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!
1:41 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Easter Sunday With The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra: March 31, 4 PM on ENCORE!

Join us Easter Sunday, March 31, 4 to 6 pm, for a glorious concert by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. The program features cellist Gloria dePasquale, guest soloist, in a performance of Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major. 

Also in the concert, which was recorded in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center this past February, is Dvorak's brilliant Carnival Overture, and Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4, "Romantic." Music Director Louis Scaglione conducts. More about the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.

ENCORE!
5:51 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever, March 24 at 4 PM

Michael Tilson Thomas

It was April 7, 18o5: Beethoven turned the music world on its ear at the premiere of what - up until that time - was the longest, most complicated symphonic work ever composed. His 3rd symphony, the Eroica, changed our idea of what music could express. 

Instead of classical form and rarified beauty, the symphony laid out the full range of human feelings and emotions. The first public performance of Beethoven's Eroica is the theme for this Sunday's show. March 24, 4 to 5 pm.

ENCORE!
9:18 am
Sun March 17, 2013

Mendelssohn and Schumann: Symphony in C on ENCORE!

Violinist Maria Bachmann

WRTI presents Symphony in C under the baton of Music Director Rossen Milanov on March 17th at 4 pm. Written when Mendelssohn was only 17, his Midsummer Night's Dream Overture was the first "concert overture" - a work not intended to introduce a dramatic presentation, but to represent, complete in itself, a literary work, or story, or place.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:43 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

WRTI Honoring Women Composers in March

Composer Lili Boulanger (Marie-Juliette Olga Lili Boulanger), 1893 -1918

It wasn't until the last third of the 20th century that women took their place in serious music, a field historically dominated by men.  Felix Mendelssohn's sister Fanny composed quite a bit of music, but it was only heard in private settings since it wasn't considered "proper" for a woman to compose.

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ENCORE!
9:02 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever on ENCORE!

It's August 8, 1803, and Parisian Piano Maker Sebastien Erard Gives One of His Sturdy New Creations to Beethoven - a new piano! With this instrument, the composer was able to set aside his forte piano and write more expressive and emotional music, beginning with the Waldstein Sonata.

ENCORE!
3:27 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

The New York Philharmonic: Sibelius and Brahms on ENCORE!

Yefim Bronfman, pianist
Dario Acosta

Lorin Maazel returns to conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman.  Maazel, NY Philharmonic Music Director from 2002 to 2009, leads a performance of the Sibelius Symphony No. 2.  With Bronfman, we'll hear the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1.  Sunday, Feb. 17 3 to 5 pm.

Program:

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

New York Philharmonic
10:22 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Eschenbach and Zukerman in New York City on ENCORE!

Pinchas Zukerman

Christoph Eschenbach conducts the New York Philharmonic, joined by violinist Pinchas Zukerman, for a performance of the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. We'll also hear Bruckner's Symphony No. 6. Join us!

Sunday, February 10, 3 to 5 pm. 

ENCORE!
10:12 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever on ENCORE!

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 explores the historical backdrop and the musical precursors to the revolutionary change, as well as the lasting influence of that moment in music history.

This week's program: October 29, 1787:  The Premiere of Don Giovanni in Prague
With this work, Mozart attains his maturity and writes a masterpiece that dominates opera forever, echoing in Wagner and beyond. Suzanne Vega is host. Sunday, February 10, 5 to 6 pm.

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ENCORE!
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.

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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.

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