About the Podcast
With Julie Amacher
With Julie Amacher
With Julie Amacher
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.
Conductor Emeritus and Brahms specialist, Zubin Mehta, leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a special all-Brahms program.
The Oregon Symphony performs an emotionally diverse and imaginative concert, with pieces ranging from Shostakovich's difficult-to-perform Cello Concerto to Zimmermann's absurdist Suppers for King Ubu.
Osmo Vanska leads the Minnesota Orchestra in an all-American concert featuring works by Copland, Barber, and Bernstein.
Ruth Reinhardt leads Zachary Cohen and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in a new work for double bass: Missy Mazzoli's Dark with Excessive Bright.
Mei-Ann Chen leads ROCO in a new work for bandoneon and chamber orchestra that takes us on a journey from heartache to hope - La Tierra Sin Mal by composer Richard Scofano.
Carlos Kalmar leads the Oregon Symphony in a performance of Mahler's Seventh Symphony, the 'Symphony of the Night.'
JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra and Time for Three a new composition by Jennifer Higdon, inspired by her homeland of Tennessee.
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.