This summer’s San Diego International Organ Festival starts with a bang on Monday, June 24: it’s a tribute night to the music of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, featuring Raúl on the organ accompanied by Richard ‘T-Bone’ Larson (drums), Andrew McKeag (guitar), Ariel Levine (guitar), Kenseth Thibideau (bass guitar) – with a light show produced by “Operation: Mindblow.” –– Yes Virginia, it’s 2019 — !
This concert — and the whole festival — is produced by the Spreckels Organ Society with no-cost admission open to all. For this premiere concert, the Society is offering an upgrade to a VIP package which includes valet parking, reserved seating, concessions, and a special gift from the society.
The front two sections of the Pavilion will be reserved for purchasers of these VIP Packages — but don’t worry: there will be plenty to see and hear in every corner of the Pavilion.
Concert Program: June 24 – 7:30 p.m.
TRIBUTE NIGHT: PINK FLOYD — LED ZEPPELIN
Eugene Gigout: Toccata in B minor, organ solo
Led Zeppelin: Communication breakdown
Led Zeppelin: Kashmir
Led Zeppelin: Thank you
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody, organ solo
Led Zeppelin: The Immigrant Song
Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven
Intermezzo for pedal solo
Shine on you crazy diamond
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Four young organists played the Spreckels Organ on June 16, together with Raúl. Bob Lang was there to get photos. Pictured: Shane Cowell, Nathaniel Powell, Grace F. and Sam Rudenberg. See the full set of concert photos at:
At 2 p.m., the free hour-long Organ Concert features San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez together with four student organists. Musical selections:
At 2 p.m. on Sunday June 9, enjoy a free hour-long Organ Concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez, featuring the following musical selections:
Young organists with instructor Leslie Wolf Robb and Raúl Prieto Ramírez after the June 2 concert. More photos by Robert Lang are online at: