Spreckels Organ Society

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.

Program for Monday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m.

On Monday night Augsut 12 at 7:30 p.m., the International Organ Festival continues with a concert by Isabelle Demers. Known as the diminutive dynamo of the organ world, she is head of the organ program at Baylor University, Texas, and stands as one of North America’s most virtuosic organists. Demers has enraptured listeners world-wide with spell-binding performances and has enchanted standing-room-only audiences who call her back to the stage with “Demers fever.” Concert Program:

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Organ Concerto in a minor after Vivaldi BWV 593
Adagio senza pedale a due claviere

Jason Roberts (b. 1980) – Two Scherzos

Oskar Lindberg (1887-1955) – Gammal Fäbodpsalm

Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) – Choral Improvisation sur le Victimae Paschali Laudes

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Allegro con brio from Symphony #5 op. 67 in c minor, trans. Demers

Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
Douze études pour les pieds seulement

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) – Three Movements from Petrushka, trans. Demers
Russian Dance
Petrushka’s room
The Shrovetide fair

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