WRTI Performance Studio

Listen to recordings and watch videos of live broadcasts from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio, featuring exceptionally talented artists from the Philadelphia region and beyond.

Continuing WRTI 90.1’s tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the dynamic baritone Keith Spencer joined us on in 2019 for a program that explored the rich musical legacy of the African-American experience, with host Debra Lew Harder.

Praised as an artist of "rare talent"(Gramophone) whose playing is "dazzling' (The Washington Post), Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang visited the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio ahead of his return engagement as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra in October, 2019.

Celebrate the season with us as we look back to Craft Works Music's visit to the WRTI Performance Studio last year to sing madrigals and other works inspired by springtime. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host. 

Recorded live in the WRTI performance studio, Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane plays music from his 2019 album, The Celtic Lute. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder is host.

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The Chestnut Street Singers were live from WRTI's Performance Studio in advance of their March 6th and 8th concerts celebrating the past and future of their ensemble, now in its 10th season. WRTI's Susan Lewis, host.

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Join us on Friday, February 21st at 12:10 PM when Flutist Robert Cart and pianist Regina DiMedio Marrazza preview selections from their upcoming performance presented by the Philadelphia Ethical Society as part of its "Music for Good" concert series. Composer Eric Sessler joins the duo and WRTI's Susan Lewis hosts.

Members of Piffaro, The Renaissance Band are joined by musicians from the Newberry Consort—an ensemble called "Chicago's gift to early music" by the Boston Globe—in the WRTI Performance Studio to preview music from their upcoming joint concert honoring Isabelle d'Este, a prominent influencer of the Italian Renaissance. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host.

Pianist Lara Downes' playing has been praised as "luscious, moody, dreamy" (The New York Times) and "addicting" (The Huffington Post). She visited the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio in October, 2019 to play music from her new CD, For Love of You and more. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host.

Tap your toes to the music of Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane and his ensemble, Ayreheart. They perform an intriguing mix of music from the Renaissance to now, with a traditional Celtic tune to round out the program. WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder hosts.

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Listen to baritone Keith Spencer sing four powerful African-American spirituals, as we usher in Black History Month at WRTI. Debra Lew Harder is host.