Important News Updates

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Macy’s Light Show and Dickens Village hours are also HERE! In the meantime, check out current news and some free video offerings and features below!

December 12 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of John Wanamaker, surely Philadelphia’s foremost citizen next to Benjamin Franklin. Look for complete coverage of the Merchant Prince’s passing and the shock waves it sent through Philadelpia, plus the latest restoration news in the forthcoming issue of our newsletter, The Stentor!

Congratulations to this  year’s group of stellar students from our Sansom Grant masterclasses! Peter Richard Conte and Alan Morrison are the chief instructors.

The permanent new concert times for 45-minute regular daily concerts are Monday thru Saturday at 12 noon and Monday thru Saturday at 5:30 pm.

Friends members who donate at certain gift levels are eligible for premium gifts—our gift to you. Please take advantage of these opportunities, available when you renew for 2023 at the top of this page!

Particular thanks for all of you who made the June 2022 Wanamaker Organ Day 2022 such a spectacular success! With your support we are producing excellence!

Paid monthly tours have resumed! Tickets are available under the tour section of our webstore. Secure your admissions now!

Listen to a Public Radio Tale of Two Pandemics—and the Wanamaker Organ—below!

Michael Barone’s Pipedreams presents a Virtual Wanamaker Organ Day HERE!


Our latest DVD, Symphonic Splendor 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!



Watch a 6ABC tribute to the Wanamaker Organ by clicking  the box above!
Enjoy a Pipedreams Michael Stairs tribute featuring the Wanamaker Organ HERE!

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June 22, 2021 was the Wanamaker Organ’s 110th birthday! For the occasion the mighty Founder’s Bell atop One South Broad was rung 110 times, and Peter Richard Conte played two special concerts. The story is HERE! Also HERE! Also HERE!

June was “Pipe Organ Month” in Philadelphia, and during the month of June 2021 we streamed and archived special Peter Richard Conte after hours concerts first broadcast each Wednesday at 1 P.M. For the link to the Wednesday June 2 concert, CLICK HERE!  For the June 9 concert, CLICK HERE!  For the June 16 concert, CLICK HERE! For the June 23 concert CLICK HERE! For the June 30 concert, CLICK HERE

 

Paid monthly tours are in full swing! Tickets are available under the tour section of our webstore. Secure your admissions now!

Michael Barone’s Pipedreams presents a Virtual Wanamaker Organ Day HERE!

CLICK ITEMS BELOW FOR A FREE WANAMAKER ORGAN VIRTUAL CONCERT!


Hear Peter Richard Conte play Moonlight Music from Richard Strauss’s Capriccio HERE
Hear Thomas Murray play Mouret’s Rondeau 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
Hear Conte and Kim in the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria in a presentation celebrating the artistic and musical legacy of Rodman Wanamaker, HERE
Conte and Kim play Fritz Kreisler’s Preludium and Allegro HERE
And the duo play the Meditation from Thais by Massenet 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 concertHERE
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
Explore the Wanamaker Organ with our Curator’s Tour starring Michael Barone and Curt Mangel, sampled HERE
All these titles are available for purchase and immediate shipping at our WEBSTORE.
ANNOUNCEMENT:  Scroll down to see our latest CD and 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 by clicking on the menu at left.

Enjoy a Pipedreams Michael Stairs tribute featuring the Wanamaker Organ HERE!

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Paid monthly tours have resumed! Tickets are available under the tour section of our webstore. Secure your admissions now!

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!

Watch a 6ABC tribute to the Wanamaker Organ by clicking  the box above!
Enjoy a Pipedreams Michael Stairs tribute featuring the Wanamaker Organ HERE!