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.

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Frans Jansen

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is a fast-rising star in the classical music world, and she's on the podium conducting Mozart and Mahler in this Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast. Listen on Friday, April 17 at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1.

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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 12th from 1 to 4 PM, and Monday, April 13th from 7 to 10 PM on WRTI HD-2.

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WRTI will turn back the clock and rebroadcast this Vienna Festival concert, previously aired in 2016 and 2017. It was a memorable performance, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, of two symphonies composed roughly 80 years apart: Joseph Haydn’s 103rd, the famous “Drumroll” Symphony, and Anton Bruckner’s 4th. Listen on April 2nd at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 and April 3rd at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1.

Stéphane Gallois

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs one of the most remarkable symphonies ever written, Symphonie Fantastique of Hector Berlioz, on WRTI, Sunday April 5th at 1 PM on 90.1 and streaming at WRTI.org, and Monday, April 6th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 and our classical stream.

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It's enchanted and enchanting music played by The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, Sunday, March 29th at 1 PM on 90.1 and Monday, March 30th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

Benjamin Ealovega

On Friday, March 27th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast from 2019 brings pianist Jonathan Biss to the stage, for a performance of Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, a work that transports the piano concerto into the realm of symphonic music. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

Mathias Bothor

At a time when we need the music the most, concert halls around the world are dark. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season, so exciting in this 250th Beethoven anniversary year, has been put on hold. However, Philadelphia Orchestra broadcasts of concerts from earlier this season will continue on WRTI 90.1.

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