The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert

Sunday, 1 to 3 pm on WRTI-FM; Monday, 7 to 9 pm on WRTI HD-2

Join us on Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings to hear the Philadelphia Orchestra in live, recorded concerts from Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.

The ensemble has a long and venerable history of radio broadcasts, as the first orchestra with its own commercially sponsored national radio series, beginning in 1929 on NBC. This weekly series of radio broadcasts marks the return of the Orchestra to the airwaves. WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.

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Information about broadcasts on Sunday, December 6th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, December 7th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

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Dario Acosta

Join us on Sunday, December 6th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, December 7th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a 2018 concert broadcast from the Orchestra’s British Isles Festival conducted by Fabio Luisi.

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 from 2018.

Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Orchestra

Back in January, 2016, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra launched a three-week Music of Vienna series, and one of those concerts—both here in Philadelphia at Verizon Hall and at Carnegie Hall in New York—Yannick conducted two works composed nearly a century apart: Haydn’s 103rd symphony, and Bruckner’s 4th.

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Antonin Dvorak wrote his Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," soon after arriving in America in 1893.  A yearning melody from the second movement took on a new life as a popular American song that continues to be reinvented. 

Luke Ratray

Join us on Sunday, November 15th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, November 16th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2, for one of the highlights of the 2019-2020 season, as we revisit Gil Shaham’s performance with the Philadelphians at Verizon Hall a year ago – on November 30th, 2019 – of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto!

Werner Kmetitsch

It was back in February, 2016 at Verizon Hall, that The Philadelphia Orchestra  gave a performance of Dvorak’s 7th Symphony that glowed with interpretive elegance in the hands of guest conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada. In this same concert, we were treated to Augustin Hadelich’s splendid reading of Johannes Brahms' D major Violin Concerto.

Giorgia Bertazzi

It’s hard to believe it’s been seven years since Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut. And WRTI was there in Verizon Hall when he directed the Philadelphians in a program of Johann Strauss II, Mozart, and a riveting performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony! Listen to this stellar concert broadcast on Sunday, November 1st at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, November 2nd on WRTI HD-2.

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It's enchanted and enchanting music played by The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, Sunday, October 25th at 1 PM on 90.1 and Monday, October 26th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

Jeff Fusco/The Philadelphia Orchestra

It was only this past January (which seems so long ago) that the Philadelphians performed Vivian Fung’s Dust Devils for the first time, coinciding with the Orchestra’s return to the Academy of Music for its first subscription concert there in nearly 20 years. We're re-broadcasting that concert, conducted by Yannick Nézét-Séguin, on Sunday, October 18th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, October 19th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

Charles Boudreau

(First published in January, 2020.) One of today’s most wide-ranging composers, Vivian Fung’s inspirations range from ancient gamelon music to ideas for preparing pot roast (for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, no less!)

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