The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Podcast

Explore the music of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from your own home through our podcasts! From recorded performances of the stellar Off The Cuff series to Classical Insights from WBJC and WETA On-Air Hosts, there’s something for both first-time symphony attendees and aficionados alike. Subscribe now and receive convenient notifications when a new episode is available. Off The Cuff episodes are released on Tuesdays and Classical Insights are released on Saturdays. Our Classical Insights podcast presenters are Classical WETA 90.9 FM On-Air Hosts James Jacobs, David Ginder, Marilyn Cooley, Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski, and WBJC 91.5 FM Program Director Jonathan Palevsky.

Episodes Date

Chausson’s Poéme for Violin and Orchestra is this week’s featured podcast with WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky. This podcast was originally released in the 2016-17 season.   Musical samples in BSO podcasts a...
August 1, 2020
The music of Rachmaninoff, the Russian master who spent his twilight years in America, is at once romantic and modern. In this Off The Cuff performance, featuring piano great Garrick Ohlsson, Marin Al...
July 28, 2020
Delve into Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Fantasy-Overture with WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky.  This podcast was originally released in the 2017-18 season. Musical samples in BSO podcasts are provided by the Naxos M...
July 25, 2020
WETA's Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski play clips from Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra by Baltimore native Philip Glass. Listen along and learn about the rhythmic power of this comp...
July 18, 2020
This week WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky discusses Emmanuel Chabrier's España.  This podcast was originally released in the 2018-19 season. Musical samples in BSO podcasts are provided by the Naxos Music Li...
July 11, 2020
Celebrate the 4th of July with WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky and learn more about an American classic, Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. This podcast was originally released in the 2017-18...
July 4, 2020
Delve into Pelleas und Melisande, one of Arnold Schoenberg’s tonal works, with WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky.  This podcast was originally released in the 2018-19 season. Musical samples in BSO podcasts ar...
June 27, 2020
In this episode Marin Alsop guides you through a suite from Prokofiev’s Cinderella. Following the enormous success of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, the composer was commissioned by the Kirov ballet to...
June 23, 2020
Learn about Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major with WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky.  This podcast was originally released in the 2016-17 season. Musical samples in BSO podcasts are provided by the Na...
June 20, 2020
Learn about Schumann's Konzertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra with WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky.  This podcast was originally released in the 2018-19 season. Musical samples in BSO podcasts are provide...
June 13, 2020
Learn about Tchaikovsky and his Serenade for Strings in C Major with WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky.  This podcast was originally released in the 2017-18 season. Musical samples in BSO podcasts are provided...
June 6, 2020
Learn about composer Erich Korngold and his lush Violin Concerto with WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky.  This podcast was originally released in the 2017-18 season. Musical samples in BSO podcasts are provide...
May 30, 2020
Learn about Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait with WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky.  This podcast was originally released in the 2016-17 season. Musical samples in BSO podcasts are provided by the Naxos Mus...
May 23, 2020
Join former Classical WETA hosts David Ginder and Marilyn Cooley as they discuss Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. Learn more about the first of Bach’s six masterful Brandenburg Concertos. This podca...
May 16, 2020
Join Classical WETA hosts Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski as they discuss Strauss' tone poem Don Quixote. Explore the tale of this noble knight through Strauss’ fantastically colorful work. This podc...
May 9, 2020
Join Classical WETA hosts Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski as they discuss Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. This symphony was one of the works performed by the BSO at the BBC Proms in 2018 featuring pia...
May 2, 2020
Join Classical WETA hosts Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski as they discuss Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety." This symphony was one of the works performed by the BSO at the BBC Proms in...
May 2, 2020
Celebrate Sergei Prokofiev's birthday (born April 23, 1891) with Jonathan Palevsky as he discusses Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3.  This podcast was originally released in the 2017-18 season. Musica...
April 25, 2020
Join Jonathan Palevsky as he discusses Jean Sibelius’s delicately beautiful and mysterious Sixth Symphony.  This podcast was released during the 2018-19 season. Musical samples in BSO podcasts are pro...
April 18, 2020
Join Jonathan Palevsky as he discusses Poulenc’s brilliantly witty Concerto for Two Pianos.  This podcast is originally from the 2018-19 season. Musical samples in BSO podcasts are provided by the Nax...
April 11, 2020

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