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

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 extraordinary pipe organ - Nico Muhly's Register, for Organ and Orchestra. RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin MUHLY: Register, for Organ and Orchestra (World Premiere) MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition DEBUSSY: La Mer
June 29, 2018 on Classical Music

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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

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! BRAHMS:...
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.   DVORAK:...
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 Conc...