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.

J. McVey

Join us Sunday at 5 for our monthly broadcast of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.  It's an all-Baroque hour, taken from the Orchestra's extensive recorded archives. 

On Tuesday, January 9th at noon, a trio from the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia performed Robert Schumann’s Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Movement 3, and Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro for Viola and Piano Live on WRTI 90.1.

The month's broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia features an appearance by prominent Philadelphia flutist Mimi Stillman, who appeared with the ensemble earlier this month playing Mozart and Piazzolla. 

Join us on Sunday, November 19th from 5 to 6 pm for our monthly broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. This month you'll hear two centuries of works, ranging from Haydn to Malcolm Arnold.

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.

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