Spreckels Organ Society

Photos: Tribute Night June 24 playing the music of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd

To launch the 2019 San Diego International Organ Festival, Raúl Prieto Ramírez assembled a group of San Diego’s finest rock musicians to offer a musical tribute to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, in a concert that attracted an enthusiastic audience of 3,000. Volunteer photographer Bob Lang was onhand to capture the visual magic. His set of photos can be seen at this link:


Sunday Concerts coming up

The regular Sunday concerts continue at 2 p.m. through the Summer (along with the Organ Festival’s Monday night concerts). On Sunday afternoons, enjoy organ concerts from these fine talents:

June 30 – Raúl Prieto Ramírez

July 7 – Robert Plimpton, with singer Michael Morgan

July 14 – Michael Munson

July 21 – Gabriel Arregui

July 28 – Raúl Prieto Ramírez, who will also play all Sunday afternoons during August.

Concert program for Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m.

Free hour-long Organ Concert by Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez featuring the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful
Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)
Toccata in B minor
Juaquin Turina (1882-1949)
 Orgía (from fantastic dances, arr.RPR)
Zez Confrey (1895-1971)
Dizzy fingers (arr. Raul Prieto Ramirez)
Anon (Spanish XVIII collected by Martin Coll)
 Batalla Famosa
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
 Prelude, fugue and chaconne in C BuxWV 137
Agustin Lara (1900-1970)
Leon Boëllman (1862-1897)
               Suite Ghotique
                        III-Prière a Notre-Dame
National Anthem

Photos – June 16, 2019

Four young organists played the Spreckels Organ on June 16, together with Raúl. Bob Lang was there to get photos. Pictured: Shane Cowell, Nathaniel Powell, Grace F. and Sam Rudenberg. See the full set of concert photos at:


Concert Program: Sun. June 16

At 2 p.m., the free hour-long Organ Concert features San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez together with four student organists. Musical selections:

America the Beautiful
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata in C major BWV 564/1
Randolph Currie (1943-): Toccata on “How Firm A Foundation”
Dennis Johnson (1954-): Johnson’s Ground Bass
Grace Frost (Novice Division)
Alfred V. Fedak (b. 1953): Antiphonal Hosanna
Randolph Currie (1943-): Toccata on “How Firm A Foundation”
Nathaniel Powell (Novice Division)
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Variations on: Onder een linde groen WsWV 325
Zez Confrey (1895-1971)
Dizzy fingers (arr. Raul Prieto Ramirez)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565
Gordon Young (1919-1998): Trumpet Voluntary
Sam Rudenberg (Intermediate Division)
Yoko Shimomura (1967-): Guile’s Theme from “Street Fighter II”, arr. Shane Cowell
Dennis Janzer (b. 1954): Galeries Ancien
Shane Cowell (Spreckels/AGO Intermediate Division Award)
Freddy Mercury (1946-1991)
Bohemian Rhapsody (arr. Raul Prieto Ramirez)
National Anthem