Gregg Whiteside

Classical Host

Gregg was the host of WRTI's morning drive show from 2012 until his retirement from WRTI in January, 2021. He began producing and hosting The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcasts in 2013, joining the Orchestra in Hong Kong for the first-ever live international radio broadcasts from that island in 2016, and in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for two historic broadcasts in 2018. You can still hear Gregg as host of the Orchestra broadcasts every Sunday and Monday on WRTI.

Before arriving in Philadelphia, Gregg was the national voice of live broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic, and produced and hosted intermission features at The Metropolitan Opera, while hosting the morning show at WQXR in NYC for many years.

Gregg also narrated the PBS special Pavarotti and the Italian Tenor, Classic Views video magazine, the feature film Royal Kalibur, and the documentary Montserrat Caballe, Beyond Music.

Gregg hosted live, national 9/11 tributes from Riverside Cathedral in New York, and Manhattan’s Pierpont Morgan Library, along with F. Murray Abraham and George Plimpton.

In addition to Hong Kong, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Gregg has produced and hosted live broadcasts abroad from London, Venice, Vienna, Hamburg, and Haifa.

 

Ways to Connect

Credit: Jessica Griffin

Paul Jacobs, the only organist ever to have won a Grammy Award, will perform in all three works on our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, April 25th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, April 26th at 7 PM pn WRTI HD-2.

Marco Borggreve

Join us on Sunday, April 11th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, April 12th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear this Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast from 2016. All three of the works on the program were composed in Paris within a five-year period (1928-33), one by a German, another by a Frenchman, and the last by an American. And they all marvelously combine elements of serious composition with popular influences, notably from jazz.

Dario Acosta

The 2019-2020 Philadelphia Orchestra season was built around two themes – BeethovenNow (in the 250th anniversary year of his birth), and WomenNOW. And our Sunday, April 18th re-broadcast at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and repeated on Monday, April 19th at 7 PM on HD-2 begins and ends with compositions by French women of the 19th and early-20th centuries, with Beethoven right in the middle.

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WRTI is happy to bring you this festive re-broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra performing Handel’s Messiah on Easter Sunday, April 4th from 1 to 4 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, April 5th from 7 to 10 PM on WRTI HD-2.

Patrick Allen - Opera Omnia

The British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and the French-born conductor Nathalie Stutzmann are in the spotlight for this 2019 Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast on March 28th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and March 29th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

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Join us on Sunday, March 21 from 1 to 4 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, March 22 from 7 to 10 PM on WRTI HD-2 as we go back in time to late 2017 to hear a concert recorded live in Verizon Hall. The Philadelphia Orchestra performs Joseph Haydn's The Seasons—a vast canvas of an oratorio that begins with the turn from winter to spring, and progresses through summer, autumn, and winter.

Dario Acosta

Join us on Sunday, March 14th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, March 15th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a 2018 concert broadcast from the Orchestra’s British Isles Festival conducted by Fabio Luisi.

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Join us on Sunday, March 7th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, March 8th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 for a concert that takes us back to November, 2011, when then-Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin was appearing with greater frequency in Philadelphia, winning over the hearts of the Orchestra as well as Verizon Hall audiences.

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Join us on Sunday, Feb. 28th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, March 1st at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2, when Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphians in an all-Mozart concert from 2019, with soloists from the ranks of The Philadelphia Orchestra, First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, and Principal Viola C.J. Chang.

Matt Murphy

Join us on Sunday, February 21st at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, February 22nd at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a rebroadcast of one of the first concerts of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2019/2020 season, the Orchestra’s 120th.

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