How About a Little Pipe Music at Geffen Hall?

The planned $550 million ‘reimagination’ of the home of the New York Philharmonic should include a real organ.

When officials at Lincoln Center, earlier this month, announced details of the planned $550 million “reimagination” of Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, one detail was conspicuously absent: whether the new space would have a pipe organ.

According to Adam Crane, vice president of external affairs for the orchestra: “There will be an organ. We just don’t know what type it will be, whether a pipe organ or a digital one.” That and other aspects of the hall are in the design and development stage, he added, with...