Classical Weekdays

Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm

WRTI brings you the best recordings of works from the vast world of classical music every weekday from 6 am to 6 pm. Chamber music, symphonies, choral works, violin concertos, piano sonatas, and more...engagingly presented with insight and a smile by our knowledgeable hosts.

Playlists are below.

“I still get goosebumps hearing the instrument up close.” That’s what WRTI production manager Joe Patti says about the Wanamaker Organ. Join Joe as Macy’s Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte hosts an hour of organ music live from Macy’s in Center City Saturday, June 3rd, 11 am to 12 noon on WRTI.

A leading percussionist loves the marimba, and WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder asks her why.

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May 24, 2017

Any day the sun comes up is a good day to listen to the music on WRTI. Whether you listen a little or a lot—you play an essential role in making music happen on WRTI.

All Memorial Day Weekend: Double Takes on WRTI!

May 24, 2017

Wait, what... it’s summer already?! We’re doing a “Double Take Memorial Day Weekend” at WRTI with the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend. Hear “double takes” of your favorite classical composers and jazz standards. And of course, we’ll play classical and jazz favorites all weekend long as we honor the meaning of Memorial Day.

WRTI Classical Host Jack Moore will announce the winner of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Fourth Annual Ovation Award at the Kimmel Center on June 4th at 3 pm. Ten music educators from the Delaware Valley have been nominated by their students, and will be honored for "inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education" during the PYO's Annual Festival Concert.

We’ve never done this before. We’re taking a risk and cutting the WRTI Spring Member Drive to just 5½ days. Our goal is to have all the members support the music in half the time. We can do that only if your goal is to contribute now!

His set of three Gymnopedies are some of the most requested works (in different versions) here at WRTI, yet his output goes well beyond those. Erik Satie, the eccentric French composer at the intersection of modernism and minimalism in early 20th-century music and art, composed works that are sometimes dreamy, sometimes spare, sometimes quirky or fun or rambunctious, and sometimes all of the above. 

Paul Boger

The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown is happy to offer WRTI members free admission on Sunday, June 11th. Members can also take advantage of free, docent-led tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Sign up here to be on the list for free admission and tours.

Hans van der Woerd

Hello Radio Friends! If you were unable to get a ticket for any of the sold-out Philadelphia Orchestra performances this past weekend of Mahler's Third Symphony, or to hear our live broadcast of yesterday's final concert, I strongly encourage you to listen to the re-broadcast tonight at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2, on the fabulous WRTI Mobile App, or our classical web stream at

Credit: Timmy Chooi

For the first time since 1999, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra is on a multi-city, 18-day tour of Europe—opening May 20th in Helsinki and continuing through Berlin, London, Salzburg, and Vienna among others—led by conductor Osmo Vanska.