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

Dario Acosta

We have ourselves a very unique Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, February 23rd at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, February 24th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2. Join us for an all-American concert broadcast that features two Pulitzer Prize-winning compositions, a vibrant orchestral suite drawn from a contemporary opera, and a performance by pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

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It's so easy to find oneself attracted to the music of Franz Schubert. His unmatched gift for lyricism makes him so approachable, so comprehensible; and we feel ourselves being pulled into his musical world—in my case, at a very early age. 

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Philadelphia Orchestra principal guest conductor Stéphane Denève will again be on the podium for this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert rebroadcast on January 26th at 1 PM. It's Part 2 of an exploration of the interactions between two bold visionaries who made incalculable contributions to the cultural life of Philadelphia between the two world wars: Leopold Stokowski and Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

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Join us on Sunday, January 19th from 1 to 3 PM as WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast explores the interactions between two bold visionaries who made incalculable contributions to the cultural life of Philadelphia between the two world wars: Leopold Stokowski and Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

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Warm up for the 2019 Silent Night Sing-In with Wissahickon High School's Camerata, a select choir of 32 vocalists led by John Conahan. They sing John's arrangements of "Silent Night" and "O Come All Ye Faithful," in the WRTI Performance Studio, along with some other beautiful songs. WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is host.

Watch the video recorded live on WRTI's Facebook page!

Stefano Pasqualetti

Join us on Sunday, December 8th at 1 PM for a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast that brings back to the podium Musical America’s 2015 Conductor of the Year, Gianandrea Noseda, for a concert from 2016 that begins with Liszt’s orchestrally dazzling Symphonic Poem No 6, “Mazeppa,” and a performance by renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos of Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto.

Courtesy of Ben Blazer

We celebrated 30 years of the Sousalarm on WRTI 90.1 with a special live broadcast featuring a string quaret from Central High School, playing works by Gustav Holst, Scott Joplin, and John Philip Sousa. Gregg Whiteside, host.

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Guest conductor Louis Langrée is on the podium for WRTI 90.1's Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast on Sunday, October 27th at 1 PM, in a program perfectly suited to Halloween week. You'll hear Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Saint-Saens’s Danse Macabre, and Cesar Franck’s The Accursed Huntsman, all before intermission! Listen again on Mondays at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

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