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.


Julie Amacher



Number of Programs/Frequency

Ongoing, Weekly


Brad Althoff, Producer
Highlights from Brad Althoff's award-winning career at APM include producing the live American broadcasts of the Minnesota Orchestra from Johannesburg, Havanna and Amsterdam; six Last Nights of the BBC Proms, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra live from Vienna, many concerts from Carnegie Hall, and the gala opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Underwriting Audience Insights

SymphonyCast is heard by nearly 150,000 listeners each week.

SymphonyCast audience:

  • 51% female, 49% male.
  • Median age of 65, with 21% between 25 and 54.
  • 71% hold bachelor’s degrees or higher.
  • 45.7% have an annual household income of $75,000 or more.

Sources: ACT1 Systems based on Nielsen Audio Nationwide DMA Audience Estimates, Persons 12+, Spring 2021

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Julie Amacher, Host

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, Wisconsin. She went from rock 'n' roll to the Rocky Mountains, where she found her niche in public radio at KUNC in Greeley, Colorado. 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. She also produces New Classical Tracks, a weekly podcast critiquing a new release each week.

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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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Broadcast Rights

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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