Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's season celebrating music from different world cultures ends with a program featuring internationally acclaimed composer and oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen. He visited the WRTI Performance Studio to play the oud, and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Praised by Performance Today as "one of the top young guitarists of his generation," Jordan Dodson makes his March, 2019 debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a program featuring Glow, Andrea Clearfield's new concerto for electric guitar. Soloist and composer visit WRTI for live music and conversation with host, Susan Lewis.

Sanny Leviste

Praised by the L.A. Times for her “fluid and glistening orchestration,” Andrea Clearfield has written more than 150 works that have been performed widely throughout the United States and around the world. And she’s based right here in Philadelphia—where she’s actively involved in the music scene, and has won innumerable awards.

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Acclaimed mandolin virtuoso Caterina Lichtenberg records, teaches and tours the world. Ahead of her performance with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, she visited WRTI on February 21st, to play music by Bach and other composers, and to chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. 

Join us to hear live, concert recordings of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the 33-member professional ensemble led by Music Director Dirk Brossé. Listen on WRTI 90.1 on Sundays from 5 to 6 PM throughout February.

What kind of instrument is the Pipa and how is it changing the sound of classical music? Find out when world-renowned Pipa player Wu Man visits WRTI on Wednesday at 3 PM to perform LIVE and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. 

Christopher McAllen

This month's Applause broadcast with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is the final one in the Orchestra's Improvisionaries series.  Music Director Dirk Brossé conducts a concert with jazz and bluegrass-inspired works by Dai Wei, as well as Maestro Brossé's arrangement of Dave Brubeck's classic Blue Rondo à la Turk.

Works by J.S. Bach, Gabriel Fauré, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel are on the program for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's broadcast on WRTI 90.1, Sunday, May 20th from 5 to 6 pm. 

Acclaimed as a brilliant and soulful fiddler and composer—combining bluegrass, folk, jazz, and classical—violinist Mark O’Connor played LIVE on WRTI 90.1 on May 18, 2018, accompanied by pianist Debra Lew Harder and hosted by WRTI’s Susan Lewis.

Join us for another broadcast in the Improvisionaries season of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Highlights from two of this season’s Chamber Orchestra concerts will be heard in the orchestra’s monthly broadcast, hosted by Jack Moore.