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

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 No. 4.   MESSIAEN: The Forgotten Offerings BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 RAVEL: La Valse Sergiu Comissiona, conductor Vanguard 72002
April 13, 2018 on Classical Music

Friday, 8:00 PM to 10:00 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

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 Minnesota Chorale pre...
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 per...
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. HAYDN: Symphony No...


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