Nico Muhly

Magnus Andersen

While the history of the organ is steeped in majesty and tradition, modern organs are being used to express a range of new sounds. WRTI’s Susan Lewis spoke with soloist James McVinnie about the organ and its starring role in Register, Nico Muhly’s new concerto.

Fritz Myers

Join us on Sunday, April 14th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert. This broadcast showcases the “King of Instruments” in all its glory, and where better to hear it than in Verizon Hall with the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ and the Philadelphians? Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

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The psychological thriller that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1964 film Marnie has been reborn in Nico Mulhy's opera, and has also spawned a new suite for orchestra. WRTI's Susan Lewis has more.

Steve J. Sherman

The first subscription concert of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2018-19 season airs Sunday, November 4th at 1 PM here on WRTI 90.1 with a second chance to hear it on Monday, November 5 at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 and the WRTI classical stream. Gregg Whiteside is your host.

Join us for an intense performance of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 by Lisa Batiashvili with The Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nezet-Seguin. This was the centerpiece of the last concert of the 2014/2015 season and a program the Orchestra took on its European tour, which was a stunning success.


Amid the ubiquitous din of annual chestnuts like "Jingle Bells" and "Let it Snow," you may be surprised to learn that people are actually writing new holiday songs. And as it turns out, some of them are pretty great.

This spring's Philadelphia Orchestra tour destination isn't Beijing, but Berlin and nine other musical capitals of Europe. Between May 21st and June 6th, audiences will hear the level of music making that local listeners have known for three years under Yannick Nezet-Seguin. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns reports what is in store.

David Patrick Stearns: The biggest danger of the 2015 Philadelphia Orchestra tour of Europe is that the rest of the orchestra's year might seem like a letdown – to judge from Yannick Nezet-Seguin's state of elation.