Blackwood Pipe Organ Concert to Benefit Make-A-Wish- featuring acclaimed organist Pierre Fracalanza

On Sunday, July 21, 2019, the Blackwood Theater is hosting its annual pipe organ concert to benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This year’s concert will feature Pierre Fracalanza, an acclaimed organist from Livonia, Michigan.

The concerts will be held at 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., with a reception in between, at 118 Blackwood Lane, Harrisville, Pa. A suggested donation of $40 is asked of each guest and will be collected the day of the event.

Fracalanza has been playing piano and organ since he was just three years old. By the age of eight, he was playing in churches, and at 16, he was a church organist and music director. He attended the renowned Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and spent the first half of his career playing in Detroit’s exclusive clubs and restaurants. Now 54 years old, Fracalanza is a full-time church musician/concert performer and has added audio and visual components to his work, channeling the workmanship of popular musicians.

Since 1991, Ben Robertson and Don Fink have hosted a pipe organ concert to help create life-changing wishes for local children diagnosed with critical illnesses. To date, the event has raised $419,076 to fund wishes in Butler County.

To make reservations, please call Ben Robertson at 724.735.2813.

For more information about the event, please contact Make-A-Wish Director of Development Stephanie Pugliese at


Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a nonprofit organization that creates life-changing wishes for children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with critical illnesses. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 19,000 wishes. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at 800.676.9474 or visit