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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Marie Staggat

It’s the kind of program The Philadelphia Orchestra is famous for: an all-Russian program, with Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff.  The concert, broadcast on Sunday, July 7th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and streamed at wrti.org, will be repeated on Monday, July 8th at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2.

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The vast canvas of an oratorio that begins with the turn from Winter to Spring, and progresses through Summer, Autumn, and Winter, The Seasons, by Joseph Haydn, expands this Sunday, June 30th's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI 90.1 to three hours, from 1 to 4 PM.

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Join us on *Wednesday, June 26th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2, the classical stream at WRTI.org, and the WRTI App to hear a re-broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra peforming Gustav Mahler’s last completed composition, which he lived neither to premiere nor even rehearse: his Symphony No. 9.

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On Sunday, June 16th, from 2 to 4 PM, WRTI 90.1's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast comes to you LIVE from the Kimmel Center. Yannick Nézét-Séguin conducts the Philadelphians in Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1, and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, k 297b. WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is your host.

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The last of Edward Elgar’s works to gain immediate popular success was his Violin Concerto, written for the great violinist Fritz Kreisler. And the June 9th Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI 90.1 at 1 PM brings us a performance by Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, on Kreisler’s own Guarneri del Gesu violin!

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WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, June 2 at 1 PM brings you a work the Orchestra has performed as often as any in its history, the Symphony No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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On May 19th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, you're in for a special treat. Before intermission of this Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast, you'll hear Mozart’s Masonic Funeral Music and 25th Symphony, and after the break, Mozart's Requiem.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast for Sunday, May 5th at 1 PM brings us music by two composers born almost 150 years apart, and both of whose music expresses profound religious faith.

Here's a delicious side dish to your weekday mornings! By popular demand, Gregg Whiteside brings you music by Johann Sebastian Bach every weekday at 8:06 AM on WRTI 90.1.

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