Classical 91.5


Fridays, 8 to 10pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1, WITH-FM/HD 90.1-2 and online at
  • Hosted by Alison Young

SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly radio 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.

June 2017 SymphonyCast programs

May 27, 2017
Classical MPR

This month's SymphonyCast programs feature the Nashville Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Houston Symphony.

May 2017 APM SymphonyCast listings

Apr 29, 2017

French violinist Renaud Capuçon performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Read his performance biography with the LA Phil here!

5/5        Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 Ginastera: Harp Concerto Paulus: Mass for a Sacred Place (Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale; Kathy Saltzman Romey, dir; Osmo Vänskä, cond)

April 2017 APM SymphonyCast listings

Apr 1, 2017

4/7        Matthias Pintscher: towards Osiris Brahms: Violin Concerto Strauss: Don Juan Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks (Joshua Bell, v; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, cond)

4/14      Beethoven: Mass Messiaen: Couleurs de la Cite Celeste Beethoven: Fantasia (Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra; Westminster Choir; Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Joe Miller, cond)

March 2017 APM SymphonyCast listings

Feb 25, 2017

3/6        Samuel Carl Adams: Radio Play Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (Alexander Barantschik, v; Jonathan Vinocour, vla; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

3/13      Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Susan Platts, ms; Oregon Symphony, Portland State University & Pacific Youth Choirs; Carlos Kalmar, cond)

February 2017 APM SymphonyCast programs

Jan 28, 2017
TV Tropes

2/3       Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 5 (Emanuel Ax, p; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langrée, cond)

2/10      Schumann: Piano Concerto Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 (Daniil Trifonov, p; Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, cond)

2/17      Hannah Lash: Sound Investment Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 Haydn: Symphony No. 102 (Natasha Paremski, p; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, cond)

January 2017 Highlights for APM SymphonyCast

Dec 31, 2016

This month on American Public Media's SymphonyCast, we will hear performances by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Pianist Jeremy Denk, and many more!

December 2016 Listings for APM SymphonyCast

Nov 26, 2016

Martin Frost conducts and performs as soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and we will hear Bach's Christmas Oratorio from Dresden, Germany, this month on SymphonyCast on Classical 91.5.

November 2016 Listings for APM SymphonyCast

Oct 29, 2016

This month on American Public Media's SymphonyCast, we hear from the Minnesota Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra and Augustin Hadelich performing Ades, here on Classical 91.5.

October 2016 Listings for APM SymphonyCast

Oct 1, 2016

This month on American Public Media's SymphonyCast we hear two performances of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique from both the Houston Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Elgar's Cello Concerto, here on Classical 91.5.

10/7         Gabriela Lena Frank: Escaramuza Grieg: Piano Concerto Berlioz: Symphony fantastique (Gabriela Montero, p; Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, cond)  See all

September 2016 listings for APM SymphonyCast

Aug 27, 2016

Join us, on Classical 91.5, for the last month of the 2016 BBC Proms.  We'll hear from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the Hallé Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and more.  See all.

9/2        2016 BBC Proms Schiphorst: Gravitational Waves Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra Holst: The Planets (National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain; Edward Gardner, cond)