Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday Sept. 9 Concert Pieces

This week’s free hour-long Organ Concert is featuring Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez launching his GLOBAL PREVIEW SERIES, a set of Sunday concerts offering a musical preview of his upcoming concerts at international venues.

—San Diego Civic Organist on World Tour:

–Concert at Moscow Conservatory Great Hall

–Jury member at Moscow International Organ Competition representing America´s Finest City!

After today’s concert, Raúl Prieto Ramírez will be back on October 14th from concerts in Lyon Concert Hall (France) and the Weidener Performing Arts Center (WI)


Today’s musical selections:

America the Beautiful

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Allegro (from Symphony VI in g minor Op.42 N.2)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude Choral “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland” BWV 659 + Fugue in g minor BWV 542

Jesus Guridi (1886 – 1961)

Triptych of the Good Shepherd, III- The Good Shepherd

César Franck (1822-1890)

Choral N.3 in A minor

Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

Final section from: Fantasia and Fugue on the chorale “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam” S.259

National Anthem


Sunday September 16th – Organist Michael Munson

Sunday September 23rd – Bob Plimpton, San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus

Sunday September 30th – Organist Alison Ludecke

Photos: 2018 Season Finale Concert

The Organ Festival Season wrapped on Labor Day with a rocking tribute to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Great photos by Bob Lang here:


More great concerts ahead! Every Sunday at 2 p.m. This Sunday Sept 9 – Raúl’s first concert of the Global Preview Series, highlighting the selections from his upcoming performance in Moscow.


The musicians of the Society’s 2018 season finale concert (L -R): Shelbi Bennett, Daniel Crawford, Maria Teresa Sierra, Raúl Prieto Ramírez, Ariel Levine and Richard Larson.



Program for Sunday Sept 2

On Sunday at 2 p.m., enjoy the free hour-long Organ Concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez featuring the following selections:

America the Beautiful
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
               Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
               Golliwog´s Cakewalk (from Children´s corner)
Movie time!
That´s Entertainment – La,la Land – One
Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia (1561-1627)
               Tiento partido de mano izquierda por Delasolre
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
               Ave Maria von Arcadelt
Leon Boëllman (1862-1897)
               Suite Ghotique
                              Prière a Notre-Dame
National Anthem
And join us again on Labor Day – Monday Sept 3 – at 7:30 p.m. for the Finale Concert of the 2018 Organ Festival!

Photos – August 27 concert


San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez and his wife Teresa Sierra gave an awesome concert on organ and piano as part of the 2018 International Summer Organ Festival. They’ll return to the stage this Monday night, Sept 3, accompanied by guitarists Daniel Crawford and Ariel Levine and drummer Richard Larson to give the season-finale tribute to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Till then, enjoy these photos of the August 27th concert by the Society’s “rock star” volunteer photographer, Bob Lang:



Photos – Movie Night 2018


Harold Lloyd made a personal appearance at movie night, in the form of volunteer board member Manny Aguilar, to promote the Society’s special water bottles for dogs. All the   magic of this year’s Silent Movie Night, featuring organist Steven Ball, was captured by photographer Robert Lang. Just click on this link: