Classical Coffeehouse with Debra Lew Harder

Saturdays, 6 am to 12 noon on WRTI 90.1 and WRTI.org

What goes beautifully with your Saturday morning French Roast or Double Cappuccino? The perfect blend of music! So starting on Saturday, September 9th from 6 am to 12 noon, we’re opening the Classical Coffeehouse with Debra Lew Harder, with bright music that soothes and uplifts your soul— carefully brewed to bring you harmony and happiness every Saturday morning. Breathe deeply and enjoy the aroma...

But wait, there’s more! YOU get to choose our Classical Coffeehouse Special Saturday Espresso! Every week, vote here from a selection of three musical “roasts”— works you know and love by the great composers. Cast your vote any day throughout the week, before 9 am on Saturday, and then at 10 am Debra will play the winner for you to savor.

Ways to Connect

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.

Today Is Opera Day on WRTI 90.1

Nov 8, 2017

You're invited to a spectacular 12-hour celebration of opera, from 6 am to 6 pm, hosted by WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder, Gregg Whiteside, Jack Moore, and Susan Lewis. Contribute now or call 1-866-809-9784 to help make Opera Day a big success!

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Susan Michini

What goes beautifully with your Saturday morning French Roast or Double Cappuccino? The perfect blend of music!