Spreckels Organ Society

June 24: VIP seating packages

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. 

  • Single (includes 1 valet, 1 Goody Bag) $55
  • Duo (1 valet, 2 Goody Bags) $90
  • Carpool (includes 1 valet, 3 or more Goody Bags) $35 per person (maximum 8 per transaction
  • NOTE: Members of the Spreckels Organ Society will get an extra gift in their Goody Bag! Proceeds from the sale of these special VIP Packages support future concerts.

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.
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
Pink Floyd:

Shine on you crazy diamond
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage


Photos – June 16, 2019

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:


Concert Program: Sun. June 16

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:

America the Beautiful
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata in C major BWV 564/1
Randolph Currie (1943-): Toccata on “How Firm A Foundation”
Dennis Johnson (1954-): Johnson’s Ground Bass
Grace Frost (Novice Division)
Alfred V. Fedak (b. 1953): Antiphonal Hosanna
Randolph Currie (1943-): Toccata on “How Firm A Foundation”
Nathaniel Powell (Novice Division)
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Variations on: Onder een linde groen WsWV 325
Zez Confrey (1895-1971)
Dizzy fingers (arr. Raul Prieto Ramirez)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565
Gordon Young (1919-1998): Trumpet Voluntary
Sam Rudenberg (Intermediate Division)
Yoko Shimomura (1967-): Guile’s Theme from “Street Fighter II”, arr. Shane Cowell
Dennis Janzer (b. 1954): Galeries Ancien
Shane Cowell (Spreckels/AGO Intermediate Division Award)
Freddy Mercury (1946-1991)
Bohemian Rhapsody (arr. Raul Prieto Ramirez)
National Anthem

Concert Program for Sunday June 9

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:

America the Beautiful
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Improvisation Op.150 N.7
Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse Macabre (arr. E. Lemare)
Agustin Lara (1900-1970)
Freddy Mercury (1946-1991)
 Bohemian Rhapsody (arr. RPR)
Juaquin Turina (1882-1949)
 Orgía (from fantastic dances, arr.RPR)
Movie time!
 The Sound of Music Medley
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
 Fugue in D major BWV 532/1
National Anthem

Photos: June 2 concert

Young organists with instructor Leslie Wolf Robb and Raúl Prieto Ramírez after the June 2 concert. More photos by Robert Lang are online at: