Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday August 25 at 2 p.m.

Organist Alison Luedecke will present the regular 2 p.m. concert on Sunday August 25, with the following musical selections:

My Country ’Tis of Thee – arr. Christopher Pardini

Felix Mendelssohn

Sonata II:        Grave

Allegro maestoso e vivace

Allein Gott in der Hof sei Ehr – Dietrich Buxtehude

Praeludium, Fuga and Ciacona, BuxWV 137 – Dietrich Buxtehude

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 – J. S. Bach

Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copland

Three pieces by Mozart:           W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Minuet and Trio in C

Adagio in C

Rondo in C

Toccata in G – Theodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Star Spangled Banner – intro by Mary Beth Bennett

Concert program: Sunday August 18

On Sunday August 18, enjoy a free hour-long Organ Concert beginning at 2 p.m. San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez will play the following musical selections, and Monday night’s concert organist, Gunnar Idenstam, will offer a “cameo” piece.

America the Beautiful
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fugue in D major BWV 532
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Danse macabre
Movie time!
New York, New York
Guest Appearance:
Organist Gunnar Idenstam
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Trascendental etude “Wilde Jagd”
EXPO March (played using the pedals alone)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Clair de lune
Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Finale, from Sonate N.1 in D minor
National Anthem

Monday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday August 19, the San Diego International Organ Festival features a public concert by Swedish organist GUNNAR IDENSTAM. According to Gramophone: “His organ compositions occupy their own universe — part hard, progressive rock, part elfin folklore, part nave-shaking French symphony. Idenstam’s touch of the organ is as funky as it is majestic.” A busy and successful career in Europe has kept Idenstam from visiting the United States, until now! The San Diego International Organ Festival has the honor and privilege of presenting him in the US. Concert Program:

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) Arr. Gunnar Idenstam
Danse de Neptune in C Major
Chaconne de l´Amour médecin
Menuet pour les Trompettes
Marche pour la Cérémonie turque

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata in F Major BWV 540

Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840) Arr. Gunnar Idenstam
Paganini Variations for feet

Gunnar Idenstam
Suite from Metal Angel:
Falling Angel
Gothic Garden

Maurice Ravel / Arr. Idenstam
La valse Poème chorégraphique pour orchestre
Pavane pour une infante défunte


Photos: Isabelle Demers concert Aug 12

Robert Lang’s photos of the August 12 concert are now posted online at:


Isabelle Demers played a fine concert!

Here’s a special note about the Society’s hardworking volunteer photographer: Bob’s work is posted at Nelson Photo Supplies as their featured artist of August 2019. Go by their new location to see some of Bob’s most exciting photos:

Nelson Photo Supplies

3625 Midway Drive, Suite J
San Diego, CA  92110
Monday-Friday 9am-6:00pm
Saturdays 9am-5:30pm
Most Sundays Noon-4:00pm
Come to the store to greet Bob at the reception on Thursday August 22 at 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday August 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Raúl will play the Spreckels Organ for an hour as a special feature of the “Twilight in the Park” concert series, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday August 13. Musical selections will be announced from the stage. As always, this is a free concert. COME EARLY to enjoy the FREE ICE CREAM furnished by the Friends of Balboa Park, whose annual Ice Cream Social is part of the concert.