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!
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.

WRTI Spotlight
10:41 am
Sun December 23, 2012

J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Six Parts on WRTI

Hear the complete Christmas Oratorio of Johann Sebastian Bach between December 25th and January 12th. The first part describes the birth of  Jesus, the second the annunciation to the shepherds, the third the adoration of the shepherds, the fourth the naming of Jesus, the fifth (for the first Sunday after New Year) the journey of the Magi, and the sixth (for Epiphany) the adoration of the Magi. 

Listen to the work's six parts on December 25th, 26th, 27th and January 1st at 3 pm, and on Saturday, January 5th, and Saturday, January 12th at 10 am.

A Musical Sleigh Ride!
3:48 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

A Leroy Anderson Christmas: Dec. 23rd, 2 to 3 pm

Celebrate the holiday with A Leroy Anderson Christmas! This program contains a variety of beloved classic Christmas arrangements and original music by Leroy Anderson. Hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer's son Kurt Anderson, the broadcast features recorded performances of Leroy Anderson's Christmas music with Leonard Slatkin conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Leroy Anderson conducting his orchestra.

Listeners will also hear Leroy Anderson commenting on his inspiration for writing some of his famous Christmas music, and what Christmas means to him.

Encore!
4:24 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Two Sets of Four Seasons: Symphony in C on ENCORE!

Experience "The Four Seasons" with two composers from two continents. Hear the original work by Vivaldi, and then travel to South America to engage in the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazolla.  Symphony in C Concertmaster Stefani Collins is soloist, with Music Director Rossen Milanov conducting. Sunday, December 16th, 3 to 5 pm.

PROGRAM:

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

ENCORE!
5:00 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: New York Philharmonic on ENCORE!

Leonard Bernstein

Tune in on Sunday, December 2nd, 3 to 5 pm as Leonard Bernstein conducts his own music on this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, from the ensemble's vast recorded archive. It's Jewish-themed music in honor of the upcoming Hanukkah holiday that begins on December 8th.

PROGRAM:

BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms (World-premiere performance in 1965)

Columbus Boychoir

BERNSTEIN: Kaddish, Symphony No.3

Camerata Singers

Happy Hanukkah!
4:47 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Celebrate The Festival of Lights: Dec. 10th, 7 to 11 pm on HD-2

WRTI brings you four hours of beautiful music for Hanukkah this Monday night. At 7 pm, it's Hanukkah In Story & Song, sung by The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, and narrated by Leonard Nimoy. You'll hear 25 eclectic selections from the Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews and Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe, to modern Israeli tunes and more. The ensemble performs a cappella as well as with instrumental accompaniment. The narration, written by Rabbi Gerald Skolnik, sheds new light on the holiday's customs and rituals.

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Wanamaker Organ Hour
5:55 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Welcome Christmas with the Wanamaker Organ: Dec. 2nd at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Jill Pasternak and Macy's Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte welcome the Christmas season with beautiful organ music on Sunday, 5 to 6 pm.  The broadcast, recorded on the Wanamaker Organ at Macy's in downtown Philadelphia, features a full hour of music for the holiday.

Peter Richard Conte performs "Silent Night" live at Macy's downtown:

PROGRAM:

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme … J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

I saw three ships come sailing in … Geoffrey Bush (1920-1988)
arr. by Colvin Randall

Two settings of ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ (In Sweet Rejoicing)
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

The Holy Boy … John Ireland (1879-1962)

March of the Wooden Soldiers … Victor Herbert (1859-1924)
(from Babes in Toyland) transcribed by Peter Richard Conte

Winter’s Night … Frederick Delius (1862-1934) Transcribed by Robert Hebble

Ii est né, le divin Enfant … Henri Büsser (1872-1973)

Two settings of ‘Orientis Partibus’
Thomas Matthews (1915-1999)
Arthur Wills (b. 1926)

Away in a Manger … Keith Chapman (1945-1989)

For unto us a child is born (from Messiah) … G. F. Handel (1685-1759)
w/Philadelphia Brass (from "Christmas in the Grand Tradition" on Gothic Records)

Hallelujah, (from Messiah) … Handel
(From the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s ‘Random Act of Culture’ at Macy’s, Oct 2010)

Music for your holiday weekend
7:23 am
Thu November 22, 2012

A Classical Thanksgiving with WRTI

We have the music for the perfect Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Beginning on Thursday, join us for a particularly American flavor with music by American composers from Copland to Bernstein to John Alden Carpenter.  There will also be a family celebration with some of the great names in music, including the Bachs, the Strauss family, father and son Mozart and more! 

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