Symphonic Organ Restoration Symposium
The Friends of the Wanamaker Organ-sponsored Symphonic Organ Restoration Symposium brings many of the Nation’s top pipe-organ restorers to Philadelphia for intense educational courses and workshops on fine the art of historic electropneumatic pipe-organ restoration. Top practitioners share the special techniques they have devised to keep the country’s great Symphonic pipe organs a vital presence on the American scene.
L. Curt Mangel, curator of the Wanamaker Organ and former curator of the famous Sanfilippo Collection of historic automated musical instruments in Barrington, Illinois, is the Symposium organizer. Evening and weekend educational field trips are occasionally included, taking participants to prominent pipe-organ and related sites in the greater Philadelphia area.