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.
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.
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:
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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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
Click here to join the musical family of the Spreckels Organ Society.
John D. Spreckels Centennial Blast Founder Vivian Evenson