Classical Weekdays

Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm

WRTI brings you the best recordings of works from the vast world of classical music every weekday from 6 am to 6 pm. Chamber music, symphonies, choral works, violin concertos, piano sonatas, and more...engagingly presented with insight and a smile by our knowledgeable hosts.

Playlists are below.

Praised by Performance Today as "one of the top young guitarists of his generation," Jordan Dodson makes his March, 2019 debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a program featuring Glow, Andrea Clearfield's new concerto for electric guitar. Soloist and composer visit WRTI for live music and conversation with host, Susan Lewis.

In case you missed it, here's the amazing Google Doodle celebrating Bach's 334th birthday. You can easily compose a two-measure melody and then share it! It's the first artificial-intelligence powered Google Doodle.

Listen to a live performance by Astral Artist Viktor Valkov, praised as “Lion of the keyboard, sensational” by Wiesbadener Kurier in Germany
. He previews his upcoming recital in Philadelphia and chats with host Kevin Gordon.

Listen to the WRTI performance of Jasmine Choi, praised as “the goddess of flute" by Korea Times, with Hugh Sung at the piano in an enchanting program with host Debra Lew Harder.

March 18, 2019. One older and five new orchestral works by women composers comprise Project W, our Classical Album of the Week. Recently released by Cedille Records, Project W is performed by the Chicago Sinfonietta, under the direction of its music director, Mei-Ann Chen.

Get in the mood for Saint Patrick's Day! Recorded live in the WRTI performance studio, Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane plays music from his new album, The Celtic Lute. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder is host.

Praised as "remarkable" and "superb" by The New Yorker, the early-music ensemble Sonnambula—a viol consort based in NYC—visited the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio and played highlights from upcoming concerts with Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and works from a new album of music by 17th-century composer Leonora Duarte. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host.

Musicians from Israel, led by international mandolin sensation Shmuel Elbaz, and ARTolerance founder and Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David visited WRTI to play music of Andalusia and the Middle East. WRTI’s Susan Lewis, host.

March 11, 2019. With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, our Classical Album of the Week, The Celtic Lute, brings us traditional Irish music through the delicate sounds of the lute, played by Ronn McFarlane.

Listen to five Resident Artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) sing LIVE in the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is host as singers perform duet, trio, and quintet highlights from AVA's current production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte.

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