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 also been classical music 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

Get set for an Academy of Vocal Arts Opera broadcast of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos! The work explores the competition between high and low art for the public’s attention. A show within a show, two troupes of musicians perform two shows at the same time to create the love story of Ariadne and the god Bacchus.

Week of February 26, 2018. Pianist Lara Downes has put together a fascinating tribute to Leonard Bernstein, celebrating the 100th birthday of the conductor/composer/pianist.

J. McVey

Join us Sunday at 5 for our monthly broadcast of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.  It's an all-Baroque hour, taken from the Orchestra's extensive recorded archives. 

We had a sneak preview of the Curtis Institute’s final Schubertiade events, as Curtis students performed excerpts from Schubert's Trio in B-flat Major in D, LIVE from WRTI's Performance Studio on Thursday, February 15th at 12:10 p.m. WRTI's Jack Moore hosted. 


Bachrach

Join us Sunday at 4 pm, as we broadcast the first concert of the 2017-18 season of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.  It’s a program filled with virtuoso works for orchestra, showcasing the talents of this extraordinary group of young people, led by Music Director and Conductor Louis Scaglione.

The month's broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia features an appearance by prominent Philadelphia flutist Mimi Stillman, who appeared with the ensemble earlier this month playing Mozart and Piazzolla. 

While we don’t know Beethoven’s exact birth date, we'll celebrate his 247th year on December 15th, with a full day of his works, from piano and chamber music to concertos, and all nine of his symphonies!

Family, friends, food—they're all part of our Thanksgiving memories. WRTI brings you the perfect soundtrack for the holiday, and dishes out second helpings of music along with some very special programs in the afternoon.

Three of the 20th century's greatest musicians all died on October 17, 1944 - and all at the hands of the Nazis. Czech composers Viktor Ullmann, Pavel Haas, and Hans Krasa all perished at Auschwitz (see videos of their music below); they were all taken there just three days after their final concert together on October 14, 1944 at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music, the St. Matthew Passion is an oratorio written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra, with libretto by Picander (Christian Friedrich Henrici). It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew (in the German translation of Martin Luther) to music, with interspersed chorales and arias.

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