About the Podcast
With Julie Amacher
With Julie Amacher
With Julie Amacher
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast with host Julie Amacher, JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra and Time for Three in a new composition by Jennifer Higdon.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast with host Julie Amacher, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performs a concert that is anchored in hope. In this program, we will hear emotional pieces by composers Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and Johannes Brahms.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast with guest host Valerie Kahler, the Nashville Symphony shares a program that combines two beautiful statements of late Romanticism with music by one of the most exquisite orchestrators, Maurice Ravel.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast with host Julie Amacher, we will hear a remarkable combination of Czech and Russian music promised by this concert under the baton of Marko Ivanovic, chief conductor of the Janacek Opera at the National Theatre in Brno.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast, host Julie Amacher welcomes the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. After the COVID shutdown, LACO resumed live performances in June 2021 at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Hall. Music Director Jaime Martin conducted this program and took listeners to new places after a long year of being stuck at home.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast, guest host Steve Seel welcomes the Czech Philharmonic. In this program, we will hear Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast, host Julie Amacher features ROCO’s new work for bandoneon and chamber orchestra that takes us on a journey from heartache to hope.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast, guest host Steve Seel features the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and welcomes back beloved artistic partner Pekka Kuusisto with a varied and colorful program, including vulnerable pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Cindy Cox and Louise Farrenc’s little-known but masterful Symphony No. 3.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast, host Julie Amacher features the Buffalo Philharmonic recorded live in Buffalo in 2020 and 2021 as part of the BPO OnDemand series, streamed to audiences during the height of the pandemic.
SymphonyCast, with host Julie Amacher, is a two-hour weekly radio program featuring a full-length concert by a major orchestra. Material is drawn from Europe’s premier symphony orchestras, along with U.S. orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Nashville Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Julie Amacher's desire to introduce others to great music is what led her to radio. She began her professional broadcast career at a station in Sun Prairie, Wis. She went from rock 'n' roll to the Rocky Mountains, where she found her niche in public radio at KUNC in Greeley, Colo. Julie spent 13 years at KUNC, where she managed the announcers and their eclectic music format. During that time, she earned four national awards for best announcer. She joined Minnesota Public Radio in 1997 as an on-air host and also produces New Classical Tracks, a weekly podcast introducing listeners to new classical releases each week. She also is the program director for YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio.
Daniel Nass is the interim producer of SymphonyCast. He is responsible for creating the sound of the show, including choosing music programming and conducting artist interviews. In his nonproducer life, he is an avid runner and an award-winning composer.
Michael "Ozzie" Osborne is the Technical Director for SymphonyCast. He masters the live and recorded music recordings that are programmed for each SymphonyCast show. He also enjoys photography, listening to music, and bicycling.
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It’s the opening trumpet fanfare from Steve Heitzeg’s Nobel Symphony.
It’s possible, but not likely. Many of the performances that you hear on SymphonyCast are not available for purchase because they were played at a live concert. In some cases, the musicians have recorded that same music for a commercial CD. If so, album title and recording label information will be available in the episode playlist.