Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Allen Organ with Hector Olivera at Allentown Symphony Orchestra concert - Miller Symphony Hall


This past Saturday and Sunday the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestra Diane Wittry, presented two unique concerts at Allentown's Miller Symphony Hall. Three works for organ played by Maestro Hector Olivera, put the magnificent Allen digital organ to the test - not an easy feat when up against a symphony Orchestra!

Organ works performed included Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 (the organ symphony), the world premiere of Concertino for Organ and Orchestra (by Eric Ewazen), and The Coronation March - Meyerbeer (from Le Prophets).


 
Hector Olivera playing Allen Organ in the band pit in Allentown
The Morning Call / Robert Cort


The 66-stop, 3-manual Allen organ spoke into the hall with true pipe-like realism through an ample array of 28-speakers. Under Hectors's masterful playing the organ performed from a role of subtle support to full organ, shaking the building - quite noticeably in the Meyerbeer and the Saint-Saëns’


Allentown Symphony Orchestra concert with Hector Olivera
photo - Robert R. Cort


Hector Olivera playing the 66-stop Allen Organ
photo - Robert R. Cort



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Monday, February 13, 2017

New Allen Organ for the Miraculous Medal Shrine, Philadelphia PA



89-stop custom Allen Organ in the Shrine of the miraculous Medal. This spectacular instrument features stops (pipe voices) that were sampled, or digitally recorded from some of the world's most famous organs. Some sounds are taken directly from some very notable organs right here in the Delaware Valley. Once you hear the 'floating' String Division and many of the divisional choruses, you will immediately know from where they came. A very respected organist recently stated that this organ has to be one of the best sounding and satisfying organs in the Philadelphia area that he's has ever played - winded or otherwise!


Nave view of the Miraculous Medal Shrine with new Allen 4-manual organ
4-Manual Allen Organ at the Miraculous Medal Shrine




Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, Philadelphia PA






































Sunday, November 27, 2016

A NEW ALLEN ORGAN FOR MOTHER OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE


We are currently on the process of installing a new 58-stop Allen Organ in Mother of Divine Providence, King of Prussia PA. This wonderful instrument designed by Mr. Rudolph Lucente, is the result of years of experience playing organs for Catholic and Protestant worship. This is a service instrument with all the bells and whistles any organist could ask for in a three-manual organ. The main organ will speak from the front while an independent solo Trumpet will come from the rear.

Stay tuned for more information on the progress of this organ as well as an upcoming dedication concert.


Rudy at the RL58 being installed at Mother of Divine Providence





Parking lot view of exterior of Mother of Divine Providence Church


view of Skinner-style keycheeks and Ivora keyboards - Allen RL58

Our truck outside of Mother of Divine Providence as we begin installing the new Allen Organ

Mother of Divine Providence front view

Rear view of Allen organ and HR-100 speakers during installation

View of Allen Organ walnut sharps and black piston buttons

New Allen Organ for Mother of Divine Providence

Maple Drawknob stems, Rosewood Drawknob faces

Maple and Rosewood Drawknobs - RL58 Allen Organ

Mother of Divine Providence - floor view - center isle

Swell and Great drawknobs - Allen Organ

Preparations for installing Allen Organ HR-100 speakers

Jim Detweiler installing Allen HR-200 speakers for Swell division
















Thursday, November 10, 2016

VETERANS DAY ~ SPECIAL PIANO SALE



Special Veterans Day piano sale going on now through Saturday November 12

GRAFTON PIANO & ORGAN
1081 South County Line Road ~ Souderton, PA 18964
215-723-6900

Artwork for Grafton Veterans Day Sale, digital, verticals and grand pianos


Great prices on any upright or grand piano on our floor, as well as deep discounts on Kawai Digitals.

SEE BELOW COUPON FOR DETAILS


coupon for discounts on digital, upright and grand piano sale at Graftons

CALL 215-723-6900 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Open Thursday and Friday until 8:00PM,
Saturday until 5:00PM




THE TIME IS NOW TO INVEST IN YOUR KIDS MUSIC ENRICHMENT!!
What are you waiting for?

THree family members enjoying playing a Kawai CP baby grand digital piano




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1081 South County Line Road
Souderton, PA 18964

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VETERANS DAY - SPECIAL PIANO SALE



Special Veterans Day piano sale going on now through Saturday November 12

GRAFTON PIANO & ORGAN
1081 South County Line Road ~ Souderton, PA 18964
215-723-6900

Artwork for Grafton Veterans Day Sale, digital, verticals and grand pianos


Great prices on any upright or grand piano on our floor, as well as deep discounts on Kawai Digitals.

SEE BELOW COUPON FOR DETAILS


coupon for discounts on digital, upright and grand piano sale at Graftons

CALL 215-723-6900 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Open Thursday and Friday until 8:00PM,
Saturday until 5:00PM




THE TIME IS NOW TO INVEST IN YOUR KIDS MUSIC ENRICHMENT!!
What are you waiting for?

THree family members enjoying playing a Kawai CP baby grand digital piano





1081 South County Line Road
Souderton, PA 18964

1-877-GRAFTON



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

OWN OR RENT A NEW KAWAI PIANO

Take advantage of Kawai's limited-time offer of interest-free terms or special finance rates to own your new piano just in time for this Christmas Season.



Photo of low interest or interest-free terms for you new Kawai piano from Grafton Piano & Organ



 —  OR —

If you're not ready to commit to buying a new piano, consider Grafton's piano rental plan. This gives you the option of renting to find out if there's any lasting interest - then apply payments to the purchase of your new piano at a later time.


Call us at 215-723-6900 for more information.



RENT OR OWN A NEW KAWAI PIANO

Grafton's piano rental plan gives you the option of renting to find out if there's any lasting interest - then apply payments to the purchase of a new piano.


                                                                       


Take advantage of Kawai's limited-time offer of interest-free terms or special finance rates to own your new piano just in time for this Christmas Season.





    OR

If you're not ready to commit to buying a new piano, consider Grafton's piano rental plan. This you the option of renting to find out if there's any lasting interest - then apply payments to the purchase of your new piano at a later time.


Call us at 215-723-6900 for more information.



Friday, August 26, 2016

Free Concert and Organist Workshop Oct. 1st and 2nd - Miraculous Medal Shrine, Philadelphia PA





Carl Gedeik, principle organist at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia invites the general public to the opening concert featuring the Shrine's new Allen 4-manual custom organ. Dr. Roger Nyquist will be performing Sunday October 2nd at 2:00 in afternoon, showing the massive ensembles and colors of this instrument. Additionally, on Saturday October 1st, Dr. Nyquist will conduct a workshop for organists addressing issues and offering suggestions and practical tips for improving organ playing.

There is no admission cost for either event but we encourage you to call or email us in advance so we can reserve seating for everyone. We'd also like to encourage organists to bring music they are working on & their organ shoes to the workshop!! Call 215-723-6900 or email INFO@GRAFTONPIANO.COM

Recordings used for this video courtesy of Roger Nyquist and Michael Stairs.

Again, Organist Workshop on Saturday Oct. 1st at 2:00PM -- Concert on Sunday Oct. 2nd at 2:00PM.

Shrine address is, 500 E Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Saturday, August 20, 2016

GRAFTONS AND ALLEN CHOSEN ONCE AGAIN AT VILLANOVA

We are thrilled once again to to play a small role at the world-renowned Villanova University right here in the greater Philadelphia area. We supplied our Allen three-manual organ for today's function - New Student Orientation and Registration day. An added surprise was bumping into an old friend of Grafton's - Dr. Mark Bani, Campus Minister for Liturgical Music at Villanova. Helping him get acquainted with our instrument, and catching up on old memories is an example of making what we do a real pleasure. It's difficult to even call it 'work' at times like this!












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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A NEW ALLEN 4-MANUAL ORGAN FOR THE BRYN ATHYN CATHEDRAL

Grafton Piano & Organ has recently installed a new Allen 4-manual Q-410 organ in the rear gallery location at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Bryn Athyn, PA. This wonderful 79-stop instrument was installed with the full organ at the rear as well as a complete full organ Antiphonal at the front - speaking out from the same loft from which the recently installed E.M. Skinner pipe organ speaks from.


New Allen Organ console being unloaded with Terry Schnarr, Ken Coye organsits and Jim Adams Bryn Athyn Cathedral administrtor


The Cathedrals new Allen Organ is more than an organ - it's actually 7 organs! Within the console resides the actual digital recordings of the major organ builders. Most notable of the organ 'Suites' are the English Cathedral (Willis), French Romantic (Cavaillé-Coll), Schlicker (neo-baroque), Arp Schnitger, Aeolian Skinner, etc.


Choir loft photo from side showing Bryn Athyns Allen organBalcony view of Bryn Athyn Cathedral center islelong view of arches and ceiling from Nave of Bryn Athyn Cathedral






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Friday, July 22, 2016

DR. ROGER NYQUIST MUSIC WORKSHOP AND CONCERT - MIRACULOUS MEDAL SHRINE, PHILADELPHIA

This coming October 1st and 2nd the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal will host a music workshop on Saturday (2:00PM), and a concert Sunday (2:00) on the Shrines new 4-manual Allen Organ. Dr. Nyquist is mentioned in 'Outstanding Educators of America', 'International Who’s Who in Music, and in American Keyboard Artists. He received an award for the Outstanding Teacher of the Year - University of California, Santa Barbara in 1967 and also at Santa Clara University in 1973. In June, 1984, Dr. Nyquist was given the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Alumni Association of Augustana College for his career as a concert organist and teacher.


Sanctuary and organ pipes at the Shrine of the miraculous Medal, Philadelphia

ADMISSION IS FREE FOR BOTH EVENTS - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED


  1-877-GRAFTON or 215-723-6900 to reserve your seat




Dr. Nyquist was Professor of Music and University Organist at Santa Clara University for 24 years, on the faculty of Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, and the University of California. Nyquist now is investing full time in his concert career, private organ teaching, and recording.




tall view of the Nave of Miraculous Medal Shrine, Philadelphia PASanctuary ceiling and paintings of the Miraculous Medal Shrine

Front of Miraculous Medal Shrine, Philadelphia PA


A Quantum Musical Experience Dr. Nyquist CD
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