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.

Internationally renowned Klezmer trombonist Dan Blacksberg and his All-Star Klezmer Ensemble were our guests for a lively celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights! Dan was joined by trumpeter/vocalist Susan Watts, accordionist Christina Crowder, bassist Zoe Guigeno and host Debra Lew Harder.

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With performances hailed as 'electrifying' (Strings Magazine) and 'exquisite, filled with luminosity and pulsing with life' (Musical Toronto) , the award winning Rolston String Quartet has been making its name all over the world. The Astral artists visit WRTI to perform a selection of works, and talk with WRTI's Susan Lewis in advance of their concert at Trinity Church on Rittenhouse Square on December 8th.

What kind of instrument is the Pipa and how is it changing the sound of classical music? Find out when world-renowned Pipa player Wu Man visits WRTI on Wednesday at 3 PM to perform LIVE and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. 

Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez and Philly POPS Music Director Designate Todd Ellison on piano will be our guests on Tuesday, December 4th to perform Live on WRTI's Facebook page with host Susan Lewis. Get a sneak preview of A Philly POPS Christmas concert series and learn about the POPS' Sensory-Friendly concert scheduled for December 5th.

Alexander Bui's solo graduation recital at Manhattan School of Music was praised as "a dazzling display of virtuosity and temperament" by The Press of Atlantic City. Now embarking on his solo career, the young pianist returns to WRTI to perform and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

The award-winning Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra embraces cultural diversity at every level - in its musicians, board, staff and repertoire. Founder and Artistic Director Jeri Lynne Johnson brings an ensemble from Black Pearl to WRTI for a live performance and conversation with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Listen to Korean piano student Il-Su Yoon perform music of J.S. Bach and Schubert live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. WRTI's Kevin Gordon is host.

Listen to cellist Udi Bar-David, clarinetist Ricardo Morales, and percussionist Rolando Morales-Matos perform highlights of their upcoming free concert on November 18th presented by ARTolerance, an organization committed to using the arts to foster dialogue and promote peace.

Join us as Curtis Institute of Music students perform live from the WRTI Performance Studio. It's a preview of their Saturday, November 17th two-part recital at the Gould Rehearsal Hall in Lenfest Hall at 1616 Locust Street in Philadelphia.

What is shape-note singing? Listen to a Craft Works Music choral ensemble perform shape-note songs from early America in the WRTI Performance Studio, and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis.