Jack Moore

WRTI Classical Host Jack Moore announced the winner of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s Fifth Annual Ovation Award at the Kimmel Center on June 10th.  This year's recipient of the award is violist and teacher Shelley Beard Santore.

Join us Sunday from 4 to 6 pm for another virtuoso program of orchestral works from the extraordinary group of young instrumentalists making up one of the nation’s premier organizations for young musicians, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. 

We had a sneak preview of the Curtis Institute’s final Schubertiade events, as Curtis students performed excerpts from Schubert's Trio in B-flat Major in D, LIVE from WRTI's Performance Studio on Thursday, February 15th at 12:10 p.m. WRTI's Jack Moore hosted. 


WRTI Classical Host Jack Moore will announce the winner of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Fourth Annual Ovation Award at the Kimmel Center on June 4th at 3 pm. Ten music educators from the Delaware Valley have been nominated by their students, and will be honored for "inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education" during the PYO's Annual Festival Concert.

WRTI's Jack Moore will announce the winner of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Third Annual Ovation Award at the Kimmel Center on June 5th at 3 pm. Ten music educators from the Delaware Valley have been nominated by their students, and will be honored for "inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education" during the PYO's Annual Festival Concert.

The Yellow River Piano Concerto, performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra during its historic trip to China in 1973, has become a part of the Western symphonic repertoire since its premiere in 1969 during China's Cultural Revolution. What is less well known in this country is the story of the cantata that led to the concerto.

WRTI airs At Your Request live from the Philadelphia Flower Show every year. While there, Jack Moore speaks with various officials and exhibitors. This year was no different. Or was it?

Anyone with a few miles on their odometer, as BP would say, remembers the people they watched on TV as kids.  Sally Starr, Wee Willie Webber, Captain and Mrs. Noah, Pixanne, Happy the Clown (Howard Jones), Captain Philadelphia (Stu Nahan), among others, and of course, Gene London.

Tell Us About Your Favorite Music Teacher!

Feb 23, 2015

Has a music teacher profoundly impacted your life? If so, then the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) wants to hear all about that teacher. WRTI is partnering with the PYO to draw attention to the many talented and dedicated music educators in the Delaware Valley, and is now seeking nominees for its second annual Ovation Award for Inspiration and Outstanding Leadership in Music Education. Do you have a favorite music teacher in mind?

There’s an orchestra in Philadelphia that plays music weekly with professional musicians and talented amateurs. But, as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia - now celebrating 50 years - rarely, if ever, has an audience. 

WRTI’s Jack Moore has been principal conductor since 1997. The many guests who have led the group include musicians and assistant conductors from The Philadelphia Orchestra. Soloists have included Leila Josefowicz and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.