About the Podcast
With Steve Seel
With Steve Seel
With Steve Seel
This week on SymphonyCast host Steve Seel welcomes back the Minnesota Orchestra. In this program, the flutists lead with emotional works by Coleman and Saariaho that uncover the mysteries of humanity.
This week on SymphonyCast, the featured music is about an abstract place that isn’t physical. It’s more about the intangible spirit of a region, its people or both. Explore these feelings with host Steve Seel as he explores Bedrich Smetana’s ‘The Moldau’ and more.
This week on SymphonyCast with host Steve Seel, we hear Schumann’s elegant and dynamic ‘Spring Symphony’ as it races with headstrong confidence and gambols eagerly toward a world of warmth and light.
This week on SymphonyCast, host Steve Seel features the Minnesota Orchestra with classical music's greatest hits that have changed the course of music history.
This week on SymphonyCast with host Steve Seel, Gustavo Dudamel leads Gustav Mahler’s heavenly Fourth Symphony and the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s trumpet concerto.
This week on SymphonyCast, host Steve Seel welcomes the WDR Symphony Orchestra for an exuberant and colorful show.
This week on SymphonyCast, host Steve Seel explores a collection of pieces and performances captured during the “audience-less” seasons of 2020-2021 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
This week on SymphonyCast, in the medieval city of Lviv on Ukraine’s western border with Poland, an orchestra dares to do the unthinkable: carry a message of hope across the world during a period of war and instability. Listen now with host Steve Seel to the Lviv National Philharmonic, live from Athens.
This week on SymphonyCast, Richard Egarr returns to the Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota, to lead the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in a delightful program of works from London. Listen with host Julie Amacher to the wonderful harmonies from the strings in works by Henry Purcell and William Lawes.
SymphonyCast, with host Steve Seel, 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.
Steve Seel possesses a broad knowledge of many musical genres, having hosted radio programs ranging from classical to jazz and even avant-garde music at radio stations around the country. Steve began his love affair with public radio at 24 working whatever shifts he could at his hometown station of WUSF-FM in Tampa, Florida, and from there worked his way to snowy Buffalo, New York, and its renowned classical station WNED-FM, where he hosted middays and the weekly experimental-music show Present Tense. In 2005, Steve became one of the founding voices on Minnesota Public Radio's eclectic station, the Current. While there, he hosted afternoons and mornings, and conducted in-depth interviews with pop music luminaries ranging from Brian Eno to David Byrne to Tori Amos. Steve is a basement composer obsessed with all things both minimalist and slow, and might actually be incapable of writing anything that exceeds 75 beats-per-minute.
Daniel Nass is the 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.
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.
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