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A new Online Concert on Sunday July 18 at 2 p.m.

Now that “Live” concerts have begun once again at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, the online fans of the Spreckels organ will be seeing a weekly posting of videos that were recorded during 2020 by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez. Every week, enjoy a new video concert recorded at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion featuring San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez. If you’re unable to attend the Sunday concerts in person, CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK to the most recent re-issue of video concerts that premiered during 2020.

San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez offers a special performance to open the annual national convention of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) via video on Sunday, June 27 at 5 p.m. PDT. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK.

On Sunday, June 20, the weekly one-hour concert can be viewed online:

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK .

Online Only, TFN

Last Sunday, June 13 concert video link: CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK

Sunday June 6 concert can be viewed: CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK .

You can still watch the concert of Sunday, May 30 – CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK. The concert will remain posted for several days.

When the U.S. entered World War I, San Diego resident Ernestine Schumann-Heink leveraged her world fame as an opera singer to sell war bonds for Uncle Sam. You’ll find her memorial, dedicated after her death in 1936, at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

Continuing in 2021, all concerts of the Spreckels Organ are exclusively online – not as live events at the Organ Pavilion. This is a continuation of online-only programming that began in March of 2020 to protect public health. The San Diego Park & Recreation Department oversees the Pavilion venue. No organized activity or gathering there is permitted. For music, the one-hour concerts posted weekly are how we keep the music flowing.

For the concert of Sunday May 23 we’ve fixed the link, so just CLICK HERE to watch the one-hour concert by Raul Prieto Ramirez on the great Spreckels Organ. The concert will remain posted online for a few days.

March 21: Bach’s Birthday Celebration
No presence, please… see you online.

Some of Bach’s greatest compositions, an all-Bach program with a twist of humor and illuminating details for those with enquiring minds. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK that will jump to the Sunday concert, which starts at 2 p.m.

Musical selections will include Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor and his charming aria from Orchestral Suite in D, plus other gems.

If you watch the video premiere at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, you’ll be able to participate in live chat with Raul and the organ’s most avid fans. After the premiere, the concert video is available for viewing any time during the next few days.

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On the YouTube screen, please SUBSCRIBE and click the Thumbs-Up “Like” button to help these concerts gain viewership and support.

THANK YOU,

DONORS, MEMBERS, SUPPORTERS!

Historic challenges confront us all. The Spreckels Organ Society and Raul Prieto Ramirez have launched online concerts to uphold the promise of San Diego’s 105-year-old Spreckels Organ to offer musical treasures to all the people of the world, without admission charge.To enable this ambitious initiative at a time when cultural groups and the audiences who support them are confronting the crises of a lifetime, the generous spirit of music-lovers near and far has brought the means of survival to our musical enterprise.

Major support provided by:

City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

The Hervey Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation
Benevity.org
Network for Good
Spreckels Organ Society Operations Investment Fund
Fred and Linda Bartz
Dean Crowder
Commander and Mrs. Robert F. Culverhouse, Jr. (USN, retired)
The Vivian and Ole Evenson Endowment Fund
Richard Forsyth and Katherine Leonard / Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
Robert Kilian and Kathleen Slayton
Jerry and Lily Lang, in honor of Spreckels Organ Society founder Vivian Evenson
May McLean
Jerry and Esmerelda Miller
Michael O’Brien
The Estate of Jack and Irma Redfern
Dan and Mary Rinehart
Leslie Wolf Robb
Carolyn Stamey, in memory of Bill Fullerton

Frequent contributions from:

Marilyn Brown
Michael Cox
Judy Farah
Don and Lois Holst
Koba Kay
Francesca Martinez
Cindy McIntyre
Eileen Nashleanas
Lynn Reaser
Sylvia Rohrl
Sharon Steeber
Richard Vande Noord
Bill and Jennifer Wacenske
Roland Wilhelmy
Melinda Wilson

Online donors ($100 or more):

Andrew Achterkerchen
Thomas Bauer
Teddie Brown
Charles and Leah Burger
Tanya Chen
Mike Cox
Delores Cohenour
James Coleman
Luke Cowell and Joy Phillips
William Devor
Helen Burgess Dorian
Eugene and Dianna Farnsworth
Len Filomeo
Walter Goodwin
Marty Hambright
Jack Lasher
William Lawrence
Beverly Martyn
Maureen McBreen
Judith Menzel
Richard Millican
Jon Monda and Robert Johnson
Laura Roost
Larry Schloss
Ellen Warner Scott
Jim Sicilian and Gracie Cainelli
Nancy and Alan Spector
John Eric Thomas
David Urban, in memory of Mary Elizabeth Miller
Richard Vande Noord
 
and —
more than 1,000 members of the Spreckels Organ Society

Special “Thumbs-Up” for In-Kind support:

  • Manny Aguilar
  • Gary Allard
  • L.W. Blackinton Associates
  • Len Filomeo
  • Dennis Fox
  • Dwight Gordon
  • Jean Samuels and Chester Yamaga
  • Dale Sorenson, Curator
  • Gordon Stanley
  • Arlene and Peter Way
  • Balboa Park Rangers and Public Safety Team
  • San Diego Department of Parks & Recreation, Developed Parks Division

Click here to join the musical family of the Spreckels Organ Society.

John D. Spreckels Centennial Blast Founder Vivian Evenson

Coming Soon: the Society’s Online Gift Shop where you can purchase this colorful history of teh Organ and other unique items.
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