The Spreckels Organ Society lights up San Diego summer nights with the International Summer Organ Festival – an inspiring lineup of free outdoor concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, each designed to demonstrate the fresh sound of the historic 1914 Spreckels Organ, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world.
Monday, June 24—Tribute To Pink Floyd & Led Zeppelin (featuring local artists)
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! This popular concert draws a diverse crowd of over 5000 locals and will kick off the summer.
Monday, July 1 – Raúl Prieto Ramírez, USA/Spain
Monday, July 8 – Dave Wickerham, USA
Monday, July 15 – Rising Stars
Monday, July 22 – Peter Richard Conte, USA, with Andrew Ennis, USA Organ Four Hands, and Organ & Flugelhorn duo
Monday, July 29 – Hector Olivera, USA/Argentina
Monday, August 5 – Thomas Ospital, France
Monday, August 12 – Isabelle Demers, USA/Canada
Monday, August 19 – Gunnar Idenstam, Sweden
Monday, August 26 – San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez and Symphonic Musicians: Organ Duo, Trio, and Quintet
Saturday, August 31 – Finale: Silent Movie Night with Clark Wilson, USA
5:30pm: Spreckels Fundraising Party at the Japanese Friendship Garden, 7:30pm: Concert begins
It’s the most popular concert of the festival, drawing audiences of all ages into the thousands, and it’s in great hands with organist Clark Wilson who has been called a “master of silent film, and showman of the first order.” Wilson has recorded seven albums, concertized in the US, Canada and England, and done extensive silent movie accompaniment across the nation including Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall where he is invited back year after year.
Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.
For the ultimate guide to planning your San Diego vacation, view and download the San Diego Visitor Planning Guide, packed with useful information that will help you plan the perfect San Diego getaway.
English | Change Language