About the Podcast
With Julie Amacher
With Julie Amacher
With Julie Amacher
We’re at the BBC Proms for the much-anticipated Proms debut of Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson, with concertos by JS Bach and Mozart.
We're at the BBC Proms for a concert featuring American conductor Ryan Bancroft and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales – which includes Antonin Dvorak’s “American” Symphony No. 9.
We're at the BBC Proms for a concert featuring works by Gipps and Ades, as well as Brahms' Symphony No. 3.
We're at the opening concert at the largest classical music festival in the world: the 2021 BBC Proms!
French-Canadian pianist Alain LeFevre joins the Buffalo Philharmonic for a concert of French and French-Canadian works by Faure, Mathieu, and Debussy.
Finnish music, a Finnish soloist, and a Finnish conductor: this Minnesota Orchestra concert is a true musical celebration of Finland!
Sister pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque premiere Bryce Dessner's cinematic Concerto for Two Pianos.
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: There was no encore contest this week.
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.