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.

Julia Wesely

In the midst of an East Coast U.S. tour, alumni and student wind and string players from The Curtis Institute of Music visited WRTI's Performance Studio to play music by Penderecki and Beethoven and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Courtesy of Ben Blazer

We celebrated 30 years of the Sousalarm on WRTI 90.1 with a special live broadcast featuring a string quaret from Central High School, playing works by Gustav Holst, Scott Joplin, and John Philip Sousa. Gregg Whiteside, host.

Don Valentino

Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) begins its 85th Season with a production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). Join us on Friday, November 8th at 12:10 PM, the day before opening night, when cast members visit WRTI to perform highlights, and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. 

Rachel Rodgers Photography

A winner of Astral’s 2015 National Auditions, flutist Annie Wu performs everything from the traditional repertoire to a work for beat box flute, and embraces music as a way to tell stories. Annie and pianist Feng Niu visited the WRTI Performance Studio to play works by Robert Schumann, Gabriella Lena Frank, and Thierry Lancino. WRTI’s Susan Lewis, host.

Felix Broede

Watch Spanish-born violinist Francisco Fullana perform live from the WRTI Performance Studio, accompanied by pianist Tomomi Sato, ahead of his appearance as guest soloist with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis hosts. 

The Philadelphia Flute Quartet visited the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio on October 28th with composer Eric Sessler in advance of concerts in Philadelphia and NYC, featuring a world premiere.

Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Russian pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov visited the WRTI 90.1 performance studio on October 24th and played his own arrangements of beloved works by Grieg, as well as Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in G minor, and—perfect for this spooky time of year—Franz Liszt’s demonic Mephisto Waltz No.1. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder hosts.

Ahead of Philadelphia Music Week concerts, woodwind players from the Curtis Institute of Music's Symphony Orchestra perform live on WRTI. Susan Lewis hosts. 

Paulo Lobo

Early-music ensemble Sonnambula visited WRTI to perform the music of Jewish converso Leonora Duarte. Praised as “remarkable” and “superb” by The New Yorker, Sonnambula's June, 2019 release of Leonora Duarte (1610–1678): The Complete Works, marks not only the ensemble's debut recording, but the first complete recording of Duarte’s surviving music.

Courtesy of the artist

Praised by The New York Times for her "elegant and incisive" playing, Venezulean-born pianist Gabriela Martinez visited the WRTI Performance Studio to play selections from her debut solo album, and chat with WRTI's Kevin Gordon.