The Sanfilippo Foundation Is Proud to present the "Place de la Musique"

HALLOWEEN SILENT
FILM GALA

Join us for this year's Halloween Silent Film & Gala featuring the 1923 film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" with Jelani Eddigton live on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

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UPCOMING
CHARITY EVENTS

We're always adding new charity events to our schedule. Check out the wide variety of upcoming concerts and special events that use our one-of-a-kind facility.

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PAST PERFORMERS
SHOWCASE

The Foundation offers concerts with some of the world's most reknowned performers in their field. Discover more about some of those that have been here.

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The Sanfilippo Foundation is proud to partner with various non-profit organizations that may be of interest to our visitors. Please take a moment to visit our Partners Page to find out more about these organizations.

The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique" is known worldwide for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, art glass, the world's largest restored theatre pipe organ, the most spectacular European salon carousel in existence, street and tower clocks, steam engines and other functional mechanical antiques, displayed within a breathtaking French Second Empire setting.

The primary motive behind this collection is the preservation and sharing of the experience of these marvelous inventions of the Western World.

The Place de la Musique contains the largest collection of restored automatic musical instruments in the world, including:

  • music boxes and phonographs
  • coin-operated pianos
  • violin machines
  • photoplayers
  • American and European orchestrions
  • dance organs
  • fairground and band organs and calliopes
  • the world's largest indoor theatre pipe organ

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