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!
8:52 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America Series: 'Songs We've Always Sung,' Nov. 11th, 5 pm on ENCORE!

Thomas Hampson hosts another show in this fascinating American music series. Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs have become recital standards, but traditional texts and tunes have attracted many other classical composers, including John Jacob Niles, George Crumb, and Jake Heggie.  It's Songs We've Always Sung, Sunday, from 5 to 6 pm on Song of America.

Song listings Here

ENCORE!
5:26 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

New York Philharmonic Welcomes Frank Peter Zimmerman: Nov. 10th, 3 pm on ENCORE!

Violinist Frank Peter Zimmerman

Alan Gilbert conducts a performance of one of the greatest violin concertos in the repertoire. Violinist Frank Peter Zimmerman is  guest soloist. Saturday, November 10th, 3 to 5 pm.

Program:

Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé: Suite no 2

In Recital
5:12 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

In Recital! Tenor Perry Brisbon with Pianist Oxana Harlamova

Tenor Perry Brisbon

Join us this Saturday at 5 pm for In Recital - an occasional series of programs recorded in the WRTI performance studio.  Always exciting, Jill Pasternak hosts the recitalists in a one-on-one discussion, followed by an in-studio performance. 

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ENCORE!
4:23 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Emanual Ax at the New York Philharmonic: Nov. 4 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Pianist Emanuel Ax

Alan Gilbert conducts, and Emanuel Ax is soloist, for two very different concertos. Ax plays the Concerto in D minor of Johann Sebastian Bach.  Then you'll hear the semi-autobiographical piano concerto by Arnold Schoenberg, a work dating from 1942. 

WRTI Spotlight
4:35 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Musical Preview of The Philadelphia Orchestra's November Concerts: Friday at Noon

Pianist Kirill Gerstein is guest soloist in The Philadelphia Orchestra's Music of Copland & Gershwin concerts on November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

It's musical highlights from The Philadelphia Orchestra's fabulous array of November concerts - this Friday, November 2nd, right after the news at noon. You'll hear music from their Copland and Gershwin (and Barber and Sierra) themed concerts this week, their Stokowski Legacy concerts next week, and Alexander Nevsky and A Taste of Paris concerts scheduled for later in the month. 

Music for the broadcast on Friday includes works by Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Cesar Franck, Francis Poulenc, and Sergei Prokofiev.  Don't miss it!

NY Phil
5:32 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Russian Favorites With The New York Philharmonic: Oct. 28th, 3 pm on ENCORE!

Alan Gilbert

Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in Russian favorites, Sunday, October 28th, 3 to 5 pm. On the program, Mussorgsky's A Night on Bald Mountain, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's hypnotic Scheherazade.  The dynamic, young Russian pianist Daniil Trifanov makes his Philharmonic debut in the colorful Piano Concerto No. 3 by Prokofiev in this program.

WRTI Spotlight
12:43 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Emily Dickinson's Letter To The World: Song of America, Oct. 28th, 5 pm on ENCORE!

The reclusive poet Emily Dickinson explored all of life’s emotions, and there are hundreds of compelling settings of her poems by composers from Ernst Bacon to André Previn to Ned Rorem. Hear some of them Sunday, October 28th, 5 to 6 pm as Thomas Hampson presents this acclaimed Song of America installment -  Emily Dickinson, Letter to the World.

Song listings with composer/poet and performers

WRTI Spotlight
10:55 am
Sat October 20, 2012

All-French Program From the New York Philharmonic Archives: Oct. 21 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Leonard Bernstein

It's all all-French program on this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast - performances drawn from the Philharmonic's vast recorded archive.  Music by Massenet that includes an historic performance by the Philharmonic conducted by Josef Stransky (who became the orchestra's music director in 1911, following the death of Gustav Mahler), and appearances by Luciano Pavarotti and mezzo-soprano Nancy Maultsby.  Also on the program, works by Clause Debussy that include the Image pour Orchestra, and Le Martyre de Saint Sebastian.

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In Memoriam
12:17 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Remembering Three Composers Who All Died At Auschwitz On This Date in 1944

Composer Viktor Ullmann perished on October 17, 1944

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.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:08 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Symphony in C Starts a New Season on WRTI: Oct. 14th, 3 pm on Encore!

Rossen Milanov

It's the first broadcast of the season for the acclaimed Symphony in C, and it's an exciting Sunday afternoon on WRTI.  The program starts with the 2013 winner of Symphony in C's Young Composers' Competition, a work by Douglas Buchanan. Pianist Di Wu joins the orchestra for a Rachmaninoff favorite, and the concert concludes with Tchaikovsky's final symphony.  Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts. Sunday, October 14th, 3 to 5 pm.

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