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:
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.
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
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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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
Network for Good
Spreckels Organ Society Operations Investment Fund
Fred and Linda Bartz
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
Jerry and Esmerelda Miller
The Estate of Jack and Irma Redfern
Dan and Mary Rinehart
Leslie Wolf Robb
Carolyn Stamey, in memory of Bill Fullerton
Frequent contributions from:
Don and Lois Holst
Richard Vande Noord
Bill and Jennifer Wacenske
Online donors ($100 or more):
Charles and Leah Burger
Luke Cowell and Joy Phillips
Helen Burgess Dorian
Eugene and Dianna Farnsworth
Jon Monda and Robert Johnson
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
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
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John D. Spreckels Centennial Blast Founder Vivian Evenson