About the Podcast
With Julie Amacher
With Julie Amacher
With Julie Amacher
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.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast, host Julie Amacher features the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads Mahler’s heavenly Fourth Symphony and the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s trumpet concerto, ‘Shivaree.’
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast, host Julie Amacher features the WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne. Conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads the orchestra and we will hear violinist Daniel Hope then end with a premiere by Dan Dediu.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast, host Julie Amacher features the Buffalo Philharmonic. The Orchestra celebrates iconic American composers Barber, Gershwin, and Bernstein for this concert.
In this week’s episode of SymphonyCast with host Julie Amacher, conductor Christian Reif explores feelings of the intangible spirit of a region, its people or both in this program — with Bedrich Smetana’s tribute to his homeland, ‘The Moldau,’ and Finnish nationalist Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2.
On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast, guest host Steve Seel features the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. For this concert, principal guest conductor Karina Canellakis is on the podium with violinist Nicola Benedetti to create sensations for your ears.
This week’s SymphonyCast episode features two concerts in one! First, we’ll hear a celebration of the strength of women. Then A Far Cry chamber orchestra performs its signature work, Tchaikovsky’s ‘Serenade for Strings.’
The Minnesota Orchestra welcomes Nathalie Stutzmann back to the podium for a program that is rich with heart and soul. First, we’ll hear George Walker’s ‘Lyric for Strings.’ Then, violinist Tobias Feldmann joins the orchestra to play Prokofiev’s imaginative and exciting Second Violin Concerto, followed by Tchaikovsky’s tender and beautiful Sixth Symphony.
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) begins its seventh season with William L. Dawson’s distinctive and emotionally charged ‘Negro Folk Symphony.’ The composer said he wanted listeners to know that it was "unmistakably not the work of a white man." Also on the program is Shostakovich’s enormous and patriotic ‘Leningrad Symphony,’ written largely after he had fled the city (now known as St. Petersburg) following the German invasion during World War II.
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.