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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Join us on Sunday, August 25th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, August 26th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast to hear two spiritually inspired works for soloists, chorus, and orchestra that couldn't be more different. 

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, August 18th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 brings pianist Emanuel Ax to the stage of Verizon Hall, in a performance of Johannes Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto. Also on the program is the U.S. premiere of Stacey Brown’s Perspectives, and a work by a composer whom Brahms ardently championed, Antonin Dvořák, whose impassioned Symphony No. 7 closes the afternoon’s concert.

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Join us on Sunday, August 11th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 as one of the biggest stars in the opera world today joins Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphians for a performance of Ernest Chausson’s Poéme de l’Amour et de la Mer. Joyce DiDonato is a multiple Grammy winner, and winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

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One of the finest violinists of her generation, Lisa Batiashvili has teamed up with Yannick Nézet-Séguin for some memorable performances, and Sunday, August 4th at 1 PM, WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast presents another one: Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto.

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Join us on Sunday, July 21 at 1 PM as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in a concert from 2018, conducts a program featuring a world premiere of a work by Nico Muhly, one of the most popular of all piano concertos,—Grieg’s A Minor—and the work Rachmaninoff composed with the Philadelphia Sound in mind, the Symphonic Dances. André Watts is soloist.

Bill Phelps

On Sunday, July 14th at 1 PM on The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI 90.1, it's one for the ages—from the lush romanticism of Henryk Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, to the lyricism and power of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7.

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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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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.