Spreckels Organ Society Presents “Bach to Bowie”

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Due to travel complications, The Spreckels Organ Society announced that the previously announced artist, Kevin Bowyer, organist to the University of Glasgow in Scotland, will not perform this season.

Instead, the Festival concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, August 1 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion will feature San Diego Civic Organist, Carol Williams, and the CW Band performing “Bach to Bowie,” a delicious variety of musical selections designed to demonstrate the fresh sound of the newly updated, 100 year old Spreckels Organ, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world. The concert is free and suitable for all ages.

Carol Williams and members of the CW Band present “Bach to Bowie.” Photo is courtesy of Robert Lang.

Carol Williams and members of the CW Band present “Bach to Bowie.” Photo is courtesy of Robert Lang.

“We hope to get Mr. Bowyer to San Diego very soon,” said Ross Porter, executive director of the Spreckels Organ Society. “As with any festival there are many moving parts, and the stars don’t always line up, but this change has given us the opportunity to bring back the artists from one of our best attended Spreckels Organ concerts ever.”

“The concert will be two-pronged, and all classic,” said Carol Williams, San Diego Civic Organist. The first half I will take the Spreckels Organ through her paces performing some of the world’s most beloved music for the organ, as well as my own compositions. The second half, we’ll jump to the music of a truly modern classic, the late, great David Bowie.”

The Spreckels Organ Society’s Summer International Organ Festival runs through August 29, Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. All concerts are free to the public and open to all ages. Music-loving pets on leash are welcome. Light snacks, beverages and unique gifts are available on the pavilion grounds, and proceeds from donations benefit the nonprofit Spreckels Organ Society, working to preserve, program and promote the great Spreckels Organ as a world treasure for all people.

For more information about the Society including a listing of upcoming concerts, visit SpreckelsOrgan.org.

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