Catty-corner from the Mariott Hotel in Philadelphia is a national musical treasure: the Wanamaker organ (yes, the store is a Macy’s now). This is the largest operational pipe organ in the world. At the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ website, you can read about its history and specifications as well as listen to a sound clip. The photo (from the Friends’ site) shows the organ in the 7-story court in the store. The concerts are free. Revive your soul and spirit:
- Monday-Saturday 12pm
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 5:30pm
- Wednesday, Friday 7pm
My fondest childhood memories include riding the train to Philadelphia to hear the organ. I’ll relive those memories this week!