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

In this Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podcast join WETA's David Ginder and Marilyn Cooley for a discussion on Arvo Pärt's Credo.  After listening, tune in to WBJC at 1 pm on Sunday, May 30, 2021 to hea...
May 22, 2021
In this Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podcast join WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky for an extended discussion about Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 3. After listening, tune in to WBJC 91.5 FM at 1 pm on S...
May 15, 2021
In this Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podcast join WETA's Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski for a discussion on Schumann's Symphony No. 2.  After listening, tune in to WBJC at 1 pm on Sunday, May 16, 20...
May 8, 2021
In this Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podcast join WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky and learn about Samuel Barber's Symphony No. 1. After listening, tune in to WBJC 91.5 FM at 1 pm on Sunday, May 9, 2021 to he...
May 1, 2021
In this episode, WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky shares some of the interesting details about Bernstein's Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, inspired by a re-reading of Plato's The Symposium.  This podcast w...
April 24, 2021
In this Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podcast join WETA's Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski for a discussion on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. After listening, tune in to WBJC at 1 pm on Sunday, April...
April 17, 2021
In today's Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Podcast, WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky discusses why Schubert's works for the stage, including his Selections from Rosamunde, never gained the same level of interest...
April 10, 2021
In this Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podcast join WETA's Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski for a discussion on Mozart's final work, his mysterious Requiem.  After listening, tune in to WBJC at 1 pm on ...
April 3, 2021
In this Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podcast join WETA's Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski for a discussion on Mahler's Symphony No. 1. After listening, tune in to WBJC at 1 pm on Sunday, March 28, 202...
March 27, 2021
In this Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podcast join WETA's Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski for a discussion on Camille Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. After listening, tune in to WBJC at 1 pm on ...
March 20, 2021
In this Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podcast join WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky for a discussion on Copland's Symphony No. 3. After listening, tune in to WBJC at  1 pm on Sunday, March 14, 2021 to hear the...
March 13, 2021
Join WETA hosts David Ginder and Marilyn Cooley for a look at Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. New this weekend, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra returns to 91.5 FM WBJC radio for a special celebrat...
March 6, 2021
Join WETA hosts David Ginder and Marilyn Cooley for a look at Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. New this weekend, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra returns to 91.5 FM WBJC radio for a special celebrat...
March 6, 2021
Join WETA hosts David Ginder and Marilyn Cooley for a look at Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3. The work was written when he was 19 and only a few months after his second violin concerto. Listen as Gind...
February 27, 2021
Join WETA hosts David Ginder and Marilyn Cooley as they discuss Walton's Violin Concerto, a work commissioned by famed violinist Jascha Heifetz. In addition to discussing the structure and themes of t...
February 20, 2021
Join hosts Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski as they discuss Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major, a work that showcases the versatility of the clarinet as melancholic, triumphant, and playf...
February 13, 2021
In this week's episode join Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski and learn about Les préludes by Franz Liszt and how he pioneered the tone poem. This podcast was originally released in the 2017-18 season....
February 6, 2021
Although it is one of Mozart's most popular works, not much is known about Eine kleine Nachtmusic. In this episode, WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky shares some of the interesting details that are known about...
January 30, 2021
In today's Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podcast join WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky for a look at Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. Jonathan discusses that, although Tchaikovsky was a phenomenally successful co...
January 23, 2021
In today's Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Podcast, WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky shares the many difficulties Rachmaninoff faced after the disastrous premiere of his First Symphony, and how out of this time ...
January 16, 2021

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