The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert

Sunday, 1 to 3 pm on WRTI-FM; Monday, 7 to 9 pm on Classical Stream

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 July 21 at 1 PM on 90.1 and July 22 at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2

Information about broadcasts on July 14 at 1 PM on 90.1 and July 15 at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2

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Steve J. Sherman

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.

Ana Cuba

The psychological thriller that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1964 film Marnie has been reborn in Nico Mulhy's opera, and has also spawned a new suite for orchestra. WRTI's Susan Lewis has more.

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.

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, will be repeated on Monday, July 8th at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2.

Nicolas Bets

In 1921, Sergei Prokofiev himself described his 3rd Piano Concerto as 'devilishly difficult' as he prepared to play the premiere in Chicago. One hundred years later, it's among the most popular works in the genre, with ideas that are ever relevant. WRTI's Susan Lewis has more.

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Three years after the great success of his 1798 work The Creation, Joseph Haydn premiered another large oratorio, this time celebrating nature throughout the year. While not often performed today, The Seasons is still a tour de force with an enthusiastic following. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

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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, 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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Ranked as the 4th greatest symphony of all time in a 2018 BBC Magazine poll of 151 conductors, Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony, the last symphony the austrian composer completed before he died,  is explored by WRTI's Susan Lewis in a conversation with Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Jessica Griffin/Philadelphia Orchestra; Hans Van Der Woerd

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.