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Share the exuberance and excitement of the concert hall with audiences at home and on the go. SymphonyCast features full-length concerts recently performed by the best orchestras from around the world. This two-hour weekly program showcases material drawn from Europe's premier symphony orchestras and festivals (including several weeks each summer at the BBC Proms), along with U.S. orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra.


Alison Young

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Number of Programs/Frequency

Ongoing, Weekly

Program Feeds

SymphonyCast is available via ContentDepot. File Transfer: Monday 9:00 ET


Brad Althoff, Producer

Program Listings

April - June 2019
Jan. - March 2019

On-Air Promos

Custom promos are unavailable until April 2019.


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Station Visits

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Program Website
SymphonyCast on ContentDepot

Alison Young, Host

In addition to serving as host of SymphonyCast, Alison Young hosts weekday mornings on Classical Minnesota Public Radio, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra broadcasts and American Public Media's annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival. Before her career in radio, she enjoyed a successful career as a concert flutist performing with the Atlanta and Boston Symphonies and in recitals throughout Europe, South America, Asia and the United States. Ms. Young is an avid kayaker, rock climber, backpacker, biker and competitive skier. She and her husband, Richard Rasch, live across the street from F. Scott Fitzgerald's birthplace in Saint Paul, MN.

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45:00 to 1:05:00
Floating break: A 60-second floating music bed for promos and local announcements will occur in the program usually between 45:00 and 1:05:00


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SymphonyCast is heard by more than 150,000 listeners each week1.

SymphonyCast audience2:

  • 58% female, 42% male.
  • Median age of 66, with 20% between 25 and 54.
  • 65% hold bachelor’s degrees or higher.
  • 37% have an annual household income of $75,000 or more.

1Nielsen Audio, Nationwide DMA data, Persons 12+, Fall '18
2Nielsen Audio, Nationwide DMA data, Persons 12+, Spring '18

American Public Media partner stations must carry all programs in the series and each program no later than 7 days after the programs feed/availability in Content Depot. The producer reserves the right to offer the series to non-partner stations in select markets, upon first refusal by the American Public Media station, or in markets where a partner station does not exist. Each program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this series. See terms and conditions described in the American Public Media Service Agreement. Prior to carrying this series, stations must confirm carriage with American Public Media.

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