Spreckels Organ Society

Photos – Concert of Sunday, March 1

For locals, the date felt like winter … !

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Great photos from Bob Lang.

Sunday March 22 at 2 p.m: All-Bach Celebration

SPRECKELS ORGAN SOCIETY AND SAN DIEGO CIVIC ORGANIST

RAÚL PRIETO RAMÍREZ PRESENT AN:

ALL BACH CELEBRATION

In honor of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Birthday

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park

No cost admission

The Spreckels Organ Society presents an All Bach Celebration concert in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday (1685-1750). Celebrate with San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez on Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

A magnificent baroque-era composer, Bach is arguably the most famous composer of all time and many of his most familiar works were written for the pipe organ. Experience musical excellence when Ramírez performs Bach’s work on San Diego’s Spreckels Organ, the largest outdoor musical instrument in the world. Musical selections will include many well-known works including the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez is an elite International Concert Organist known for his powerful personality, passionate expressiveness and Mediterranean sense of musicality. As the only full-time Municipal Organist in the world, Raúl presents 52 different programs a year in San Diego, most of which are performed entirely from memory. In addition to which he enjoys a busy international schedule with concerts at major Festivals and Concert Halls.

“I encourage all San Diegans to fully enjoy what makes San Diego such a unique and special place,” said Ramírez, “and to come to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion to open their hearts and soul for a weekly dose of passion for life through the amazing power of music.”

Concert Program: Sunday March 1

At 2 p.m., enjoy a free hour-long Organ Concert by Raúl Prieto Ramírez, San Diego Civic Organist, offering the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful, arranged by Raúl Prieto Ramírez

EXPO March (Fred Stansfield) for pedals alone – arrangement by SDCO Raúl Prieto Ramírez

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565

Movie time!

Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive -arranged by SDCO Raúl Prieto Ramírez

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) – Toccata in D minor BuxWV 155

Alexander Guilmant – Pastorale and Finale from Sonate N.1 in D minor

National Anthem, arranged by Raúl Prieto Ramírez

This Concert is Dedicated to The Thursday Club- Their Annual Rummage Sale Aids Balboa Park Institutions, Including Spreckels Organ Society.  Shop On! March 7 & 8 – Balboa Park Activity Center—2145 Park Blvd.

Concert Program for Sun. Feb 23

At 2 p.m., San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez will present a free hour-long concert with the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful, arranged by Raúl Prieto Ramírez

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude in C Major BWV 531-1

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Fugue in C Major BWV 531-2

Movie time!

New York, New York

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Prelude, fugue and chaconne in C BuxWV 137

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody -arranged by Raúl Prieto Ramírez

–        The audience’s favorite choice from last week’s program

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude Choral “Liebster Jesu wir sind hier” BWV 732

Felix Alexander Guilmant (1837-1911)

Pastoral and Finale from Sonate N.2 Op.50 in D major

National Anthem, arranged by Raúl Prieto Ramírez

Photos – Sun Feb 16

Sunshine at the Pavilion on the Sunday after Valentines Day.

Enjoy all the photos by Bob Lang at:

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