Spreckels Organ Society

Photos: Ken Cowan on July 31

Thanks to Bob Lang and Mike Cox for their great photography – click on this link to see the photos of Ken’s concert on July 31:


Taste fine beers from Hess, Thorn, and other local breweries

A fundraising event for Spreckels Organ Society that’s something new! 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 28. Right next door to the organ pavilion at the Japanese Friendship Garden, celebrate Carol Williams and the finale concert of the 30th International Summer Organ Festival in style! Early Bird pricing at $25 per person.

Purchase online at this link, or in person at the Membership Table at a Monday concert.

Superb beers from San Diego’s finest breweries!

Next-door convenience to your seats at the finale concert!

Celebrate your support of the finest music in San Diego!

Upcoming Sundays: Artists “sin nombre”

At the Sunday concerts from August 6 through October 15, guest organists  will perform without personal identification. In this audition phase of the search for Civic Organist, the finalist candidates will be among the many artists performing during this time period. Therefore, to secure confidentiality for applicants, all organists at the Sunday concerts from August 6 through October 15 (with the exception of Carol Williams on August 27) will be performing without identification, either in print or onstage. The music selections for each concert will be posted here as soon as possible before each concert. Live streaming of the Sunday concerts will be “blacked out” during this time period.

Photos: Gordon Turk’s concert

Bob Lang took some great shots of Gordon Turk when he played at the Pavilion on July 24. Together with Mike Cox, the two have posted a great photo essay available at this link:



Monday July 24 – Gordon Turk plays at 7:30 p.m.

Organist Gordon Turk, a favorite of audiences here and at the Ocean Grove Auditorium in New Jersey, will play the following selections tonight on the Spreckels Organ in a free concert, part of the 30th annual International Summer Organ Festival:

Grand Choeur en Re majeur, Op. 18 – Alexander Guilmant (1837 – 1911)

Adagio (from Sonata 3) – Guilmant

Festive March in D  –  Henry Thomas Smart (1813-1879)

Scherzo – Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)

Adoration – Felix Borowski (1872-1956)

Fantasy and Fugue in g minor, BWV 542  –  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Grande Pièce Symphonique – César Franck (1822-1890)

Ronde d’Amour – Niccolò van Westerhout (1857-1898)

Improvisation – Gordon Turk

Tonight’s concert sponsored by Diane deKirby Vantuno, in memory of her parents
Ivor deKirby (1915-2000) and Edele deKirby (1917-2017), and in celebration of what would have been
Edele’s 100th birthday, July 11, 2017