2015 Summer Organ Festival

Pavilion-Dusk-2014-MikeCox2015 Centennial International Summer Organ Festival
All Concerts: Monday Nights
7:30 p.m—June 22 to Aug. 31
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Balboa Park – San Diego
Free Admission

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22 June—Robert Plimpton and Jared Jacobsen
Presenting “100 Years of Excellence in Music” including a newly-commissioned work by composer Joe Utterback for the Spreckels Organ Centennial.
Warmed by the moment in her backless golden gown, she plays on.
29 June—Welcome, American Guild of Organists! Carol Williams
San Diego’s Civic Organist since 2001, and the world’s first woman Civic Organist, plays for the America Guild of Organists West Region Convention.
6 July—An American Celebration with Christian Elliott
American Theatre Organ Society’s 2009 “Organist of the Year” presents a red-white-and-blue concert preceded by the Society’s annual “Bach’s Supper.”


  13 July
Aaron David Miller
Prize-winning composer and renowned concert organist, with a program that includes newly-commissioned music for the Spreckels Organ.

  20 July—Rising Star Night featuring award-winning USC student Thomas Mellan, soprano Christen Horne and Carlos Aguilar on flute, plus an award-winning organist from the American Theatre Organ Society.


  27 July—Isabelle Demers
Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University, this international concert artist is a hit with fellow organists.

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3 August
Olivier Latry
A night to remember, with the organist from the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris.

Turk-Gordon-2007a-Harrington  10 August – Gordon Turk
A favorite of Spreckels audiences for his improvisation and showmanship. He is the organist of the Ocean Grove Auditorium, New Jersey.

Paul Jacobs
Grammy award-winning organist and Chairman of the Organ Department at The Juilliard School in New York.

MacKenzie-Donald-2014-Lang-Cox-edit   24 August
Silent Movie Night: Donald MacKenzie
Scottish theatre organist Donald MacKenzie of London’s Odeon Theatre returns for another exciting night of film and music. The movie stars San Diego High School graduate Harold Lloyd in the hilarious “For Heaven’s Sake” (1926)

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100 Years of Broadway
Carol Williams hosts San Diego native Clark Sterling for a musical salute, “100 Years of Broadway,” joined by soprano Lisa Vroman, and tenor Michael Dailey. Enjoy Broadway hits of Gershwin, Kern, Sondheim, Lloyd Webber, and more – plus a Rodgers and Hammerstein sing-a-long!

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