Peter Richard Conte

Join us as Macy's Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte hosts an hour of organ music live from Wanamaker's in Center City. He'll perform—along with Todd Wilson, Steven Ball, Andrew Ennis, and Rudy Lucente—an extraordinary program of organ works at this annual tradition that celebrates the world's largest operational pipe organ. Saturday, June 3rd, 11 am to 12 noon on WRTI.

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Join us on Easter Sunday to hear the Philadelphia Orchestra conclude its chronological survey of Brahms’ magisterial four symphonies with a performance of his Symphony No. 4, on WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast from 1 to 3 pm.

Johannes Brahms' last work was composed for an instrument he’d not written for in decades, in a style that harkened back to J.S. Bach. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on Brahms' chorale preludes for organ.

On this month's Wanamaker Organ Hour, it's music of J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms performed by Macy's Grand Court Organist and your host, Peter Richard Conte.

Macy’s Grand Court organist Peter Richard Conte presents three works selected from two wonderful concerts on this month's Wanamaker Organ Hour, Sunday, November 6th at 5 pm. 


This week on the Wanamaker Organ Hour, host Peter Richard Conte welcomes back organist and flugelhornist Andrew Ennis as special guest. On the broadcast will be music they’ve performed on the Wanamaker Organ as soloists and together in four-hand arrangements. Plus, Peter accompanies Andrew on flugelhorn, the softer, mellower cousin of the trumpet, on a few works.

In a special re-broadcast this Sunday at 5 pm on WRTI, Peter Richard Conte, host of our Wanamaker Organ Hour, performs on and emcees the Wanamaker Organ Day program, which originally aired June 4th.

Macy's Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte launches Season 12 of the Wanamaker Organ Hour on Sunday, February 7th, from 5 to 6 pm with all-new shows! The Wanamaker Organ is the world's largest musical instrument and one of its greatest treasures, housed in Macy's Center City and played daily every day but Sunday since 1911.

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.

The famous Wanamaker Organ was installed in John Wanamaker's Philadelphia department store back in 1911. One hundred years later, Macy's Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte was accompanied by Symphony in C in the celebratory Wanamaker Organ Centennial Concert, which was recorded and released on CD last year.

Join us on Sunday, October 4th from 5 to 6 pm to hear an encore broadcast of the music from this special occasion.

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