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, January 17th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, January 18th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

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Ways to Connect

Join us on Sunday, August 16th at 12 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear Episode 6 of “This Week with Yannick,” an eight-week radio series, hosted and curated by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Stéphane Gallois

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs one of the most remarkable symphonies ever written, Symphonie Fantastique of Hector Berlioz, on WRTI, Sunday August 16th at 1 PM on 90.1 and Monday, August 17th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

Join us on Sunday, August 9th at 12 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear Episode 5 of “This Week with Yannick,” an eight-week radio series, hosted and curated by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Join us on Sunday, August 2nd at 12 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear Episode 4 of “This Week with Yannick,” an eight-week radio series, hosted and curated by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Join us on Sunday, July 26th at 12 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear Episode 3 of “This Week with Yannick,” an eight-week radio series, hosted and curated by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Join us on Sunday, July 19th at 12 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear Episode 2 of “This Week with Yannick,” an eight-week radio series, hosted and curated by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

George Etheredge

Yannick Nézet-Séguin—Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal—has spent his career building connections between orchestras, singers, and audiences. Yannick now brings his passion for building connections through music outside of the concert hall and onto the airwaves on WRTI 90.1.

Dario Acosta

The 2019-2020 Philadelphia Orchestra season was built around two themes – BeethovenNow (in this 250th anniversary year of his birth), and WomenNOW. And our Sunday, July 19th re-broadcast at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and repeated on Monday, July 20th at 7 PM on HD-2 begins and ends with compositions by French women of the 19th and early-20th centuries, with Beethoven right in the middle.

In the mid-19th century, there were few performance opportunities for large-scale works by women composers. Today, a symphony composed in the 1840s by French pianist, teacher and composer Louise Farrenc is finally getting well-deserved attention on the concert stage in Philadelphia.

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Join us on Sunday, July 5th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, July 6th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear Wynton Marsalis’s 2009 composition Blues Symphony performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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