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Important News Updates

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We regret that the Saturday October 31 Pipe Tour has been cancelled. Tours will resume the last Saturday of January. Thank you for your understanding!

 
 
Tickets are now on sale for our VIRTUAL Grand Halloween Concert, a full-length streamcast presentation starring Peter Richard Conte. There is a ticket priced for every pocketbook, including Free, so please take advantage of this special offer! Buying a ticket at a higher price helps us offset the costs of this expensive production. The concert is featured FRIDAY Oct. 30 at 8 PM ET with a repeat showing at 11 PM ET. Ticketholders will be sent a link on concert day with instructions on how to tune in.
 
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Enjoy a concert Teaser Video:
Works performed for the Friday Night concert include the Toccata and Fugue in d Minor, Night on Bald Mountain, the Pièce Heroïque, Grand Chorus with Thunder, Elves, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Funeral March of a Marionette,  Lefebure-Wely’s Bolero de Concert, Reger’s Introduction and Passacaglia in d minor, and Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C Sharp Minor. Don’t miss this stunning Halloween spooktacular! A link will be sent out to those who buy a ticket (including free tickets) shortly before show time.
 
GOOD NEWS! Macys is slated to return to the full compliment of twice-daily concerts Monday November 2. 
 
Michael Barone’s Pipedreams presents a Virtual Wanamaker Organ Day HERE!
 
We are saddened to report the death of longtime assistant organist John Binsfeld, who died September 23 after a long battle with leukemia.  A video tribute performance showcasing  John on the Wanamaker Organ in 1973 is found HERE.
 
Macy’s reopened Friday June 12 at 11 am with a short speech by the store manager and a suite of music by George Gershwin played on the newly liberated Wanamaker Organ by Peter Richard Conte. Hallelujah! You can listen to “America the Beautiful” HERE! At present only the noontime concert is being featured Monday through Saturday, with no visitors permitted in the loft.  The store is also operating under shortened hours. Thank you for your understanding.
 
A new Wanamaker Organ Day remains just a pipe dream for the moment, 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!
 
CLICK BELOW FOR A FREE VIRTUAL WANAMAKER ORGAN VIRTUAL CONCERT AS WE SUPPORT THE ARTS IN THIS TIME OF ARTISTIC CRISIS!

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 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
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! Website features on store amenities such as the Visitor Center reflect pre-Coronavirus conditions that may not yet have been reinstated as the store gradually reopens.
 
 
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. 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!
 
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!