Important News Updates
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Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim joins Peter Richard Conte for a noontime organ/violin duet Monday September 23. Plan now to be present!
Hear A Pipedreams Michael Stairs tribute featuring the Wanamaker Organ HERE!
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Tickets are selling swiftly for our spectacular fall Stokowski Bach/Widor tribute by calling Symphony in C at HERE. Select your seats now for this eagerly anticipated event, from an array of attractive prices for all pocketbooks! Please note that the more desirable seats are toward the rear of the hall, where sound from the Organ and from the orchestra projects directly to the listener. or by logging on to SymphonyinC.org
Also featured September 28 is a free chamber tour following the noon concert, and a special talk on Stokowski and Widor by Widor scholar John Near, held in Greek Hall at 2:30 pm and also free. Learn the fascinating background and musical significance of the wonderful music being presented that night. A limited supply of free food and refreshment will be offered for attendees!
Bach/Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Bach/Respighi: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
Bach/Elgar: Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor
Buxtehude/Chavez: Chaconne in E Minor
Charles-Marie Widor: Symphony No. 3 for Organ and Orchestra
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. [Read More]
Congratulations to all who made Wanamaker Organ Day such a stellar success! See a quick film on the case restoration HERE! A short film on gilding is HERE! Please note that while we post timely notices here and on our Facebook Page, the real goings on of the Friends and in-depth coverage of the restoration is found [Read More]
WE ARE VERY SORRY to report that our beloved Bill Bragg, the longtime Voice of Big Tex at the Texas State Fair and the Voice of the Wanamaker Organ over our kiosk and the weekly YesterdayUSA broadcast, passed away Friday June 28. More is at the Wanamaker Organ Friends and Fans Facebook Page and searchable [Read More]
TAKE A TOUR! Admission to our monthly last-Saturday-of-the-month Organ Tours are available by appointment. Please e-mail us with your proposed date at email@example.com, and put TOURS in the subject line. After hearing back from us, secure your admissions clicking HERE and meet your tour guide Nik Sizgorich at noon at the Eagle on the day [Read More]