Enjoy another Sunday in the sunshine at Spreckels Organ Pavilion with a live concert at 2 p.m.
Thanks to photographer Bob Lang for taking photos at recent concerts!
June 27 concert opening earned local news coverage! – CLICK HEREfor the full set.
July 4 with tenor Michael Sokol joining Raúl to sing songs from America’s Revolution. CLICK HERE to see them all.
March of 2021 – a special small-group event honoring Dorothea Laub, whose generous gift made possible the newest addition to the Spreckels Organ, the Majestic Flute. CLICK HERE for photos of the gathering, and you can see pictures of the installation by CLICKING HERE.
Every Sunday at 2 p.m. for one hour, the organ plays. This is the foundation of all concerts. We have been offering “live” concerts since June 27, 2021 and will continue to do so. This Sunday, August 15, we welcome guest organist Michael Munson to the bench!
Twilight in the Park concerts (not featuring the organ, but various bands on the Pavilion stage) are live through August every TUESDAY WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY from August 3 to 30. Click HERE to see the schedule.
Organ Festival concerts on Monday Nights – the usual June-thru-Sept schedule has been pushed back due to COVID. For the 2021 season, these concerts featuring the Spreckels Organ will begin MONDAY AUGUST 30 and go through MONDAY OCTOBER 25. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Artists to be announced.
Halloween Movie / Silent Movie Night – one movie night is scheduled in 2021. It’s the finale for the Organ Festival: SATURDAY OCTOBER 30 featuring organist Mark Herman. Movie TBA.
All concerts are held without admission charge.
Benches seat up to 2,500 people. Bring your picnic, your music-loving pets, and consider joining the Spreckels Organ Society or otherwise donating to keep the music flowing.
Dr. Kenneth Hanson (1928-2021) was President of the Spreckels Organ Society in the early 2000’s as the organization transitioned from the leadership of founder and visionary Vivian Evenson to the consensus-style model of volunteer board leadership that it enjoys today. Ken’s passing in July on his 93rd birthday is noted with regret by all who appreciated his cheery and intelligent leadership and care. An obituary was published in the San Diego Union Tribune onSunday, August 1. Services will be held September 18.
Concerts are once again held every Sunday at 2 p.m. (for one hour), since June 27, 2021. The Society will announce the details of its Monday evening concert series soon. Those concerts will be weekly beginning August 30 and run through Halloween. (Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.) No tickets are issued to concerts, because all concerts are free and open to the public.
Seating is outdoors in the Organ Pavilion, on metal benches that seat up to 2,500 people. Blankets, seat cushions, shade hats, or sun umbrellas can enhance your concert experience. While the Pavilion fills to capacity for Monday evening concerts in summer, you will find ample room to sit at any Sunday concert.
Music-loving pets are welcome, and so are picnics.
Parking is located immediately south of the Organ Pavilion, further south near the Hall of Champions, or across Park Boulevard at Inspiration Point (served by free city tram service).
Join the musical family that preserves, programs, and promotes the Spreckels Organ, and you'll help ensure that this world treasure will keep offering music to all people in Balboa Park, as it has for 105 years! Help us keep a promise to future generations: the music of this great instrument will sustain you, as it does us.