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.

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ENCORE!
7:55 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Beethoven and Shostakovich: Center Stage from Wolf Trap, Dec. 1, 5 PM

Jerusalem String Quartet

Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, despite being misunderstood and under-appreciated for years, has earned a place of its own in the chamber music repertoire.  Originally the final movement of his Op. 130 String Quartet in B-flat, Beethoven wrote another finale for that quartet, and published the Great Fugue separately, at least in part because of the enormous demands the work placed on performers.

ENCORE!
1:11 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Carnegie Hall Live on WRTI: Two Bachs and One Haydn, Nov. 24, 4 to 6 pm

Violinist Alina Ibragimova

London-based, period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo presents a program of works by J. S. Bach and J. C. Bach, as well as Handel’s mythological tale of unrequited love, Apollo e Dafne, one of his most ambitious cantatas that set the stage for the brilliant operatic career that followed in the next 30 years of his life. Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in Bach's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor.

Arcangelo was founded in 2010 by the English conductor Jonathan Cohen. It has since recorded several albums and has appeared at various venues and early-music festivals throughout the UK and Europe.  This program is a broadcast of their concert this past Monday at Carnegie Hall.  Hear the live, recorded concert on Sunday, November 24 at 4 pm.

Program:

J.S. BACH: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor
J. CHRISTOPH BACH: "Mein Freund ist mein" from Cantata: Meine Freundin, du bist schön
HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10
HANDEL: Apollo e Dafne

Jonathan Cohen, Conductor and Harpsichord 

Alina Ibragimova, Violin 

Katherine Watson, Soprano 

Nikolay Borchev, Baritone

More information about the program from Carnegie Hall's website

ENCORE!
3:05 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Classical Guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas

This month's Applause broadcast, on Sunday at 5 pm with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia under Guest Conductor James Judd, features music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, with guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas playing the Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra, plus an encore.  

Judd then conducts the youthful String Symphony No. 9 by the teenaged Felix Mendelssohn.  Sunday, November 17th at 5 pm on WRTI.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:15 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Witches, Ghouls, and Scary Music on WRTI!

Don't miss a minute of Halloween on WRTI.  You'll hear all sorts of creepy music inspired by witches, ghosts, the supernatural, and horror. Composers throughout history have never been able to resist the chance to frighten their listeners. Join us if you dare!

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ENCORE!
7:08 am
Fri October 25, 2013

The Star-Studded Mariinsky Gala: Celebrating the New Mariinsky II Opera House in St. Petersburg

Soprano Anna Netrebko

Join us on Sunday at 4 pm for a two-hour special broadcast of the Opening Gala for the new Mariinsky II Opera House in St. Petersburg, Russia. The concert, which took place on May 2, 2013, marked the opening of one of the largest and most acclaimed performing arts centers in the world.

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ENCORE!
4:34 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

HJ Lim, Beethoven & The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI

Pianist HJ Lim

Dirk Brossé conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in the Orchestra's monthly "Applause" broadcast. The program is made up of two works - the spirited Piano Concerto No. 1 of Felix Mendelssohn, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. 

ENCORE!
12:22 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Mendelssohn Club: Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony on WRTI

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra
Bachrach Photography

Join us this Sunday at 4 pm to hear the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, led by Music Director Louis Scaglione, and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, the "Resurrection" Symphony.  

WRTI 60th Anniversary Limited-Edition CDs
11:52 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

60th Anniversary Classical CD Highlight: Boito, Mefistofele, Prologue in Heaven

Mefistofele, challenging

The "Prologue in Heaven" from Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele, performed by soprano Dimitra Theodossiou, mezzo-soprano Monica Minarelli, tenor Giuseppe Filianoti, tenor Mimmo Ghegghi, bass Ferruccio Furlanetto, the Palermo Teatro Massimo Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, and Children's Chorus, with organist Sonia Zaramella, and conducted by Stefano Ranzani, is featured on CD 3 in the WRTI 60th Anniversary Classical 3-CD set.

Arrigo Boito is best remembered as a very successful writer who provided Amilcare Ponchielli with texts for La Gioconda, as well as libretti for three of Giuseppe Verdi’s best-loved operas. Success as a composer, though, eluded Boito. His one completed opera, Mefistofele, based on Goethe’s Faust, was a dismal failure at its first production. It took Boito several years to rework Mefistofele into what we know it as today, an opera in four acts with a Prelude and Epilogue.

It’s the Prelude that’s most frequently performed as a stand-alone concert piece today and is always a musically thrilling experience, scored as it is for solo voices, multiple choruses including children’s choruses, large orchestra, off-stage band, organ, harps, and percussion.

In the Prologue, a heavenly chorus praises God the Creator. Mefistofele scornfully declares that he can win the soul of Faust, a challenge accepted by the Forces of Good.

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WRTI 60th Anniversary Limited-Edition CDs
4:45 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

60th Anniversary Classical CD Highlight: Marais, Sonnerie de Saint Geneviève

The Sonnerie de Saint Geneviève du Mont de Paris (The Bells of St. Genevieve) of Marin Marais, performed by Spectre de la Rose, is featured on CD 1 in the WRTI 60th Anniversary Classical 3-CD set.

The French composer and viol player Marin Marais was one of the leading figures in French music of his day. After composition studies with Jean-Baptist Lully, and bass viol with Saint-Colombe, a master of the instrument, he landed a job in the royal court of Versailles and had a great deal of success as a court musician.

His Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Paris is actually part of a larger collection of virtuoso viol pieces and is probably his most famous work, and was composed in 1723.

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Happy New Year!
9:16 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman: September 7 at 4 PM

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur bring a flood of memories, many of them associated with music. In this one-hour special, the superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman shares a wide variety of recordings that have special meaning for him, including several of his own performances.

Ranging from classical gems to cantorial singing to raucous klezmer fiddling, the music will spark warm associations and an emotional response for all listeners.  Hear this beautiful music on Saturday, Sept. 7th, 4 to 5 pm.

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