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.

Praised as "remarkable" and "superb" by The New Yorker, the early-music ensemble Sonnambula—a viol consort based in NYC—visited the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio and played highlights from upcoming concerts with Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and works from a new album of music by 17th-century composer Leonora Duarte. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host.

Musicians from Israel, led by international mandolin sensation Shmuel Elbaz, and ARTolerance founder and Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David visited WRTI to play music of Andalusia and the Middle East. WRTI’s Susan Lewis, host.

Listen to five Resident Artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) sing LIVE in the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is host as singers perform duet, trio, and quintet highlights from AVA's current production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte.

The New York Times says that Steinway Artist Eugene Albulescu has “fingers of steel." His album Albulescu Plays Liszt won the Grand Prix du Disque Liszt. He has been on the international scene since 1994. Join us Monday, March 4th at 12:10 PM as Eugene Albulescu plays music of Scarlatti, Beethoven. and Rachmaninoff live from the WRTI 90.1 performance studio.

Described by The Philadelphia Inquirer as "on the cosmic cusp where Mozart might meet Mingus," pianist Terry Klinefelter performs in a wide variety of settings in both the classical and jazz fields. Listen to her WRTI performance and conversation with WRTI’s Susan Lewis. 

Members of Choral Arts Philadelphia performed live on WRTI 90.1 on February 26th with WRTI's Kevin Gordon, host.

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Acclaimed mandolin virtuoso Caterina Lichtenberg records, teaches and tours the world. Ahead of her performance with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, she visited WRTI on February 21st, to play music by Bach and other composers, and to chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. 

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Listen to a live performance from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio by cellist Timotheos Petrin, an Astral artist. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder was host and accompanied Tim at the piano. This dynamic, young Greek cellist presented a program of lyricism, lush harmony, and energy.

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Acclaimed as "strikingly virtuosic" (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and "what triumph looks like" (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Imani Winds has forged its own path through the international classical music world. The quintet visited WRTI on February 14th to perform highlights of their upcoming Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concert. WRTI's Susan Lewis, host.

A winner of Astrals' 2013 National Auditions and the Sphinx Competition, Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea has earned acclaim for her "supreme panache and charmingly effortless phrasing" (Boston Musical Intelligencer.) Christine visited WRTI 90.1 with pianist Navah Perlman on Feb. 5. They performed music of Schumann and Debussy, and chatted with host Kevin Gordon.