San Diego International Organ Festival

| May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Monday, June 24 through Saturday, August 31, 2019, the Spreckels Organ Society and Artistic Director Raúl Prieto Ramírez present the 32nd annual San Diego International Organ Festival at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, eleven concerts featuring international talent pushing the artistic boundaries of a traditional sound in Balboa Park’s most majestic open air setting.

The 2019 Festival opens with a Tribute to Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and an unforgettable sound and light show, and continues with virtuoso performances by world class organists from Spain, Argentina, France, Canada, Sweden, and the United States; San Diego Symphony guest musicians; and the always popular Silent Movie Night.

All Festival concerts start at 7:30 p.m., are family and pet friendly, and no cost admission is made possible by the City of San Diego, the Spreckels Organ Society, and its members and underwriters.

Monday, June 24

After last year’s outrageously successful finale concert, Raúl Prieto Ramírez and the Spreckels Organ Rock Band are back, this time to open the Festival with a shot of music adrenaline. Band members include Richard ‘T-Bone’ Larson (drums), Andrew Mckeag (guitar), Ariel Levine (guitar), Kenseth Thibideau (bass guitar).

Light and sound provided by John Roy Sound, a live visual light show using video and analog projectors with oil, water, and digitally created film reels provided by ‘Operation: MINDBLOW’

Monday, July 1

San Diego Civic Organist Evening Spectacular by Raúl Prieto Ramírez, USA/Spain

Monday, July 8

Patriotic Music by Dave Wickerham, USA


Monday, July 15

Rising Stars Night

The Spreckels Organ Society reserves one festival concert each year to showcase some of the brightest rising stars of the organ world. This year the featured performers will be the 2018 first-prize winners of the National Young Organists Competition – Aaron Tan (American Organ Society) and Luke Staisiunas (American Theatre Organ Society).

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