Spreckels Organ Society

Concert Online September 6 at 2 p.m.

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK to the concert on Sunday September 6 at 2 p.m., when you can watch the video of Raul´s concert on the Spreckels Organ. You may click the image below to get there, too.

Music Program for Sept. 6:

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

John Lennon (1940-1980)
Imagine
-arranged for organ by Raúl Prieto Ramírez

Annon. 18th century
Batalla Famosa

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Ave María from Arcadelt S.183/2

César Franck (1822-1890)
Pièce Héroïque


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Jared Jacobsen 1947-2019

He was our friend and our 5th Civic Organist. Though his tenure on the Spreckels bench was early in his career (1978-85), Jared stayed connected to the Spreckels Organ Society and was serving on the Board of Trustees at the time of his death in a car accident August 27, 2019.

Organist Jared Jacobsen with Spreckels Organ Co-Curator Dale Sorensen, 2014

Earlier this summer, the Chautauqua Institution, Jared’s eastern home, held a memorial concert for him, and their website maintains a link to his final recorded performance of Handel’s Largo on August 7 last year.

To honor Jared, the Spreckels Organ Society has named its Education Fund for him. This Dedicated Fund underwrites the visits made by elementary school class groups to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion for mini-concerts and a peek backstage.

The support by members and Trustees offered up in honor of Jared have allowed Fund to offer a foundation on which to plan more ¨distance learning¨ options for educational programs, identifying projects that can introduce the organ to students everywhere. (Click here to make a donation.)

Around Thanksgiving of 2019, the Society held a special Memorial Concert for Jared on what turned out to be a fairly warm November 23. Organists Raúl Prieto Ramírez and Robert Plimpton joined with other artists to honor Jared’s life and music. Here’s a link to photos, including pictures of the program that offered tributes to Jared from every quarter.

Click here for a biographical sketch of Jared, accompanied by almost 20 of the musical programs for his recent Sunday afternoon concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion as a substitute for the current Civic Organist, reaching back to Christmas Day of 2016.

Sunday August 30: Link to Online Concert

CLICK HERE TO CONNECT to the site for the hour-long concert of the Spreckels Organ that will premiere on Sunday August 30 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time. You can also click the image above.

Musical Selections for this Sunday’s Concert:

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Improvisation Op.150 N.7

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude & Fugue in D Major BWV 532

Movie Time!
Marvin Hamlisch & Edward Kleban, One
-arranged for organ by Raúl Prieto Ramírez

Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-1667)
Canzon V FbWV 305

Glenn Miller (1904-1944)
Moonlight Serenade

Félix Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Finale, from Sonate N.2 in D Major Op.50

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August 23: Online Concert at 2 pm

HERE IS THE LINK to Sunday’s concert on YouTube. Premiere at 2 pm. Pacific Time

Eugene Gigout (1886-1971)
Toccata in B minor

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude & Fugue in C Major BWV 531

Movie Time!
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
-arranged for organ by Raúl Prieto Ramírez

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Preludium in D minor BuxWV 140

Félix Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Pastorale, from Sonate N.1 in D minor Op.42
Finale, from Sonate N.1 in D minor Op.42

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August 16: Online Concert at 2 pm

HERE IS THE LINK to Sunday’s concert on YouTube. Premiere at 2 pm. Pacific Time

Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
Magnificat VI Gloria Finale

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fugue in G minor BWV 542

John Kander & Fred Ebb
New York, New York
-arranged for organ by Raúl Prieto Ramírez

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Preludium in C BuxWV 137

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Symphonic Poem “Prometheus” S.99
-transcribed for organ by Jean Guillou

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