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Missed It? You Can Hear Performances from Wanamaker Organ Day 2019 on WRTI 90.1

Join us Sunday, August 4th from 5 to 6 PM on WRTI 90.1 as Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte hosts a special hour of musical highlights from Wanamaker Organ Day 2019.

The 26th annual Wanamaker Organ Day was extra special! It was this past June 1st when the newly restored organ case covered with 3.5 pounds of gold leaf was unveiled. It was a big day for the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ and Macy’s Center City. And as always, the music performed on the organ that day was pure gold as well.

You’ll hear works by Johann Strauss, Louis Vierne, Claude Debussy, Richard Wagner and more, including two compositions written by former Grand Court Organist, the late Dr. Keith Chapman performed during the morning, afternoon and evening concerts.

Performers include Philadelphia Brass, and organists Rudy Lucente, Monte Maxwell, Colin Howland, Ken Cowan and, of course, Mr. Conte himself.

Stellar music performed by stellar musicians to celebrate a stellar instrument, the world’s largest musical instrument, and one of its greatest musical treasures—on WRTI 90.1, Sunday, August 4th from 5 to 6 PM and streaming on WRTI.org and the WRTI mobile app.


Military March No. 4 in G, Edward Elgar    
Philadelphia Brass, Peter Richard Conte

Gaelic Air, Keith Chapman    
Rudolph Lucente, organist

Fanfare and Procession, Chapman    
Monte Maxwell, organist

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Johann Strauss    
Peter Richard Conte, organist

Carillon de Westminster, Louis Vierne
Peter Richard Conte, organist

La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, Claude Debussy
Peter Richard Conte, organist

Fanfare, Richard Purvis    
Colin Howland, organist

Les Petites Cloches, Richard Purvis    
Colin Howland, organist

Sicilienne, from Suite, Opus 5, Maurice Duruflé    
Ken Cowan, Organist

Rákóczy March, Hector Berlioz    
Ken Cowan, Organist

Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, Richard Wagner
Peter Richard Conte, organist

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