Here is the schedule for regular daily 45-minute recitals:

Monday-Saturday 12pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 5:30pm
Wednesday, Friday 7pm

Visitors are welcome to tour the console area (Floor Two)
and meet the staff following the daily concerts.

 
 

 
Admission Free Unless Specifically Noted

 
2014 Wanamaker Organ Special Concert Season
(with upcoming Kimmel Center Organ Concerts listed below) 
 
Please visit our HOME PAGE for specifics on the Special Concerts noted directly below.
 
 
 
l  TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR OUR FALL WANAMAKER ORGAN SPECTACULAR ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6 WITH NEW JERSEY'SSYMPHONY IN C ORCHESTRA! 
 
MaestroRossen Milanov leads the acclaimed Garden State ensemble as it returns to the Grand Court for a long-awaited repeat engagement, featuring Milanov andPeter Richard Conte in works by Saint-Saens, Elgar and Poulenc.
 
This concert is the weekend after Labor Day. CLICK THE IMAGE AT RIGHT TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE SYMPHONY IN C TICKET SITE! TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE BY PHONE BY TELEPHONING (856) 963-6683. Customers may leave a message at times when the office is closed. Tickets are selling quickly, so please secure yours soon!
 
Organ-orchestra concerts with the world's largest playing pipe organ are a rare treat. The Grand Court will again be transformed into a "temple of thrilling harmonies and soaring epics of tone," as this acclaimed orchestra joins its resources to the astounding majesty of the mighty Wanamaker.
 
A link to a draft of the program is at left (scroll down to see the inner pages). Details on seating are below. Please note that Macy's is not letting us use the Second Floor, which is why you can't click on those "seats" on the Symphony in C website. (The Symphony computer system needed to use the template from the last event to handle our unusual seating situation). Please also note that friendly people from the Symphony are available to answer your booking questions at(856) 963-6683.
 
The marble acoustics of the Grand Court have been acclaimed for over a century, and the orchestral spectacles we have been privileged to co-produce have rivaled or surpassed those available anywhere. What is exclusively ours, of course, are the matchless symphonic resources of the mighty Wanamaker in its incredibly resonant and orchestra-friendly marble hall. That is already attracting concertgoers from as far as Canada, the Deep South, California and Great Britain.
 
 
NOTE: Please SCROLL UP for the regular daily concert schedule. Please visit our HOME PAGE for more on the Special Concerts listed above. But please keep reading for some important general concert information you should have at hand.
 
Macy's Center City Philadelphia daily store hours are here. The store and organ are at 13th and Market Streets in downtown Philadelphia, next to City Hall. There is no need for reservations or special arrangements for the regular daily concerts, as they are held in the large central court of an active department store. The organ is not played on Sundays except for rare special events.
 
Producing Special Concerts in a department store is both a delight and a challenge. As our website has evolved, we have found it useful to put special concert information directly on our home page. This is especially true because our special concert schedule is dependent on the release of Macy's quarterly sales schedule, and as a result we generally only have six to eight weeks of notice from the time a date is granted until the event itself. We therefore give it the utmost prominence on the website.
 
The general pattern of our special events is a Spring afternoon concert, a post-Memorial Day Wanamaker Organ Day festival with evening concert, a Fall concert (sometimes in the evening) and a Christmas concert, generally on a Sunday afternoon after Thanksgiving. Wurlitzer events are often held in conjunction with Wanamaker Organ Day and our Fall concert.
 
During the Christmas season the Organ is covered with a scrim that affects its sound somewhat. Most of our concerts are geared to warmer months when humidity in the air dramatically increases the presence of the organ in the room, and when tuning tends to be more stable. Also we are able to avoid being snowed out for most of our events. Publication of our newsletters tends to follow the concert schedule, so that members can have timely information on our presentations.
 
Please consult the top of our home page of Wanamakerorgan.com for extensive detail on any concerts that are scheduled at any given moment. All members receive timely concert information through our quarterly newsletter, The Stentor, as well, and receive discounts on ticket purchases to special events.
 

 
 
Kimmel Center Organ Concerts
 
Kimmel Center organ concerts are another beloved Philadelphia music tradition. For the latest organ-concert information, please click here!
 
Upcoming 2014 Kimmel Center organ events include...
 
 

Kimmel Center Organ Day is slated for June 7, 2014. Events are free! Click here for details!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
l You may connect with the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ on Facebook here!
 
l An entertaining highlights film on Kimmel Center Organ Day 2013 is here!
  

 
   
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