Wanamaker Organ Hour

The first Sunday of each month, 5 to 6 pm
Jill Pasternak, Peter Richard Conte
Jill Pasternak

Listen to recordings by Peter Richard Conte, Macy's Grand Court organist, from Macy's in downtown Philadelphia. Peter chats about his music with Jill Pasternak back at the WRTI studio. The Wanamaker Organ Hour is produced with the cooperation of the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ.

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ENCORE!
5:10 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Wanamaker Organ Hour: Nov. 4th at 5 pm on ENCORE!

WRTI's Jill Pasternak and Macy's Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte present a special program of gorgeous organ works this month, including:

Mussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain
Chopin: Military Polonaise
Liszt: Consolation No. 5
Gilbert and Sullivan: Music from “Patience”
Widor: Andante from Symphony No. 2
Vierne: Carillon de Westminster from “24 pieces de fantaisie”

Join us on Sunday, November 4th, 5 to 6 pm.

Wanamaker Organ Hour
12:37 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Wanamaker Organ Hour: October 7th at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Peter Richard Conte

Join WRTI's Jill Pasternak and Macy's Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte as they present a variety of performances of great works including Dudley Buck's Concert Variations on 'The Last Rose of Summer', Gabriel Faure's Nocturne from Shylock, and Sowerby's Comes Autumn Time.

As a special treat, they'll reprise a live performance from our June 2012 Organ Day - Wagner's Siegfried's Funeral March and Immolation Scene. Sunday, October 7th, 5 to 6 pm. Tune in!

WRTI Spotlight
7:54 am
Sun August 5, 2012

Wanamaker Organ Hour: Talented Organ Students in the Spotlight, August 5th on ENCORE!

Organist Peter Richard Conte

This month's show features some truly outstanding young talent playing the Wanamaker Organ. It's the second of two shows featuring students of Alan Morrison from the Curtis Institute of Music. This is an annual collaboration between Curtis and Macy's, which offers the students a week-long workshop with Peter Richard Conte at the Wanamaker Organ, exploring the Symphonic School of organ repertoire, performance, and registration.

WRTI Spotlight
12:12 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Wanamaker Organ Hour: July 1st at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Peter Richard Conte

WRTI's Jill Pasternak and Macy's Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte are joined by Alan Morrison, chair of organ studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, and four of his students: Thomas Sheehan, Bryan Anderson, Caroline Robinson, and Patrick Kreeger on Sunday, July 1st, from 5 to 6 pm. 

Mr. Sheehan and Mr. Anderson will perform a number of works, including Seth Bingham's Roulade, Richard Wagner's Overture to Tannhauser, and Julius Reubke's Sonata on the 94th Psalm.

The first Sunday of each month
6:52 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Wanamaker Organ Hour: May 6th at 5 pm

It's a special hour of organ music featuring Peter Richard Conte performing works by Bernstein, Elgar, and Jongen on the massive Wanamaker Organ on Sunday, May 5th from 5 to 6 pm . Mr. Conte is the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ, Macy's Philadelphia. Your host is WRTI's Jill Pasternak.

PROGRAM:

Leonard Bernstein: Candide Overture
(transcribed for organ by Peter Richard Conte)

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Creatively Speaking
4:08 pm
Sat September 27, 2008

The Wanamaker Organ in Concert--In Search of Missing Masters--Stoppard's Rock 'n Roll

Ahead of a historic performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Macy's Center City Philadelphia, Jim Cotter speaks with Peter Richard Conte, the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ, and co-host of WRTI's Wanamaker Organ Hour.

David Patrick Stearns looks back on the history of the Wanamaker Organ and explores the workings of the world's largest functioning musical instrument.

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