Spreckels Organ Society

Photos – Alessandro Pittorino

Thanks to sponsors of the July 9 concert by Alessandro Pittorino, pictured here left to right: Judith Trento, organist Alessandro, Jack Lasher (who’s also president of the Spreckels Organ Society), and Michael Drummy.

In addition to the Monday evening concert, Alessandro played on Sunday afternoon, July 8, to another appreciative crowd. Volunteer photographer Bob Lang was onhand to get shots of the afternoon concert, which you can view at this link:


Sunday and Monday: Alessandro Pittorino

From Australia via New York City, Alessandro Pittorino will be playing this Sunday’s concert at 2 p.m. (musical selections to be announced from stage) as well as on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. (Refer to the program book, at right).


Photos – July 2nd concert with Walt Strony

This America-themed concert featured a star-spangled organist!
See all of Bob Lang’s great photos at this link:

August 20 special event

Monday August 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Japanese Friendship Garden.

$35 per person ($40 at the door). Click here to reserve your tickets.

Immediately preceding the annual Movie Night at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, enjoy a Beer & Wine Taste fundraiser next door. We’ll save your seat! All attendees will enjoy reserved seating for Movie Night.

Snacks will be provided, along with excellent local craft brews and wines – plus a souvenir wine glass, while supplies last.

Thanks to the local breweries Hess, Fall, and Thorn – and to the law firm of Hughes & Pizzuto for furnishing the wine and glasses!

Reservations close: August 16 at 11 p.m.


Monday July 2 at 7:30

The 31st Annual International Summer Organ Festival continues with organist WALTER STRONY, offering a musical salute to America:
The Star-Spangled Banner
I Love You, California
     Audience invited to stand and sing along on the above. 
American Patrol March        F. W. Meacham (1856-1909)
Two Songs from Showboat         Jerome Kern (1885-1945)
      Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
      Old Man River
Ragtime Selections
   Rialto Ripples            George Gershwin (1898-1937)
   Solace (A Mexican Serenade)        Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
Armed Forces Salute/God Bless America       arr. Strony 
Battle Hymn of the Republic/When Johnny Comes Marching Home        arr.Wilhousky/Strony
Tribute to Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, and Duke Ellington
      A Handful of Keys    Thomas “Fats” Waller  (1904-1943)
      Lush Life     Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967)
      It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing         Edward “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974)
From the Grand Canyon Suite        Ferde Grofe (1892-1972)
      III. On The Trail
Red, White and Blue Suite          arr. Strony
Stars and Stripes Forever          John Phillip Sousa (1854-1932)
Tonight’s concert sponsored by: 
The Organ Stop – Wayne & Cheryl Seppala 
Ronald and Ann De Fields