Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ

Fritz Myers

Join us on Sunday, April 14th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert. This broadcast showcases the “King of Instruments” in all its glory, and where better to hear it than in Verizon Hall with the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ and the Philadelphians? Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

We lost Michael Stairs, longtime organist of The Philadelphia Orchestra, on August 11, 2018. Over the years, he played many of the region's famous organs, including those at the Wanamaker Grand Court, at Longwood Gardens, and the Fred J. Cooper Memorial organ at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center. Riccardo Muti appointed him organist at The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1985.

Credit: Jessica Griffin

Paul Jacobs, the only organist ever to have won a Grammy Award, will perform in all three works on our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast this coming Sunday, August 20th at 1 pm.

Hear organist Alan Morrison, the Mendelssohn Club Chorus, the Keystone State Boychoir, and the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ on WRTI Sunday, January 8th at 5 pm! The “British Organ Invasion” was recorded live at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall on November 5th, 2016, and WRTI brings it to you for the first organ concert of the season.

Nothing evokes the fear associated with Halloween like the sound of a well-delivered minor chord on a pipe organ. On Saturday, October 31st, from 5 to 6 pm, WRTI presents an hour of music perfectly suited to a setting sun and a night of fright!

Join us for a Halloween Organ Extravaganza, which combines thrilling organ repertoire, both traditional and novel, into a fun Halloween evening on WRTI.

This is a must-hear re-broadcast for all of our organ music enthusiasts! It's The Philadelphia Orchestra's All-Organ Weekend from last November - a mini-festival, of sorts, that represents the culmination of a month-long celebration of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ at Verizon Hall. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.