Spreckels Organ Society

Summer Season Premiere June 25

Monday night, June 25, at 7:30 p.m., the 31st Annual International Summer Organ Festival at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion will premiere with our own Civic Organist, Raúl Prieto Ramírez, playing the following pieces:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

            Fantasy and Fugue in g minor, BWV 542

 Franz Liszt (1811-1886) (arr. Raúl Prieto Ramírez)

            Transcendental Étude S.139 N.8 Wilde Jagd

            Étude de Concert S.144 N.2 La Leggierezza

            Mephisto Waltz No. 1, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke

            (The Dance in the Village Inn) S.514

Franz Liszt

            Fantasie and Fugue on the chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem

            undam from Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète,  S.259

Download the PDF version of the free program book by clicking here.

Photos – Young Organist concerts

On June 3 and again on June 17, four young organists performed onstage. Photo links below with thanks to volunteer photographer Bob Lang. These talented young players were part of the Spreckels – American Guild of Organists local scholarship competition. Thanks to instructors Leslie Wolf Robb, Chris Cook, Martin Green, and Alison Luedecke for their work with these fine students!

June 3 – link: http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2018/180603yo1/index.htm#40

The 2018 AGO - Spreckels Honors Concert awardees.

June 17 – link: http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2018/180617yo2/

Leslie presents the trophies.

Concert Program for Sunday June 17

At 2 p.m., enjoy a free hour-long Organ Concert featuring San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez and four of San Diego’s outstanding Young Organists:

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
     Improvisation Op.150 N.7
San Diego AGO Competition Novice Division:
Nathaniel Powell, organ student
     Janet Correll (b. 1942) Procession of Praise and Fanfare
Katherine Powell, organ student
     Janet Correll (b. 1942) Finale and Trumpet Tune
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fugue in D Major BWV 532
San Diego AGO Competition Advanced Division:
Margaret Campbell, organ student
     Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) from Sonata No. 2 Allegro maestoso e vivace
     Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 533
Stephen Priest, organ student
     Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Prelude in G Major, BWV 568
     Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897) from his Suite Gothique IV-Toccata
Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
     Finale (from Sonata N.1 in D minor)
National Anthem

Programs for Summer 2018

Download a PDF version of the 2018 Program Book that describes artists and their music programs for the 31st annual International Summer Organ Festival. See the column at right, or click here:



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Sunday June 10 program

The free hour-long Organ Concert this Sunday at 2 p.m. by Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez will be featuring the following music selections:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 541
Glenn Miller (1904-1944)
Moonlight Serenade
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude on the Choral: Liebster Jesu, wir sin hier, BWV 731
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Toccata in F BuxWV 157
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Rhapsodie Op.7 N.1
Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Finale (from Sonata N.1 in D minor)
National Anthem