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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Love has inspired composers through the centuries, with the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet probably the most popular. Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Gounod, Berlioz, and Kabalevsky all wrote rchestral works, ballets and, operas based on that story, not to mention Nino Rota's film score.

Even Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story was inspired by the doomed lovers.

WRTI will sample all of them on Valentine’s Day…and bring you other musical love scores, from Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe, to Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and Wagner's Tristan and Isolde.

First up in this month's Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia concert is Metropolitan Opera Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, who joins the ensemble for a performance of Mozart's sublime Clarinet Concerto, K. 622. Then, cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio of the famed Eroica Trio, plays Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor. Music Director Dirk Brossé conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.  

Join us to hear a chamber music concert recorded live at the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center.  We'll hear a new work by American-born and Curtis-trained composer Mohammed Fairouz. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine will play his Sonata for Solo Violin. 

Also on the program is pianist Joyce Yang playing Lowell Liebermann's Gargoyles.  

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.

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.


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

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.

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!

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.

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. 

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.