Technician Peter Batchelder, an organist from New York City, works on some of the pipes in the Orchestral String division in a chamber of the world’s largest playable pipe organ located overlooking the Grand Court in the Macy’s Center City Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 28, 2008. The various chambers in the organ, which weighs 287 tons, have 28,482 pipes (ranging from only an inch long to 32 feet) in 461 ranks of pipes. It has been played every business day since John Wanamaker’s new department store opened in 1911. Picture taken October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES SOCIETY BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT) via http://dfilter.livejournal.com/571510.html
The Philadelphia Regional Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America is holding its next meeting in March. Please save the date and join us! The details are below.
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tour: Wanamaker Organ Concert and Tour
5:30-6:15 pm Organ concert in Grand Court (meet by Eagle Statue)
6:30-8:00 pm Tour of organ including console and pipe chambers
8:00-9:30 pm Social time at a local restaurant (Location TBD)
Location: Macys 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cost: The tour costs $16, which goes to the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ, the organization that upkeeps the organ.
Pay as you go for the social time.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
By March 9, 2015
Please feel free to pass this information along to your colleagues. We look forward to seeing you there!
Meeting Announcement Mar2015