Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Selected Sundays, 5 to 6 pm

On the third Sunday of the month we bring you live, recorded concert performances of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Dirk Brossé, music director. A founding resident company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is a 33-member professional ensemble founded in 1964. The Chamber Orchestra has a well-established reputation for distinguished performances of repertoire from the Baroque period through the twenty-first century. The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcasts on WRTI are hosted by Jack Moore.

Sunday, May 21st, 5 to 6 pm

Malcolm Arnold: Symphony for Strings
     Kynan Johns, Conductor
recorded live at the Perelman Theater, November 7th, 2016

John Corigliano: Voyage (1976)
Eric Whitacre: October (2000)
Kenneth Fuchs: American Rhapsody (Romance for Violin and Orchestra)
     Michael Ludwig, violin
     Dirk Brossé conductor

from the “Sounds of America” Concert, featuring American composers, recorded live at the Perelman Theater, February 27th, 2017

The Philadelphia Museum of Art; The George W. Elkins Collection, 1924

If you love both visual art and music, tune in this Sunday, June 18th at 5 pm to hear the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia perform the world premiere of Music Director Dirk Brossé’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Each of the seven movements was inspired by a different American painting from the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder talked with Dirk Brossé, who also conducts the performance, about his piece. Here’s an edited excerpt from the interview.

Join us on Sunday from 5 to 6 pm to hear the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’s ground-breaking, all-American program, recorded in concert last month. Dirk Brossé conducts Sounds of America, and features works by Daron Hagen, Austin Wintory, and Walter Piston.

The third Sunday of the month on WRTI at 5 pm is our broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and this month we present a delightful mix of pieces from three different concerts.

Our monthly broadcast of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents the U.S. premiere of a work for piano and orchestra by the Lebanese-born, French composer Rami Kalifé.  

It's a special holiday-themed Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast this Saturday, December 24th at 11 am. Three conductors, Christmas-time music, and Music Director Dirk Brossé's arranging skills will be on full display!

Ricardo Morales solos in the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, and Ching-Yun Hu is the pianist in the world premiere of Red Cliff in this month’s broadcast concert by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Sunday at 5 pm on WRTI.

This Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th, is a Philadelphia weekend like no other on WRTI. Before Thanksgiving is upon us, we’re giving thanks for some of the great Philadelphia ensembles, instrumentalists, singers, and composers all weekend long!

This Sunday’s broadcast concert by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia contains two works from this past Monday’s season opener: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 99. The soloist in the Mozart is the Taiwanese-American pianist Ching-Yun Hu.

It’s into the vault this Sunday for a January 30th, 2006 concert recorded in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, and conducted by then Music Director and current Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Join us on Sunday, September 18th from 5 to 6 pm to hear the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia perform Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, known as "The Great C Major Symphony," to distinguish it from Schubert's Symphony No. 6  in the same key.

Portrait by Thomas Hardy, 1791

Join us on Sunday from 5 to 6 pm as we present August’s concert broadcast by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, opening with an archival recording made at the Walnut Street Theater, with the orchestra’s founder and then–music director Marc Mostovoy conducting. Current music director Dirk Brossé conducts the second half of the program, which was recorded at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater in February, 2011.

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