Place de la Musique
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The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique" is a private museum, Barrington Hills, Illinois, United States, known for its collection of antique music machines—which includes phonographs, player pianos, fairground and band organs, calliopes, and a large theater pipe organ. It is located on the estate of Jasper and Marian Sanfilippo. It is sometimes referred to as the Sanfilippo Collection.
The Wurlitzer company built the theater organ in 1927 as their Opus 1571. It is one of the largest theater pipe organs in the world, currently having about 80 ranks and approximatly 6000 pipes. It was originally built for the Riviera Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska. It has been restored and expanded under David Junchen, after the museum installed it in a purpose-built music room. The organ uses extension to produce some tones.
The Sanfilippo Foundation is an organization associated with the museum. It helps charities use the Sanfilippo Estate and its collections for fundraising efforts.
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