Spreckels Organ Society

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 

Concert program: Sunday July 1

Join the fun with Robert Plimpton, San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus, as we Celebrate America!

Postlude on “America the Beautiful”         John S. Dixon (2010)

Liberty Bell March                    John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

    Hymn of Glory (To the American Legion)

Pietro Yon (1896-1943)

Medley from “West Side Story” Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

March, from Balboa Park Suite:        Michael Burkhardt

A Celebration of Many Peoples        (b. 1955)

Incorporating “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with “Battle Hymn of the Republic” – Commissioned by the Spreckels Organ Society in 1995, in honor of the 80th anniversary of the Spreckels Organ

Patriotic Sing-along – we’ve got the words, you’ve got the voices

The Stars and Stripes Forever            John Philip Sousa

The Star-Spangled Banner


Photos: Festival Opener

June 25, 2018 marked the opening concert of the International Summer Organ Festival.. and the organ was “in the pink” – see all the photos at this link:



Concert program: Sunday June 24 at 2 p.m.

Sunday concerts – every Sunday at 2 p.m. year round! On June 24 Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez presents the following musical selections:


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

   Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 541 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

   Golliwog’s Cakewalk

Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707)

   Toccata in D BuxWV 155

Camille Saint Saëns (1835-1921)

   Rhapsodie on themes from Bretagne       Op.7

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749)

3 movements from his Suite N.1

   Basse et desus de trompete


   Dialogue sur les grand jeux

Movie time! — The Sound of Music

National Anthem

Note also: Monday, June 25—7:30 p.m.  – Premiere Concert of the International Summer Organ Festival – Raúl Prieto Ramírez plays.

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.