Spreckels Organ Society

Monday Aug. 20 – Silent Movie Night

The irresistible Harold Lloyd stars in “Safety Last” (1923) on the silver screen in the organ pavilion. The musical accompaniment will be provided by Steven Ball, whose work at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and other venues has distinguished him as one of America’s leading theatre organists. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with Steven offering “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and a musical suite from “Wicked.” Then once it’s dark, the movie begins!

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., the movie should end by 9:30. 
Food: Enjoy a picnic at the Pavilion. The Japanese Tea Pavilion is open till 7 p.m. with Teriyaki Bowls and Curry chicken sandwiches – The Market Place on Fifth and Maple has a deli – or get Pizza from Pie Craft at 5th just south of Laurel.


Photos – Rising Stars Night

Great photos now online at the link below to show this year’s Rising Stars. Pictured here: Reilly Xu standing at the console to turn pages for brother Bruce Xu.

Click at this link for photos:


Sunday Concert: August 12

At 2 p.m., enjoy a free hour-long Organ Concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez featuring the following musical selections:
America the Beautiful
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Improvisation Op.150 N.7
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata, adagio and Fugue in C Major BWV 564
Cameo appearance – Reilly Xu, Monday Night Concert Artist
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Eugene Gigout (1844-1925)
Toccata in B minor (from Dix Pièces pour Orgue, 1890)
Cameo appearance – Bruce Xu, Monday Night Concert Artist
George Harrison (1943-2001)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
William Walton (1902-1983)
Orb and Sceptre
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
I-Allegro (from Symphony VI Op.42/2)
National Anthem

Photos – August 6 concert

Lisa Shihoten and Ken Cowan offered a beautiful music program on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Ken leads the appaulse for Lisa's performance.

For the full set of pictures taken by volunteer photographer Bob Lang, go to:


Photos – Chelsea Chen and Joseph Lee concert

It was a beautiful warm evening on July 29, 2018 for a superb concert by Chelsea Chen and Joseph Lee. The full set of Bob Lang’s photos can be enjoyed at: