Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday Concert: August 12

At 2 p.m., 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
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata, adagio and Fugue in C Major BWV 564
Cameo appearance – Reilly Xu, Monday Night Concert Artist
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Eugene Gigout (1844-1925)
Toccata in B minor (from Dix Pièces pour Orgue, 1890)
Cameo appearance – Bruce Xu, Monday Night Concert Artist
George Harrison (1943-2001)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
William Walton (1902-1983)
Orb and Sceptre
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
I-Allegro (from Symphony VI Op.42/2)
National Anthem

Photos – August 6 concert

Lisa Shihoten and Ken Cowan offered a beautiful music program on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Ken leads the appaulse for Lisa's performance.

For the full set of pictures taken by volunteer photographer Bob Lang, go to:


Photos – Chelsea Chen and Joseph Lee concert

It was a beautiful warm evening on July 29, 2018 for a superb concert by Chelsea Chen and Joseph Lee. The full set of Bob Lang’s photos can be enjoyed at:


Monday August 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The International Summer Organ Festival continues this Monday with Ken Cowan, Organ and Lisa Shihoten, Violin, offering the following selections:

The Stars and Stripes Forever John-Philip Sousa (1854-1932) (arr. Cowan)

Garden Scene from Much Ado About Nothing Erich Korngold (1897-1957)

Violin Concerto in E minor Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) Allegro molto appassionato Andante Allegretto non troppo-Allegro molto vivace

Chaconne in G minor Tommaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745) (Arr. Leopold Auer)

Sinfonia, from Cantata No. 2 Johann Sebastian Bach (1695-1750) (arr. Marcel Dupré)

Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27, No. 2
Eugene Ysaÿe (1858-1931) I: Obsession

Improvisation on “Nearer My God, To Thee,” W.17 Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

This concert is sponsored by Jerry and Lily Lang and Children, continuing the support of  their grandparents, Vivian and Oberlin Evenson, who gave so much of themselves to the Spreckels Organ Society and to this Festival. See the Program Book (right-hand column) for more information about the Festival concerts. 

Concert program for Sunday at 2 p.m.

Free hour-long Organ Concert by Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez, with the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata and fugue in D BWV 565

Movie time!
Moonlight Serenade
I Could Have Danced All Night

4 Anonims collected by Antonio Martín y Coll (1650-1734)
-Entrada de clarines antes de tocar canciones
-El Villano
-Danza de hachas

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Berçeuse Op.31 N.19

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Prelude, fugue and chaconne in C BuxWV 137

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Choral prelude ‘Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier’ BWV 731

Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)
I-Allegro, from Symphony VI Op.42 N.2

National Anthem