2013 Wanamaker Organ Special Concert Season
(with upcoming Kimmel Center Organ Concerts listed below)
NOTE: Please SCROLL UP for the regular daily concert schedule. Please visit our HOME PAGE for specifics on upcoming Special Concerts. But please keep reading for some important general concert information you should have at hand.
Macy's Center City Philadelphia daily store hours are here. The store and organ are at 13th and Market Streets in downtown Philadelphia, next to City Hall. There is no need for reservations or special arrangements for the regular daily concerts, as they are held in the large central court of an active department store. The organ is not played on Sundays except for rare special events.
Producing Special Concerts in a department store is both a delight and a challenge. As our website has evolved, we have found it useful to put special concert information directly on our home page. This is especially true because our special concert schedule is dependent on the release of Macy's quarterly sales schedule, and as a result we generally only have six to eight weeks of notice from the time a date is granted until the event itself. We therefore give it the utmost prominence on the website.
The general pattern of our special events is a Spring afternoon concert, a post-Memorial Day Wanamaker Organ Day festival with evening concert, a Fall concert (sometimes in the evening) and a Christmas concert, generally on a Sunday afternoon after Thanksgiving. Wurlitzer events are often held in conjunction with Wanamaker Organ Day and our Fall concert.
During the Christmas season the Organ is covered with a scrim that affects its sound somewhat. Most of our concerts are geared to warmer months when humidity in the air dramatically increases the presence of the organ in the room, and when tuning tends to be more stable. Also we are able to avoid being snowed out for most of our events. Publication of our newsletters tends to follow the concert schedule, so that members can have timely information on our presentations.
Please consult the top of our home page of Wanamakerorgan.com for extensive detail on any concerts that are scheduled at any given moment. All members receive timely concert information through our quarterly newsletter, The Stentor, as well, and receive discounts on ticket purchases to special events.
Kimmel Center Organ Concerts
Kimmel Center organ concerts are another beloved Philadelphia music tradition. For the latest organ-concert information, please click here!
Upcoming 2013-2014 Kimmel Center organ events include...
n Handel, Rheinberger, Brossé on Sunday January 19, 2014, at 2:30 pm, featuring conductor Dirk Brossé, violinist Miho Saegusa, and organists Matt Glandorf, Alan Morrison and Jeffrey Brillhart.
HANDEL: Alessandro: Overture, HWV 21
HANDEL: Organ Concerto in G minor, Op. 4, No. 1
PAULUS: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion
JONGEN: Hymne, Op. 78
BROSSÉ: Black, White and In Between
RHEINBERGER: Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 177
You may secure tickets here.
Kimmel Center Organ Day is tentatively slated for June 7, 2014.
l You may connect with the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ on Facebook here!
l An entertaining highlights film on Kimmel Center Organ Day 2013 is here!
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