Here is the schedule for regular daily 45-minute recitals:

Monday-Saturday 12pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 5:30pm
Wednesday, Friday 7pm

Visitors are welcome to tour the console area (Floor Two)
and meet the staff following the daily concerts.

 

 

Please visit our HOME PAGE for specifics on any Special Concerts that may also referenced below, immediately under the following Daily Performer Schedule. We update current concert information more frequently on the home page.

In between concerts, an informational presentation is available on our Visitor Kiosk outside the console. Hit the stop key marked Roman Numeral I to play the visitor orientation film.

Daily Organ Concert Performers Guide

     Mondays  Noon: John Binsfeld or Peter Richard Conte.   5:30 pm: Michael Stairs
     Tuesdays  Noon: Fred Haas   5:30 pm: Fred Haas
     Wednesdays  Noon: Peter Richard Conte or Wesley Parrott 7 pm: Peter Richard Conte or guests
     Thursdays  Noon: Peter Richard Conte.   5:30 pm: Michael Lawrence
     Fridays   Noon: Peter Richard Conte.   7 pm: Peter Richard Conte
     Saturdays  Noon: Peter Richard Conte.   5:30 pm: Peter Richard Conte


PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is presented as a rough guide only. It is subject to unannounced alteration owing to vacations, illness, happenings of the moment and periodic religious duties such as holy days, weddings and funerals. Other occasional performers include Rudy Lucente, Bryan Anderson and Wesley Parrott. We will endeavor to update this schedule as further information is provided to us.

Daily concerts are free and are in the huge Grand Court of the Macy's Philadelphia department store. Visitors unfamiliar with the site should know that no tickets or reservations are required.


SPECIAL ORGAN CONCERTS

2016 Wanamaker Organ Special Concert Season
(with upcoming Kimmel Center Organ Concerts listed below)
Our annual Christmas Concert is free and open to all. Our recent tradition of having these concerts on a Friday night has worked well for us and for Macy's. It also provides the wonderful experience of Christmastime in the City for music lovers and aspiring Santas.Tourist information for visitors, including hotel and restaurant ideas and money saving tips, is available by clicking the banner below. We look forward to seeing you!






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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 Wanamaker 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!  We have been given to understand that tickets to some events may receive a discount when the word Wanamaker is input in the appropriate field!


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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