Sunday Classical

Sunday, 5 to 6 pm

WRTI presents a variety of classical music programming every Sunday from 5 to 6 pm. On the third Sunday of each month, you'll hear APPLAUSE: The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia radio broadcast series. Host Dave Conant brings you the best from the Chamber Orchestra's recent performances and archive recording collection. On other Sundays, tune in to hear concerts from the Library of Congress radio broadcast series, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Wolf Trap, and other special programming.

Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Orchestra

WRTI will turn back the clock and rebroadcast this Vienna Festival concert, previously aired in 2016 and 2017. It was a memorable performance, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, of two symphonies composed roughly 80 years apart: Joseph Haydn’s 103rd, the famous “Drumroll” Symphony, and Anton Bruckner’s 4th. Listen on April 2nd at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 and April 3rd at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1.

Is it purely luck that determines our fortune in life? Carl Orff’s grand choral extravaganza, based on medieval poetry, Carmina Burana would seem to lead us to think so!

Edvard Grieg was just 24 when he wrote his only completed piano concerto in 1868. It's one of his greatest works, and launched his international career. WRTI’s Susan Lewis talks with pianist Lars Vogt about why he loves playing it.
 


Credit: Felix Broede

Join us this Sunday on WRTI for a mini festival of Russian favorites, as Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève returns to Verizon Hall in this re-broadcast to conduct The Philadelphians. Download our new App to listen wherever you are in the world!

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In his early twenties, Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) won the title "Argentina's Great Musical Hope" with works such as the ballet score Estancia, and popular piano pieces like Danzas argentinas, which strongly evoke the rhythm and flair of the folk music of Argentina.

The third Sunday of the month on WRTI at 5 pm is our broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and this month we present a delightful mix of pieces from three different concerts.

Steven J. Sherman

This Sunday at 1 pm, WRTI presents a concert first heard at Verizon Hall in November, 2014. You'll hear the youthful and energetic Piano Concerto No. 1 of Beethoven performed by perennial favorite, pianist Andre Watts, who first played with The Philadelphia Orchestra at age 10.

Ryan Donnell

We open our broadcast season of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra with a program the ensemble performed last November in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. 

This Sunday, January 22nd, at 1 pm, newly appointed music director of the National Symphony, Gianandrea Noseda conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra in a program that whirls from dance to jazz to Beethoven.

Our monthly broadcast of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents the U.S. premiere of a work for piano and orchestra by the Lebanese-born, French composer Rami Kalifé.  

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