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A new Online Concert Every Sunday at 2 p.m.

Join the fun at the premiere of the next video on Sunday May 16 at 2 p.m. PDT. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK to the YouTube video, where you can ask questions, offer comments, and vote for your favorite selection. After the video premiere, the concert will remain posted online for a few days for you to view.

Sunday May 9 – join us online at 2 p.m. for this week’s video concert premiere. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK.

Questions for Raúl — ask a question in the YouTube comments area, or on the Spreckels Facebook page.

Sunday May 2 – concert premiere at 2 p.m. – HERE IS THE LINK

Sunday April 25, enjoy an hour of great music from Raul Prieto Ramirez playing the Spreckels Organ with the Video Premiere at 2 p.m. PDT. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK, which we’ll post as soon as available.

Sunday, April 18 —

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK to the April 18 concert.

Sunday, April 11 —

Enjoy an hour of great music from Raul Prieto Ramirez playing the Spreckels Organ.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK to the April 11 concert.

Sunday, April 4 —

From Sunday April 4 … CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK to the concert.

Next concert: Sunday March 28

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. This week, March 28 at 2 p.m. join the Live Chat and premiere — or view the program later if convenient. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK.

https://youtu.be/4-RnBXGrYKs
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.

No “live” concerts are held at the Organ Pavilion because of the ongoing COVID restrictions. Since last March, however, San Diego Civic Organist Raul Prieto Ramirez has recorded one-hour video concerts that can be viewed on YouTube. Among the exciting hallmarks of the online concerts:

  • Improved capability to capture sounds
  • Inside views of organ Curator Dale “Where’s Waldo?” Sorenson to describe working elements of the organ
  • Raul’s fascinating introductions to his favorite musical selections.
  • CLICK HERE for the link to the concert of February 28.

    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.

    Check out recent concerts using the links below.

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    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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