Sunday, 4 to 6 pm

Join us every Sunday for WRTI's afternoon concert series, recorded live both locally and nationally. Included in the schedule: Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA), Symphony in C, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, New York Philharmonic, The Crossing Choir, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and more.

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4:36 am
Sat February 2, 2013

The New York Philharmonic: Grieg, Beethoven, and Thibaudet on ENCORE!

Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck travels to New York this week to guest conduct a program with the New York Philharmonic that includes the Grieg Piano Concerto, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the piano. 

Also on the program, Beethoven Symphony No. 7, and a work inspired by the a composer's experiences in battle in World War I.  Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 3 to 5 pm.


9:33 am
Sun January 20, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall: Re-Broadcast of Live Concert, January 20th at 2 pm

Jessica Griffin

What a treat! Tune in today to hear a performance described as "phenomenal" by The New York Times.  It's a re-broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra's recent concert at Carnegie Hall, recorded live on Jan. 17th. Today from 2 to 5 pm.

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9:32 am
Sun January 20, 2013

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Barber, Copeland & Williams, Jan. 20th at 5 pm

Dirk Brosse

It's an afternoon of Barber, Copeland, and Williams on our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Dirk Brosse conducts the ensemble in performances recorded live at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater in December 2012. Sunday, January 20th, 5 to 6 pm. Join us!


BARBER: Serenade, Op.1

WILLIAMS: Essay for Strings

COPLAND: Quiet City

Rodney Mack, trumpet; Geoffrey Deemer, English horn

COPLAND: Appalachian Spring Suite

11:59 am
Sun January 13, 2013

Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever

The San Francisco Symphony’s radio project, The Keeping Score Series: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever, is about musical revolutions—about the composers, compositions, and musical movements that changed the way people heard, or thought about, music.

Each program will explore the historical backdrop and the musical precursors to the revolutionary change, as well as examine the aftershock and the lasting influence of that moment in music history. 

9:09 am
Sun January 6, 2013

New York Philharmonic: Gilbert, Shaham, and Rachmaninoff on ENCORE!

Violinist Gil Shaham

Alan Gilbert conducts this week's New York Philharmonic concert. Gil Shaham is guest soloist for the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber.  We'll also hear Sergei Rachmaninoff's final orchestral work, the Symphonic Dances.  The concert opens with a contemporary work by American composer Steven Stucky. Sunday, January 6th, 3 to 5 pm.

Steven Stucky: Symphony

Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

9:02 am
Sun January 6, 2013

Wanamaker Organ Hour: From Bach to Sullivan

Join Jill Pasternak and Wanamaker Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte in our monthly program, recorded at Macy's Center City, on the world-famous Wanamaker Organ.  This month, it's works by J.S. Bach and Sir Arthur Sullivan, plus a composition by a Philadelphia favorite: organist Robert Elmore.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of Elmore's birth.  Sunday, January 6, 5 to 6 pm.


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Concert Broadcast Debut!
5:47 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

Rachmaninoff and The Bucks County Choral Society: Dec. 30th, 5 pm

WRTI welcomes the Bucks County Choral Society to our broadcast line up. Don't miss a recording of the opening concert of their 40th season with Music Director Thomas Lloyd conducting a performance of the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil, a symphony for a cappella voices, considered a crowning achievement of Russian Orthodox choral literature. Sunday, December 30th, 5 to 6 pm.

Merry Christmas!
10:50 am
Sun December 23, 2012

A Chanticleer Christmas: Dec. 23rd at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Don't miss this beautiful program! A celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer - the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir known. The program spans the globe and the centuries, from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols. 

Sunday, December 23, 5 to 6 pm.

4:24 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Two Sets of Four Seasons: Symphony in C on ENCORE!

Experience "The Four Seasons" with two composers from two continents. Hear the original work by Vivaldi, and then travel to South America to engage in the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazolla.  Symphony in C Concertmaster Stefani Collins is soloist, with Music Director Rossen Milanov conducting. Sunday, December 16th, 3 to 5 pm.


Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

WRTI Spotlight
2:05 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

JUBILATE! A Concert of Sacred Music and Oratorio Masterpieces

Join us on Sunday, December 9th at 3 pm as the Academy of Vocal Arts presents its annual concert of sacred vocal music featuring time-honored favorites from the repertoire. One of the most eagerly awaited concerts of the season, JUBILATE! showcases AVA's talented Resident Artists. Together, they'll perform works by Saint-Saëns, Bach, Handel, Rossini, Mendelssohn, and more! David Antony Lofton conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra and Resident Artists.

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