platts - Mezzo-Soprano
Portland State University & Pacific Youth Choirs

From the Pacific Northwest, a...

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Pekka Kuusisto - Director

Pekka Kuusisto - Director and Violin [Photo: Kaapo Kamu]

This charming concert is all about time - and features Pekka Kuusisto as both soloist and concertmaster.


Buffalo Philharmonic: JoAnn Falletta - Conductor

It's Tchaikovsky, Tchaikovsky, and more Tchaikovsky! A little dance, a high-wire act for solo cello and an explosive grand finale in this concert from New York.

TCHAIKOVSKY: Polonaise from...

Berlin Philharmonic: Susanna Malkki - Conductor

Susanna Malkki - Conductor
Gil Shaham - Violin

The glass ceiling may not be shattered, but there is a big crack in it! One of the most exciting conductors of today, Susanna Malkki, is...

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Jeremy Denk - Director and Piano

Jeremy Denk - Director and Piano
Maiya Papach - Viola
Alexander Fiterstein - Clarinet
Hyobi Sim - Viola

Dazzling pianist, conductor, and MacArthur "genius" grant Fellow...

Houston Symphony: Beethoven

Andres Orozco-Estrada - Conductor

It's big music from Houston! These back-to-back symphonies are the conclusion to the orchestra's three-season Beethoven symphony cycle.


Oregon Symphony: Violinist Augustin Hadelich

Carlos Kalmar - Conductor
Augustin Hadelich - Violin [Photo: O'Connor]

Overcoming a horrendous accident from childhood, the Grammy award winning soloist in this...

Buffalo Philharmonic: JoAnn Falletta - Conductor

JoAnn Falletta - Conductor

Fabio Bidini - Piano

We're off to Buffalo for a wintry, all-Tchaikovsky concert.

TCHAIKOVSKY: Sleeping Beauty Suite


Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra: Violinist Julia Fischer

Charles Dutoit - Conductor

Julia Fisher - Violin  [Photo:Julia Fischer Courtesy of the artist]

Violinist Julia Fischer teams up with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra for Bartok...

Los Angeles Philharmonic: Piano - Yuja Wang

Gustavo Dudamel - Conductor
Yuja Wang - Piano [Photo: ru Yildiz/NPR]

Piano superstar Yuja Wang dazzles in a performance of Bartok's fiendishly difficult Piano Concerto No. 2.


Last Night of the BBC Proms

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Singers
Sakari Oramo - Conductor
Nina Stemme - Soprano
Lucy Crowe - Soprano
Christine Rice - Mezzo-soprano

From the BBC Proms: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Paavo Jarvi - Conductor
Vilde Frang - Violin
Lawrence Power - Viola

We're at the BBC Proms for a mixture of light and dark: sunny...

From the BBC Proms: Stephen Hough - Piano

BBC Philharmonic

Mark Wigglesworth - Conductor

Stephen Hough - Piano
[Photo: Andrew Crowley/Courtesy of the artist]

We're at the BBC Proms with one of the great pianists...

Houston Symphony: Andres Orozco-Estrada - Conductor

Andres Orozco-Estrada - Conductor
Martin Helmchen - Piano
Mark Hughes - Trumpet

From the great state of Texas, a concert featuring works that fundamentally changed how we think...

Oregon Symphony: Carlos Kalmar - Conductor

Carlos Kalmar - Conductor
Natasha Paremski - Piano

From the left coast, a beautiful concert that includes a real crowd-pleaser - The Planets.


Los Angeles Philharmonic: Nicholas McGegan - Conductor

Nicholas McGegan - Conductor
Martin Chalifour - Violin
Nathan Cole - Violin
Ariana Ghez - Oboe
Whitney Crockett - Bassoon
Robert deMaine - Cello

A beautiful...

Houston Symphony: Andres Orozco-Estrada - Conductor

Andres Orozco-Estrada - Conductor
Robin Kesselman - Double bass

It's a toe-tapping extravaganza with the Houston Symphony - we dare you to keep from dancing!