Spreckels Organ Society

Photos of August 5 concert

Bob Lang has posted a set of photos from the August 5 concert of organist Thomas Ospital. Click on this link:


Pictured here is an August 5th photo of Society trustee Brandon Carpenter, volunteering as a concert greeter.

Concert program for Sunday August 4

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

America the Beautiful
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
 I-Allegro, from Symphony VI Op.42 N.2
Fun time!
The Simpsons (arr. Raúl Prieto Ramírez)
Invited artist from Paris: Thomas Ospital
You can listen to his complete concert tomorrow Monday 7:30pm
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and fugue in D major BWV 532
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Variations on: Onder een linde groen WsWV 325
Movie time!
 That’s Entertainment
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
 Rhapsody Op.7/1
César Franck (1822-1890)
 Piece Héroïque
National Anthem

Photos from July 29 concert

Robert Lang captured some great moments at David Ball’s concert July 29. Click here to get the whole set:


Concert program for Monday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m.

The San Diego International Organ Festival continues on Monday, August 5th with a 7:30 p.m. concert performance by French organist Thomas Ospital.

Read more about Thomas Ospital in the TIMES of San Diego.

Musical selections:

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Prélude et fugue en Ré Majeur BWV 532

Choral : Erbam’ dich mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Andante KW 616

Fantaisia KW 608
Franz LISZT (1811-1886)
Prélude et Fugue sur BACH

Béla BARTOK (1881-1945)
6 danses roumaines (transcription de Thomas Ospital)

Gabriel FAURE (1845-1924)
Sicilienne extrait de la suite Pélleas et Mélisande (transcription Louis Robilliard)

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Danse-tarantelle styrienne transcription Thierry Hirsch

Mr. Ospital’s concert is sponsored by Lynn Reaser, Scott Reaser, George Hardy and Michael Tassiello, and Dr. Morton and Susan La Pittus.

Concert Program for Monday July 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The International Organ Festival of July 29 features a substitute organist, due to an urgent (but not life-threatening) medical issue for the Society’s scheduled performer, Hector Olivera. In his absence, the organist for Monday’s program is David La’O Ball, MM, Organist at Christ Cathedral of Orange County. Musical selections include:

Fête, Op. 51
Jean LANGLAIS (1907 – 1991)
Ronde française, Op.37
Léon Boellmann (1862 – 1897)
Organ Sonata No. 2
Paul Hindemith (1895﹣1963)
   Quietly Moving
Wondrous Love, Op. 34 Variations on a shape-note hymn
Samuel Barber (1910﹣1981)
The Dancing Pipes
Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)
Fantasie in Eb
Camille Saint-Saens (1835 – 1921)
Prelude on an Evening Melody
Alexander Pattavina (b. 1996)
Mission Cassini
   Ever Closer Orbits
Alan Terricciano (b. 1961)
Dieu Parmi Nous
Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992)