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With Julie Amacher
With Julie Amacher
With Julie Amacher
Violinist Elina Vahala gives a stunning performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic, conducted by JoAnn Falletta.
Oregon Symphony Artist-in-Residence Johannes Moser performs Lutoslawski’s Cello Concerto, once described as “the story of a twentieth-century Don Quixote.”
In this concert, the Minnesota Orchestra draws from astrology, Arabic poetry, and hoedown songs to create an imaginative landscape.
The Cincinnati Symphony gives the world premiere of Christopher Rouse's final work; his Symphony No. 6.
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra presents a concert of all-American works, featuring compositions by Corigliano, Copland, Prutsman, and Copland.
Stravinsky and Sibelius: the Cincinnati Symphony plays two of Stravinsky’s works, while Joshua Bell joins the symphony to play Jean Sibelius’ only violin concerto.
JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic celebrate Mozart with performances of one of his least-known and one of his best-known works.
The Minnesota Orchestra performs a moving concert to address racial injustice, titled "Heart and Hope."
We're off to Vienna for a concert featuring Mozart and Mahler performed by Carlos Kalmar and the Oregon Symphony.
During this week's show, there was an anonymous encore performed. We know the name of that encore, but do you? If you recognized the encore, submit your answer. We will draw one name from all of the correct answers received by midnight on Sunday, and the lucky winner will receive a CD from our library. Only one entry per person please.
Last week’s answer: Chopin's Op. 10, Etude No. 3.
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. Julie is the program director for Classical Minnesota Public Radio, and she is the new host for APM's nationally distributed concert program SymphonyCast.
Avital Rabinowitz is the producer for SymphonyCast. She is responsible for creating the sound of the show, including choosing music programming and conducting artist interviews. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, armchair adventuring, and weightlifting.
Michael "Ozzie" Osborne is the Technical Director for SymphonyCast. He masters the live and recorded music recordings that are programmed for each SymphonyCast show. Michael also enjoys photography, listening to music, and bicycling.
Complete playlist information is available for each show. Click on a specific episode to access a detailed playlist.
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.
Every Monday, we update the previous week’s episode page to include the answer to the Encore Contest above. We also update our Facebook page with the Encore Contest winner.