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.

Coming up:

Information about broadcasts on Sunday, February 28th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, March 1st at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

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Ways to Connect

Jessica Griffin/Philadelphia Orchestra

Join us on Sunday, Feb. 28th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, March 1st at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2, when Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphians in an all-Mozart concert from 2019, with soloists from the ranks of The Philadelphia Orchestra, First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, and Principal Viola C.J. Chang.

Matt Murphy

Join us on Sunday, February 21st at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, February 22nd at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a rebroadcast of one of the first concerts of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2019/2020 season, the Orchestra’s 120th.

Pete Checchia/The Philadelphia Orchestra

Join us on Sunday, February 14th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, February 15th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a fabulously romantic Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast from 2019. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Sergei Prokofiev’s brilliant take on Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.

Sammy Hart/DG

Join us Sunday, Feb. 7th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, Feb. 8th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear this stunning Philadelphia Orchestra concert broadcast from 2014, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Courtesy of the artist

Join us on Sunday, January 31st at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, February 1st at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 for a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast from 2013. Two works written for the Orchestra are on the program: Tan Dun's Nu Shu, The Secret Songs of Women, and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.

Classical Host Gregg Whiteside Bids Farewell To WRTI

Jan 22, 2021

Those of you accustomed to 6 AM reports on the Eagles or Sixers, or waking up to the Sousalarm, know that our colleague and friend Gregg Whiteside has stepped away from the mic.

Simon Fowler

As you may have heard, The Philadelphia Orchestra has a new principal guest conductor, and she is no stranger to Philadelphia audiences, having conducted some impressive, memorable performances here. She’s Natalie Stutzmann, and you can hear her conducting The Philadelphians in this concert broadcast from October, 2019. It brought some incisive performances of the music of Bruch, Mendelssohn, and Brahms to Verizon Hall.

Ryan Donnell

Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim, who has played Bruch’s First Violin Concerto as soloist many times, has his own routine to prepare for a performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Fay Fox

At a time when renewal of hope is so important, WRTI is proud to rebroadcast the transcendent "Resurrection" Symphony of Gustav Mahler on Sunday, January 17th at 1 PM on WRTI, and Monday, January 18th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

Courtesy of The Philadelphia Orchestra

This was an unforgettable performance of two works that were crucial in the development of Yannick Nézet-Séguin as a young conductor. On Sunday, January 10th at 1 PM on WRTI and Monday, January 11th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2, we're rebroadcasting this concert from March, 2011.

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