Rising the full height of the concert chamber behind the stage, the Herman W. and Amelia H. Lay Family Concert Organ serves as the visual focal point of the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. One of the largest mechanical action organs ever built for a concert hall, the instrument is Opus 100 of C.B. Fisk, Inc. of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The construction and installation of the organ was made possible by a generous gift of the Lay family.
On June 21, 2002, over 160 children and adults enjoyed learning about the "King of Instruments" at the Pedals, Pipes and Pizza event sponsored by the Education Projects Committee. More pictures are available to view.
Education Projects sponsored a highly successful Pipe Organ Encounter for 31 students from across the country during July of 2003. More pictures are available to view.