• Italy’s Cagliari Opera at the Basilica

    1826 Orphanage Benefit Concert
    Reconstructed in Collaboration with the Teatro Lirico of Cagliari (Italy)

    16 October 2018 at 7:30 PM

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    * Limited free seating will be available on the day of event.
    100% of all donations for seat reservations go towards the Friends of the Erben Organ, Inc. and the pipe organ’s restoration. Teatro Lirico is graciously donating their time and talent to this effort by performing this Oratorio. We are forever grateful to them.

    Painting of Sisters of Charity by Pietro Gagliardi, 1873. Courtesy of the Sisters of Charity of New York.

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  • Pipes, Pedals and Peals

    “Why preserve this glorious instrument? Because it is unique and irreplaceable…Listening to the transcendent sound of this 19th century American masterpiece will take us where we need to be.”
    —Martin Scorsese

    Happy 75th Birthday

    Click to give Martin Scorsese a timeless musical gift for his 75th birthday!

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    Erben facade

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. We need your help to raise $2 million to keep this iconic national treasure alive.

Your financial support helps us fund the Erben’s restoration, as well as educational and performance programming for people of all ages.

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About Us

The Erben organ is a living artistic and technological masterpiece. It represents the finest extant work of New York City organbuilder Henry Erben (1800-1884).

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Your financial support helps us fund the Erben’s restoration, as well as performance and educational programming around this American musical treasure.

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Our hands-on, minds-on education programs combine science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). The organ is a magnificent amalgam of art and science.

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