Spreckels Organ Society

Cool lights

The volunteers hear that a lot at the Pavilion from evening passers-by.

Now cooler than ever..!

When the organ is playing at night for a concert or video session, lower-temperature LED bulbs are being used for the lights that show changing colors on the Pavilion. Less heat, less electricity usage, and even more vibrant colors! . Read the full story by CLICKING THIS LINK.

Kudos to Dale Sorenson and lighting chief Len Filomeo for this hip innovation

Next concert: Online Sunday May 23

Sunday online concerts continue May 23 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time. LOOK HERE FOR THE LINK to see the one-hour video featuring Raul Prieto Ramirez playing the Spreckels Organ.

Special New Feature – ask a Question

Raúl would like to answer your questions about music, his career, or the Spreckels Organ. Post your question in the YouTube concert comments, or at the Society’s Facebook page.

No “Live” Concerts at Pavilion!

Some have showed up expecting a live concert, and wonder what’s up. No Live Outdoor Concerts Till Further Notice .. hoping for a thumbs-up from City and County officials soon, but no word yet as to when the live concerts might begin.

Recent concert links :

View May 16 concert — CLICK HERE

View May 9 concert — CLICK HERE.

Taking the Title Concert

Five Years Ago – April 23, 2016:

A second major Centennial concert was held to celebrate the completed installation of all the new organ pipes from the Drive to 5,000 Pipes campaign. It was the “Taking the Title” concert, since the successful expansion effort conferred upon the Spreckels Organ the title of “World’s Largest” outdoor organ once more.

Onstage after the concert: the musicians and artists who gave us the Taking the Title concert, April 23, 2016.

Today we use the phrase, “World’s Largest Musical Instrument” to describe the great Spreckels Organ and the position it holds in the musical world. Click HERE for more of the images from the 2016 concert.

Online Concert April 25

Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m. PDT marks the premiere of another online video performance on the Spreckels Organ by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK to Sunday’s concert, which will be posted as soon as available.

April 25 Program:
Max Reger – Toccata in d minor Op. 59 N.5
Yann Tiersen – La Valse d’Amelie
Dietrich Buxtehude – Toccata in F BuxWV 157
Johann Sebastian Bach – Pastoral in F Major BWV 590
Camille Saint-Saens – Rhapsodie Op.7 N.3
Cesar Franck – Piece Heroique
Star Spangled Banner

Practical help for organ students

COVID has placed many an obstacle for people during the past year, but what if you’re a student of the organ with no place to go and practice? The Spreckels Organ Society has developed a “loaner” program for students of the organ that has solved the dilemma for one local family.

Click here to read about how the Loaner program has helped.