Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Podcasts
Explore the music of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from your own home through our podcasts! From performances of the stellar Off The Cuff series from our archive to Classical Insights from WBJC 91.5 FM Program Director Jonathan Palevsky, there’s something for both first-time symphony attendees and aficionados alike. Subscribe now at the links below for Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. You can also search for and subscribe to The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Podcast in your favorite podcast app to receive convenient notifications when a new episode is available.
Off The Cuff episodes are released on Tuesdays and Classical Insight episodes are released on Saturdays. Listen at your leisure.
Off The Cuff podcast episodes are recordings of the hugely popular Off The Cuff concert series, created by BSO Music Director Marin Alsop in 2008. They embody Maestra Alsop’s commitment to demystifying classical music and creating access for all audiences. The BSO is proud to share these podcasts for the first time with all of you.
Our podcast presenters are WBJC 91.5 FM Program Director Jonathan Palevsky and Classical WETA 90.9 FM On-Air Hosts James Jacobs, David Ginder, Marilyn Cooley, Nicole Lacroix and Bill Bukowski.
Musical samples in BSO podcasts are provided by the Naxos Music Library.
Podcast Archives by Composer
Select the icon next to each piece to listen to the podcast:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major
Violin Concerto in A Minor
Concerto for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano
Leonore Overture No. 3
Piano Concerto No. 2
Piano Concerto No. 4
Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
Symphony No. 1 in C Major
Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 9
Concerto for Flute and Harp
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major
Piano Concerto No. 21
Piano Concerto No. 22
Piano Concerto No. 24
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, "Jupiter"
Hamlet Fantasy-Overture After Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Serenade for Strings in C Major
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, “Little Russian”
Suite from Swan Lake
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor
Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"
Variations on a Rococo Theme
Jonathan Palevsky is the Program Director at WBJC 91.5 FM. He has been with the station since 1986 when he became a part-time announcer, and has been the station’s Program Director since 1990. Originally from Montreal, Jonathan came to Baltimore in 1982 to study classical guitar at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He has hosted just about every conceivable time slot at WBJC, but can regularly be heard hosting the WBJC Operafest, the music review program "Face the Music" and the CD reissue program "Past Masters."
Jonathan's current off-air obsessions include skiing, playing guitar and being the host of Cinema Sundays at the Charles Theatre.