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
3:05 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Beethoven's Ninth Opening the London Olympics: July 29 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim conducts Beethoven's Ninth to launch the 2012 Olympics...and you'll hear the entire concert on WRTI!

Barenboim’s Beethoven cycle reaches its climax with a youthful take on the traditional annual Proms performance of the Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in Western art music.

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WRTI Spotlight
6:26 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America Series: Song of Walt Whitman on ENCORE!

Thomas Hampson

WRTI is proud to present Song of America, a new radio series that reveals American classic song - poetry set to music by American composers - as a vibrant diary of the American experience.

On Sunday, July 22 at 5 pm, tune in for Song of Walt Whitman. Whitman, the "Bard of Democracy," was the founder of a new American language. With music built deep into his poetry, it's no surprise that Whitman has been a beacon for American composers. You'll hear performances by Thomas Hampson, William Sharpe, Susan Graham, and Ramon Vargas.

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WRTI Spotlight
6:25 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Mozart, Emanuel Ax, the NY Philharmonic: July 22 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Pianist Emanuel Ax

Join us on Sunday, July 22, 3 to 5 pm as Music Director Alan Gilbert, pianist Emanuel Ax, and the New York Choral Artists present the final program of the New York Philharmonic's season in Avery Fisher Hall.  The concert, recorded last month, is an all-Mozart program featuring the Piano Concerto No. 22, and the Great Mass in c minor. 

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WRTI Spotlight
10:25 am
Sun July 15, 2012

NY Philharmonic's All-American Celebration: July 15 at 3 pm on Encore!

Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic in a Star-Spangled Spectacular this Sunday form 3 to 5 pm.

Joined by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, under Major Brian Dix, you'll hear a salute to Broadway, with music from Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, and My Fair Lady, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, and works by Sousa, of course!

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WRTI Spotlight
10:15 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: July 15 at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Catch this month's broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia featuring works by Dmitri Shostakovich and Felix Mendelssohn on Sunday, July 15th from 5 to 6 pm.

WRTI Spotlight
3:28 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Met Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert: July 8th on ENCORE!

The 2012 winners of the Met Opera National Council Auditions

Join us from 3 to 6 pm on July 8th for a real treat! Nearly 1,500 singers between the ages of 20 and 30 competed in this year's Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions - considered the most prestigious opera competition in North America.  Five were ultimately selected, and will be heard in our broadcast on Sunday.

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WRTI Spotlight
11:35 am
Thu June 21, 2012

The Crossing: Sunday June 24th at 3pm on ENCORE!

The Crossing

The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally and known for their innovation and commitment to new music, premiere's a work by composer Francis Pott commissioned for the opening concert of the National Conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:28 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Song of America: Sunday June 24th at 5pm on ENCORE!

Thomas Hampson

Join Thomas Hampson for a program showcasing the songs of Stephen Foster. "Stephen Foster's music is the trunk of the tree of American song, sturdy with songs we love to sing," says Hampson. In this program he interviews Ken Emerson,  author of Doo-Dah! Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture. They'll explore Foster's music, the varied artistic roots he drew from, and the musical branches that grew from his work.

WRTI Spotlight
9:56 am
Sun June 10, 2012

The Crossing: Sunday, June 10th at 3 pm on ENCORE!

The Crossing

This is the second broadcast in The Crossing's Month of Moderns series, featuring a world-premiere collaboration with Network for New Music. The 2000 Pulitzer Prize-winner Lewis Spratlan composed a concert-length work for The Crossing; Hesperus is Phosphorus loosely takes the form of a kind of secular vespers – a passage, or crossing, through the philosophical and spiritual canyons of our time. Drawing on the words of American poets, playwrights, and physicists, Spratlan’s music explores growth and loss in our ever-expanding world of discovery.

WRTI Spotlight
6:00 am
Sun June 3, 2012

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra on ENCORE!

Join us on Sunday, June 3rd, 3 to 5 pm, as Jeri Lynne Johnson conducts the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in an exciting program covering 200 years of music. Works by Astor Piazzola, Adolphus Hailstork, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Joseph Boulogne,  Chevalier de Saint George.

Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor
Luigi Mazzochi, violin
Jeremy Kesselman, oboe

PROGRAM:

Astor Piazzola:  Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Adolphus Hailstork:  Songs of the Magi

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