Jack Moore

Classical Host

Jack has been in the broadcasting biz for over 30 years, and his career has covered every aspect of the radio industry from on-air hosting to programming, and from sales to management. His many years of experience include stints at radio stations in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and upstate New York, including six years at WFLN. Jack joined WRTI in 1997 as a classical host and has been program director since 2002.

At Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), Jack majored in music. He still maintains an active professional career as a violist and conductor and has been music director of the Ambler Symphony since 1996; principal conductor of the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia since 1997; and music director of the Olney Symphony since 2002.

Jack is a frequent guest conductor of orchestras throughout the region, including the Ocean City Pops, the Bucks County Symphony, and the Old York Road Symphony. He has also worked with educational and school orchestras in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland and has appeared with symphonies in Europe and Russia.

Jack can be heard on weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm, and on the first Saturday of each month from 5 to 6 pm.

Ways to Connect

You'll hear two sparkling Baroque cello concertos on this month's Applause! broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Sunday, January 18th at 5 pm.

Some of the most talented young musicians in our region are members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra , now in its 76th season. Join us on Sunday, January 10th at 4 pm t o hear The PYO's opening concert of the season, recorded at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. You'll hear Jennifer Montone, Principal Horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra, in a performance of a Russian horn concerto, plus works by Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms, performed by the students of the PYO under Music Director...

In this all-Beethoven program, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Music Director Dirk Brossé guides you through two works by classical music’s master. Both were written within the decade Beethoven became increasingly aware that his deafness was incurable. Guest soloist Hanchien Lee, who made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age 16 , infuses the “Emperor” Piano Concerto with her trademark eloquence and virtuosity. https://youtu.be/HMUlEDDmqyA Join host Dave Conant for this exciting broadcast...

Join us to hear the Academy of Vocal Arts' current production of Mozart’s sublime tragic comedy Don Giovanni. Widely regarded as the first Grand Opera ever performed in Philadelphia, the opera debuted at The Chestnut Street Theater in 1818. This will be AVA’s seventh production of the opera since its AVA debut in 1986.

Critics and opera lovers alike think that this is the TOSCA t o own. It's the Metropolitan Opera broadcast from April 7, 1962, and we're bringing it to you this Saturday, November 7 from 1 to 4 pm during WRTI's Annual Opera Day celebration. Check out Opera Day details here! The all-star cast features Leontyne Price in the title role, in an electrifying performance of one of Puccini's most beloved operas. Kurt Adler conducts. Here's tenor Jonas Kaufmann singing the famous aria "E lucevan le...

Nothing evokes the fear associated with Halloween like the sound of a well-delivered minor chord on a pipe organ. On Saturday, October 31st , from 5 to 6 pm, WRTI presents an hour of music perfectly suited to a setting sun and a night of fright! Join us for a Halloween Organ Extravaganza, which combines thrilling organ repertoire, both traditional and novel, into a fun Halloween evening on WRTI.

Join us for two orchestral favorites with two conductors on this month's Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Music Director Dirk Brossé leads Tchaikovsky's beloved Serenade for Strings, and Thomas Hong, guest conductor, leads a performance of the spirited Divertimento in D, K. 136, written by a 16-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra is featured in this month's very special Wanamaker Organ Hour on WRTI. You'll hear highlights from Wanamaker Organ Day this past June - a thrilling day of music from the Grand Court at Macy's, with organist Peter Richard Conte. The program includes the Festival Prelude for Organ and Orchestra by Richard Strauss, "Wotan's Farewell" and the "Magic Fire Music" from Wagner's Die Walkure in a special arrangement by Conte, and the adagietto from Mahler's 5th...

The votes are in, and we've got this year's list! Join us, starting on Friday at noon, for our annual Labor Day Weekend Classical Countdown! It's your 30 favorite classical works on WRTI throughout the holiday weekend. Listen on Friday, September 4th from noon to 6 pm, Saturday, September 5th from 6 to 12:30 pm, and Monday, September 7th from 11 am to 6 pm. Click here to see the playlist as each piece is broadcast. Have a wonderful holiday! And a big thanks to everyone who voted! The List: 30...

On Sunday, August 30th at 3 pm on WRTI hear the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra as it celebrates the conclusion of its 75th season. It’s a challenging concert that includes the premiere of a new work, along with performances of Tchaikovsky and Mahler.

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