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.

Why are we drawn to a good tune? Find out as WRTI Classical Host Debra Lew Harder sits down at the piano in the WRTI Performance Studio and plays selections from her new concert and conversation program, The Human Need for Melody, and chats with WRTI’s Susan Lewis.


In advance of their upcoming recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, cellist Chase Park and pianist Michael Davidman visit WRTI's Performance Studio on Friday, April 19th at 12:10 PM to play Beethoven's Sonata No. 4 in C major, and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Described as "a jewel among U.S. early music riches," (online dance journal, ThINKing Dance), Kleine Kammermusik performs on oboes and recorders, bassoon, cello, viola da gamba and harpsichorrd. The group visited WRTI and performed a preview of their concert at the Hill-Physick House. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host.

Listen to Grammy-nominated composer Curt Cacioppo perform at the piano with Italian violinist Francesco D’Orazio and French horn player David Wetherill ahead of a concert at Haverford College—which is part of a series that celebrates the bicentennial of Walt Whitman. Debra Lew Harder is host.

In advance of the Serafin Summer Music program at the Music School of Delaware, WRTI welcomes violinist Kate Ransom, pianist Victor Asuncion, and countertenor Augustine Mercante for a live performance on WRTI 90.1.

Acclaimed as "an artist of the first order, taking his place beside the great performers" by Jamsphere Music Magazine, guitarist Brad Rau performs extensively around the Philadelphia region, and has developed a distinctive teaching style combining music, physics, philosophy and humor. On Friday, April 5th, he visited the Performance Studio to play a variety of works and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Rachel Lee is a prize winning classical pianist based in West Chester, Pennsylvania and has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Academy of Music, Roussel Hall, and Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre.

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.

Listen to a live performance by Astral Artist Viktor Valkov, praised as “Lion of the keyboard, sensational” by Wiesbadener Kurier in Germany
. He previews his upcoming recital in Philadelphia and chats with host Kevin Gordon.

Listen to the WRTI performance of Jasmine Choi, praised as “the goddess of flute" by Korea Times, with Hugh Sung at the piano in an enchanting program with host Debra Lew Harder.

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