- Performer:Peter Richard Conte / Philadelphia Orchestra
- Title:Grand Celebration: The Historic Court Concert for Macy's 150th Anniversary
- Recording date:September 27, 2008
- Recording location:Macy's Grand Court, Philadelphia, PA
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- Size MP3 version1519 megabytes
- Size WMA version1794 megabytes
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In 2008, a concert co-sponsored by the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ (thank goodness for those folks!), joined the Philadelphia Orchestra with the Wanamaker Organ and its present organist, Richard Conte and the Orchestra's Associate Conductor Rossen Milanov
Macy's Grand Court, Philadelphia, PA. Submit Corrections. Peter Richard Conte, Philadelphia Orchestra. Grand Celebration: The Historic Court Concert for Macy's 150th Anniversary. Organ, Primary Artist.
Conte is Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ in Macy’s, Center City, Philadelphia, where he performs concerts twice daily, six days each week on the largest fully-functional musical instrument in the world, with its nearly 29,000 pipes. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and with the Pacific, Delaware, Canton and Allentown Symphonies. Peter Richard Conte is an Associate of the American Guild of Organists, and has presented Guild workshops on improvisation and transcriptions. In 2011, the Philadelphia Music Alliance honored him with a bronze plaque on the Avenue of the Arts’ Walk of Fame. His numerous recordings appear on the GOTHIC, JAV, ProOrgano, DORIAN and DTR labels.
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Organist Peter Richard Conte plays the Wanamaker Organ, built in 1909 for the St. Louis World’s Fair, then expanded in the 1920s for the seven-story Grand Court of what is now Macy’s Center City department store. It is a mega example of a symphonic organ, which is designed to have orchestral sounds. Peter Richard Conte: So you’ll find a French horn or two or, like here at the store, three French horns, clarinets, English horns, big flutes, and, in the case of the Wanamaker Organ, 115 ranks of strings.
The Philadelphia Orchestra is an American symphony orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the "Big Five" American orchestras, the orchestra is based at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, where it performs its subscription concerts, numbering over 130 annually, in Verizon Hall. From its founding until 2001, the Philadelphia Orchestra gave its concerts at the Academy of Music.
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CreditsRay Biswanger - Liner Notes, Photography
Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli - Graphic Design
Darrin T. Britting - Booklet Editor
Michael Comstock - Assistant Engineer
Peter Richard Conte - Organ, Primary Artist
Bill Cramer - Photography
Marcel Dupré - Composer
Edward Elgar - Composer
Charles Gagnon - Balance Engineer, Engineer, Recording Producer
Jessica Griffin - Cover Photo, Photography
Frederick R. Haas - Executive Producer
Christopher Harrington - Assistant Engineer
Paul J. Horsley - Liner Notes
Jack Jones - Photography
Joseph Jongen - Composer
Alex Martin - Engineer
Rossen Milanov - Conductor
Ryan Miller - Assistant Engineer
Sean O'Donnell - Assistant Engineer
Philadelphia Orchestra - Orchestra, Primary Artist
Meg Ryan - Liner Notes
Everett Sahrbeck - Photography
Roger Sherman - Executive Producer
Anthony Sinagoga - Photography
Gary Smith - Photography
James Stemke - Engineer
Keith Whitaker - Booklet Editor, Production Manager
|1||Cortege and Litany, Op. 19, No. 2, for organ and orchestra Marcel Dupré||Peter Richard Conte / Philadelphia Orchestra||7:20|
|Symphonie Concertante, Op. 81, for organ and orchestra|
|2||1. Allegro molto moderato Joseph Jongen||Peter Richard Conte / Philadelphia Orchestra||9:47|
|3||2. Divertimento: Molto vivo Joseph Jongen||Peter Richard Conte / Philadelphia Orchestra||10:22|
|4||3. Lento misterioso - Appassionato - Tempo 1 Joseph Jongen||Peter Richard Conte / Philadelphia Orchestra||14:15|
|5||4. Toccata (Moto perpetuo): Allegro moderato Joseph Jongen||Peter Richard Conte / Philadelphia Orchestra||7:14|
|6||Pomp and Circumstance Military March in D major, Op. 39, No. 1 Edward Elgar||Peter Richard Conte / Philadelphia Orchestra||7:13|