Sing "Silent Night" with WRTI's Gregg Whiteside at the Kimmel Center on Dec. 16th

Let’s share something extraordinary together! We’re gathering at the Kimmel Center on Monday, December 16th at 6 PM to sing a beloved carol, side-by-side with our fellow Philadelphians.

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Join us on Wednesday, December 11th at 12:10 PM on WRTI 90.1 as we warm up for the 2019 Silent Night Sing-In with Wissahickon High School's Camerata, a select choir of 32 vocalists led by John Conahan. WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is host.

The broadcast will be on the radio at 90.1 and streaming video live on WRTI's Facebook page!

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Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim, who has played Bruch’s First Violin Concerto as soloist many times, has his own routine to prepare for a performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Returning to the podium to conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra in this must-hear WRTI 90.1 broadcast on Sunday, December 15th at 1 PM is Nathalie Stutzmann, an artist who enjoys parallel careers as a world-renowned contralto and a rising-star conductor.

December 9, 2019. As the winter solstice approaches, and daylight shortens in the Northern hemisphere, people throughout the ages have brought light into their spiritual practices to combat the darkness. Our Classical Album of the Week, from the choral group Essential Voices USA, features works that bring us a musical “season of light.”

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You can help WRTI 90.1 support Temple University jazz students by providing the costs to compensate the student performers and to record, produce, broadcast, and share their music played at Rite of Swing Jazz Café in the 2019–2020 school year.

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Hailed for their “classical chops and blazing bluegrass,” the musicians of DePue Brothers Band brought their high-energy, high-spirited holiday show to the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio on December 6th ahead of their December 8th concert at Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park.

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Join us to hear concert recordings of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the 33-member professional ensemble led by Music Director Dirk Brossé. Listen on WRTI 90.1 on Sundays from 5 to 6 PM throughout December.

Ryan Brandenberg

Her concerts have earned her praise for her "prodigious ability" (The New York Sun) and "lyrical and beautiful" playing (Classical Post). Astral Artist Natalia Kazaryan visits WRTI on Friday, December 13th at 12:10 PM to play works by Boulanger, Messiaen, Bacewicz, and Ravel. Susan Lewis is host.

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Singer, songwriter and bandleader Michelle Lordi has received international accolaides for numerous recording projects. On her new album, Break Up With the Sound, the Philadelphia-based performer departs from typical standards and flaunts an all-star band.

Belle Sandella

What's the best way to listen to the Saturday matinee broadcasts of The Metropolitan Opera? On WRTI 90.1, of course! Join us on Saturdays at 1 PM for the entire 2019/2020 season of opera broadcasts.

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December 9, 2019. The archival masters at Resonance Records are at it again, this time with an ambitious project to celebrate the centennial of the great Nat “King” Cole. Hittin’ the Ramp: The Early Years (1936 to 1943), gives an in-depth account of the youthful years of the hit-maker, before he made any big hits.

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Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim, who has played Bruch’s First Violin Concerto as soloist many times, has his own routine to prepare for a performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

December 9, 2019. As the winter solstice approaches, and daylight shortens in the Northern hemisphere, people throughout the ages have brought light into their spiritual practices to combat the darkness. Our Classical Album of the Week, from the choral group Essential Voices USA, features works that bring us a musical “season of light.”

December 2, 2019. Erno Dohnanyi was only 17 when he wrote his Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, his opus 1. Johannes Brahms, who composed one of the great piano quintets, was so impressed by the work that he said, “I couldn’t have written it better myself.”

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It was 201 years ago when "Silent Night" was first heard by Austrian villagers attending Christmas Eve mass in St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf.

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