David Kim

It's a first: this Saturday, June 20th, a local luminary will be serving up musical shots with me in the Classical Coffeehouse. Be sure to tune in as we celebrate Father’s Day weekend on WRTI with David Kim—concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, a devoted dad, and a longtime family friend of mine. What an honor to welcome him to the show!

Simon Fowler

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.

Jeff Fusco/Philadelphia Orchestra

Join us on Sunday, January 19th from 1 to 3 PM as WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast explores the interactions between two bold visionaries who made incalculable contributions to the cultural life of Philadelphia between the two world wars: Leopold Stokowski and Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

Join us every Sunday throughout the month of November from 4 to 6 PM to hear the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in four concerts recorded live at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. You’ll hear some of the most talented young musicians in our region, playing with exceptional soloists, and conducted by PYO Music Director Louis Scaglione. Listen at WRTI 90.1, streaming at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI App.

Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast for Sunday, May 5th at 1 PM brings us music by two composers born almost 150 years apart, and both of whose music expresses profound religious faith.

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. 

Ryan Donnell

Join us on Sunday for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI. This re-broadcast brings us a lucky survivor among Mozart’s earlier symphonies, many of which were forgotten after his death. The Symphony No. 29, which Mozart composed at age 18, is full of charm, elegance, and irresistible high spirits, and Donald Runnicles, is on the podium.

Today, a symphony orchestra is most often - but not always - led by a conductor.  As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, in some cases, the concertmaster may lead the group – but not from the conductor’s podium.

Benjamin Ealovega

Join us for a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast from last February, that looks back to a time when concerto soloists and members of instrumental ensembles led their colleagues, while also performing themselves.


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