BREAKING: A new Wanamaker Organ Day remains just a pipe dream with Macy’s closed, but retail historian Michael Lisicky pays tribute to it in FORBES HERE! A FORBES article on John Wanamaker and Macy’s in times of pandemic by Lisicky is HERE.
DELAYED MAIL: Shipping has been slow for some customers owing to postal issues. If you are missing items you ordered, or premium gifts have not yet arrived, please do not hesitate to let us know!
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Hear Peter Richard Conte play Moonlight Music from Richard Strauss’s Capriccio HERE
Hear Peter Richard Conte play the Scherzo from the Guilmant Sonata VIII HERE
Hear Thomas Murray play Grieg;s Anitra’s Dance HERE
Hear Thomas Murray play Elgar’s Imperial March HERE
Hear Peter Richard Conte and Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim in a Bach duet HERE
SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME CHECKING OUT OUR CD and DVD SAMPLER!
Enjoy scenes from our Around the Wanamaker Organ in 80 Minutes DVD HERE
Sample the Keith Chapman Diamond Anniversary Wanamaker Organ concert HERE
Explore the tonal resources of the Wanamaker Organ with our Sonic Odyssey Sampler HERE
Thrill to Rachmaninoff Concerto Samples for Organ and Piano HERE
Enjoy highlights from our Symphonic Splendor Organ and Orchestra CD DVD set HERE
ANNOUNCEMENT: Macy’s has closed the doors of its Center City Philadelphia Store until further notice, furloughing employees. Crews have reportedly thoroughly cleaned and sanitized the facility, which is said to be totally closed and alarmed. Closed off is our Organ Shop and, of course, the Wanamaker Organ itself. Our restoration staff has taken certain restoration projects to their homes, from which they will continue work as circumstances permit.
The governor of Pennsylvania has restricted all commerce as of March 20 through at least June 4 to enterprises vital to supporting life. The Friends office remains open, and items from our webstore are available as always for immediate shipping. Our Spring newsletter has been printed and mailed and is available to new members. When we resume regular operations, we will very much count on your continuing support to hit the ground running, so please consider renewing or joining the Friends now.
There will be a great deal of societal building, and we are counting on you to be a significant voice when daily life gratually returns to the new normal. Check out our Wanamaker Organ Friends and Fans Facebook page for daily video concert and other light features. Scroll down to see our new CD and DVD!
For those who have renewed, Premium Item A, our 2019 Video Yearbook, and Premium Item J, Symphonic Spendor, have completed production and were mailed out March 27. It is available for purchase from the DVD section of our webstore, with immediate shipping! Don’t miss this stupendous new production—enjoy the finest in Wanamaker Organ music with orchestra from the comfort of your own home! CLICK HERE TO SAMPLE THE DVD!
An enticing selection of Wanamaker Organ CDs, DVDs and books is available for purchase at our webstore, with Immediate Shipping, and at the Macy’s Info Desk on the First Floor, Market, at the entrance to the Grand Court. Visiting during the Holidays? Check out our Macy’s Light Show feature from the menu at left!
SOME NOTES ON OUR NEW WEBSITE: We redesigned the website this summer and think it offers many improvements. At the same time, our webstore platform CoolCart went out of business in October and we moved to the SquareSpace platform. Many of you enjoy giving multiple gift subscriptions when you renew your membership, or like to give special amounts, and the new renewal platform varies slightly from the old one.
Getting to the point, if there is anything specific you would like to do when renewing and can’t quite make it work out on the new renewal page, please feel free to give us a call at 484/684 7250 and we will be delighted to help you!
Watch a 6ABC tribute to the Wanamaker Organ by clicking the box above!
Enjoy a Pipedreams Michael Stairs tribute featuring the Wanamaker Organ HERE!
Hear Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim perform with PRC Here!
A wonderful archive of shows from the WRTI Wanamaker Organ Hour program is available HERE for your Internet listening pleasure! (You must open this post for the link to work.) The site is maintained by Julien Girard, a French aficionado now living in Quebec, with French-language names for the month of the original broadcast dates.
Looking for Wanamaker Organ books, CDs, DVDs and souvenirs? Want to learn more about Macy’s and the Organ? Want to join the Friends? Be sure to stop by the Macy’s Visitor Center and meet the friendly guides who have made the visits of so many a very memorable experience. Jennie Funches and Steve McCarraher are […]
TAKE A TOUR! Admission to our monthly last-Saturday-of-the-month Organ Tours are available by appointment. Advance notice is no longer required for groups of four or smaller. You may secure your admissions clicking HERE and meet your tour guide Nik Sizgorich at noon at the Eagle on the day of each tour. After the noon concert […]
Friends is paying tribute to Stokowski Symphony of 15,000 with ambitious Sept. 28 concert showcasing Symphony in C. How the 1919 Concert led to Stokowski’s famous transcriptions. Ways quality restoration depends on the fine details. How new paneling is unleashing the powerhouse Solo division. What the gilded fine detail of the Restored Case looks like. […]