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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WRTI Spotlight
8:31 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

The NY Philharmonic: The Artistry of Magnus Lindberg, Sept. 2 on Encore!

Composer Magnus Lindberg

Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg is the Philharmonic's composer-in-residence, at the invitation of Music Director Alan Gilbert.  Lindberg's music opened the 2009-10 season of the Philharmonic, Gilbert's first concert as music director.  This Sunday, it's an all-Lindberg program, with the opening work, Expo, as the first item on the program.  We'll also hear the world-premiere performance of his Piano Concerto No. 2, with Pianist Yefim Bronfman as soloist. Sunday, September 2nd, 3 to 5 pm.

WRTI Spotlight
3:26 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

NY Philharmonic at the Vail Valley Music Festival: August 26, 3 pm on Encore!

Pianist Yefim Bronfman

Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Philharmonic in concert performances of two works from their summer home in Colorado: the Sinfonia Espansiva, Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 3 for large orchestra with a wordless soprano and baritone obbligato, and the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the cornerstones of the repertoire.  Yefim Bronfman joins the orchestra for the Brahms. Sunday, August 26th  3 to 5 pm.

WRTI Spotlight
1:13 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Ives the Chronicler: Song of America on ENCORE! August 26, 5 pm

American composer Charles Ives was unprecedented at suiting his musical style to the story he wanted to tell; he created dozens of surprising “snapshots in song” of what it was like to be alive in America during his lifetime.

Baritone Thomas Hampson hosts this compelling series of programs covering the history of music in America, and its impact on society. Sunday, August 26, 5 to 6 pm.

Song listings with composer/poet, and performers.

WRTI Spotlight
2:59 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: August 19th, 5 pm on ENCORE!

Catch this month's broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Music Director Dirk Brossé leads a program that includes The Rococo Variations for cello and orchestra by Tchaikovsky, the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto, and Barber's beloved Adagio for Strings.  Hai-Ye Ni is cello soloist in the program, and Geoffrey Deemer is oboe soloist. Sunday, August 19th from 5 to 6 pm.

WRTI Spotlight
2:39 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

New York Philharmonic in Colorado: August 19th, 3 pm on Encore!

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

Join us as the New York Philharmonic takes us away to Vail, Colorado for a performance from the Philharmonic's summer home - the Vail Valley Music Festival.  Andrey Boreyko is on the podium, with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for a program that includes the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2, and the heroic Symphony No. 1 of Johannes Brahms. Sunday, August 19th, 3 to 5 pm.

The complete program is here

WRTI Spotlight
3:02 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Kimmel Center Presents Works for Organ and Piano: August 12, 3 pm on ENCORE!

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

This week, it's a two-part program featuring performances from this past season at the Kimmel Center. In part one, organist Jeremy Filsell is at the console of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, in a recital recorded last January. Mr. Filsell is an award-winning organ scholar, and one of the few virtuoso performers on organ and piano.  His program includes works by Rachmaninoff, Bossi, and Dupre.

WRTI Spotlight
7:15 am
Fri August 10, 2012

War Cries on Song of America: August 12th at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Baritone Thomas Hampson hosts this compelling series of programs covering the history of music in America, and its impact on society. Throughout our history, America has gone to war with bravado and with anguish.  Songs have helped shape those emotions, and express them - inspiring us to battle, sustaining our courage, giving us a way to lament our losses.  Hear this week's program on Sunday, August 12, 5 to 6 pm.  Songs include: "Dixie," "Over There," and "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

WRTI Spotlight
7:57 am
Sun August 5, 2012

The NY Philharmonic Presents A Tchaikovsky Festival: August 5th on ENCORE!

Pianist Simon Trpceski

Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic in an all-Tchaikovsky program - perfect summertime listening!  They're joined by pianist Simon Trpčeski in a performance of the infrequently heard Piano Concerto No. 2.  Selections from Act IV of Swan Lake, and the ever-popular 1812 Overture round out the program. Sunday, August 5th, 3 to 5 pm.

More Information about the program.

WRTI Spotlight
7:54 am
Sun August 5, 2012

Wanamaker Organ Hour: Talented Organ Students in the Spotlight, August 5th on ENCORE!

Organist Peter Richard Conte

This month's show features some truly outstanding young talent playing the Wanamaker Organ. It's the second of two shows featuring students of Alan Morrison from the Curtis Institute of Music. This is an annual collaboration between Curtis and Macy's, which offers the students a week-long workshop with Peter Richard Conte at the Wanamaker Organ, exploring the Symphonic School of organ repertoire, performance, and registration.

WRTI Spotlight
9:33 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America: Many Are The Voices on ENCORE!

Many Americans have had to raise their voices to be recognized or even heard in America. In this program, on Sunday, July 29, 5 to 6 pm, you'll hear songs of African Americans and Native Americans; women, immigrants, and war resisters; and voices from the labor movement and the gay rights movement.

C0mplete song listings here

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