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The vast canvas of an oratorio that begins with the turn from Winter to Spring, and progresses through Summer, Autumn, and Winter, The Seasons, by Joseph Haydn, expands this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast to three hours.

Vote for Your Essential Classical Composers

Jan 2, 2018

Vote for your 5 most essential classical composers, and then join us on WRTI 90.1 during our Winter Quiet Drive starting on January 16th as we reveal listeners' top 10 choices! One composer will be featured on each day of the Drive. Voting ends January 12th at 11:59 pm. Spread the word!

Vote for Your Essential Jazz Artists

Jan 2, 2018

Vote for your 5 most essential jazz artists, then join us on WRTI 90.1 during our Winter Quiet Drive starting on January 16th as we reveal listeners' top 10 choices! One artist will be featured on each day of the Drive. Voting ends January 12th at 11:59 pm. Spread the word!

What are you doing on New Year's Day? Join us at 11 am for the 78th annual Vienna Philharmonic concert broadcast featuring the upbeat music of the Strauss family and their contemporaries, brought to you from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria!

In the cold of the new year, Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection finds warmth in the music of the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, Saturday, January 6th, from 5 to 6 pm on WRTI.

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast for Sunday, December 31st brings us music by two composers born almost 150 years apart, and both of whose music expresses profound religious faith.

WRTI 90.1's Top 100 Jazz Countdown of 2017: The List!

Dec 25, 2017

In the final days of 2017, we celebrated the new jazz releases that made it a truly banner (musical) year with a Top 100 Countdown.

We're so happy to present the perfect Christmas soundtrack for a joyous Christmas holiday! Here are highlights from our carefully chosen selection of classical holiday favorites through January 1, 2018. Season's greetings from all of your friends at WRTI 90.1.

Listen to our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast at 7 pm on the Classical Stream at WRTI.org on Christmas Day! It's the Orchestra’s annual Glorious Sound of Christmas concert, a tradition since the Philadelphians recorded its best-selling Glorious Sound of Christmas album in 1962.


WRTI 90.1 takes a step back in time to the days of old-time radio! A group of WRTI staff and hosts display their acting talents in a live, recorded reading of A Christmas Carol, the well-loved story by Charles Dickens. The performance will be broadcast as a holiday gift to our listeners on December 23rd at 5 pm and Christmas Eve at 8 pm on WRTI 90.1.

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