Gregg Whiteside

Classical Host

Gregg has been a fixture on WRTI since 2004. He has been the host of the morning drive show since 2012, and producer and anchor of The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcasts since 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.

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, Gregg has produced and hosted live broadcasts abroad from London, Venice, Vienna, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem.

Gregg Whiteside can be heard weekdays from 6 to 10 am. He is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts heard on Sundays from 1 to 3 pm. Sign up for Gregg's Sousalarm Club online! Fill out a brief form here.

Ways to Connect

Join us on Sunday, September 20th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, September 21st at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast from 2017 featuring works by Mozart and Brahms. Herbert Blomstedt, who turned 90 during that season, conducts and celebrates what was the 30th anniversary of his Philadelphia Orchestra debut. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson is soloist.

Amanda Hall

Philadelphia Orchestra First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang is soloist in a performance of Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, as WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast airs a 2018 concert from the Orchestra’s British Isles Festival. Listen on Sunday, September 13th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, September 14th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

Jan Regan

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézét-Seguin present a symphonic journey on Sunday, September 6th at 1 PM on 90.1, and Monday, September 7th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 that begins with a world premiere, and then traverses both the 5th and 6th symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Little did I know, as I sat in Verizon Hall back on March 7th waiting for the concert to begin, that it would be the last Philadelphia Orchestra concert of the season performed before an audience.

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Join us on Sunday, August 23rd at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, August 24th at at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear the British conductor Edward Gardner lead The Philadelphians in an impressive debut concert from last February. The program represents the heart of his repertory—Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

Stéphane Gallois

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs one of the most remarkable symphonies ever written, Symphonie Fantastique of Hector Berlioz, on WRTI, Sunday August 16th at 1 PM on 90.1 and Monday, August 17th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

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It's enchanted and enchanting music played by The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, Sunday, August 9th at 1 PM on 90.1 and Monday, August 10th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

Mathias Bothor

On Sunday, August 2nd at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, August 3rd at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2, one of the most beloved musicians of our time, pianist Emanuel Ax—who made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in 1975—performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a broadcast from a February 2020 concert at Verizon Hall.

July 20, 2020. The last complete set of string quartets that Josef Haydn composed, a set of six, Op. 76, are among his most ambitious chamber works, deviating from their predecessors in their near-continual exchange of motifs between instruments.

Dario Acosta

The 2019-2020 Philadelphia Orchestra season was built around two themes – BeethovenNow (in this 250th anniversary year of his birth), and WomenNOW. And our Sunday, July 19th re-broadcast at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and repeated on Monday, July 20th 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.