Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday Online Concert: June 13

Concert video premieres Sunday June 13 at 2 pm Pacific Time. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK. Will post as soon as available. If you miss the premiere you can see it later too, for at least several days. Musical Program:

Dimitri Schostakovich (1905-1975) – Lyrical Waltz from Ballet Suite N.3

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Prelude and Fugue in G minor BWV 535

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – Hungarian Dance No. 5

Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia (1561-1627) – (Tiento de) Registro baja de primer tono

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

Liazt – Transcendental Etude “Wild Hunt” 139 N.8

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Our June – now with 33% less gloom!

San Diegans find ways to complain about the weather, no matter what. This time of year, we grouse about the “May Gray” and the “June Gloom” because the coastal low-ceiling clouds known as the Marine Layer continue to hover over the western portions of the city well into the day. Our post-COVID planning is bringing some more sunshine into the picture, though, and when the fog of uncertainty disperses at last, we will let you know.

Today – join us online to marvel at Raúl’s fine artistry at the console of the Spreckels Organ. The concert premieres at 2 p.m. PDT, when you can join in the live chat.


Musical Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach – Fantasia in A minor BWV 561

Agustin Lara – Granada (arranged for organ by Raul Prieto Ramirez)

Girolamo Frescobaldi – Toccata from “Second Book of Toccatas…”

Maurice Durufle – Sicilienne, from Suite Op.5

Franz Liszt – Prelude & Fugue on B.A.C.H. S.260/2

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Memorial Weekend: Sunday May 30

All concerts are online — but soon we hope to have news. This Memorial Day weekend, join us on Sunday at 2 p.m. Pacific Time for the premiere of Raul’s weekly concert on the Spreckels Organ. When you watch the premiere, you can participate in the live chat on YouTube and vote for your favorite musical selection!

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK which we’ll post as soon as available. After the premiere, the hour-long concert will be viewable for a few days.

Musical Program For May 30

Eugene Gigout – Toccata in B minor

Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude & Fugue BWV 541
Bach – Air from Orchestral Suite N.3 BWV 1068 – transcribed by Raul Prieto Ramirez

Discovering the Spreckels Organ with Curator Dale Sorenson

Movie Time!
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar – arranged for organ by Raul Prieto Ramirez

Franz Liszt – Concert Study N.2 “La leggierezza” – transcribed for organ by Raul Prieto Ramirez

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck – Variation on “Onder een finde groen” SwWV 325

Antonio Vivaldi – Flute Concerto Op.10 N.2 RV 439 “La Notte” (trans. Raul Prieto Ramirez)
Largo-Presto (fantasmi) – Largo – Presto-Largo (Il sonno) – Allegro
–>Audience favorite from last week<–

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A News Show Cameo…

We are hoping that the Spreckels Organ may be providing a musical moment on CNN this Sunday, May 30. The news show Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America gathered video in San Diego for the Episode that airs this Memorial Day weekend, Thank You for Your Service.

Raúl played the National Anthem for the CNN video crew, and we’ve got our fingers crossed that his playing — and the iconic Organ — will be part of this hour-long feature news program. CLICK HERE for the link. The show airs at 7 and 10 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, May 30 and can be viewed online after that.


Online Concert: Sunday May 23 at 2 p.m.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK and we’ll see you on YouTube!

Concert Program:

Léon Boellmann (1862-1897)
Suite Gothique oP.25
II-Menuet gothique
III-Prière à Nôtre-Dame

Discovering the Spreckels Organ with Dale Sorenson

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata in F Major BWV 540

Glenn Miller (1904-1944)
Moonlight Serenade
-trans. Raúl Prieto Ramírez

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Flute Concerto Op.10 N.2 RV 439 “La Notte” (trans. Raul PR)
Largo-Presto (fantasmi) – Largo – Presto – Largo (Il sonno) – Allegro

Raúl answer questions from the audience

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Carillon de Westminster, from 24 pièces de fantasie

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