Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy New Year From Spreckles Organ Pavillion

 Hello from the Balboa Park's Spreckles Organ.
         Delores Fisher at the Spreckles Organ Pavilion New Year's Day

It's 2015 and the Spreckles Organ is celebrating its 100th year! Despite unseasonably cold temperatures, the Organ Pavilion had plenty of open air concert goer for the traditional free New Year's Day performance.  As the afternoon approached early evening, however, the crowd thinned considerably. Still, we sat wrapped in blankets and warm coats to enjoy the music.

Guest organists and performers have helped commemorate the event. San Diego's Civic organist, from the United Kingdom, Dr. Carol Williams shares the stage with many throughout the concert season too and is always encouraging young and old musicians to expand their musicality.
                                     Dr. Carol Williams San Diego Civic Organist

                                                        Guest Organist

Near the concert's end, Dr. Williams played holiday seasonal music that allowed her to show off many of the pipe organ's special qualities. After the finale, audience members had an opportunity to tour the organ works and to join Dr. Williams on stage.

Regular weekly Sunday afternoon concerts are also free. It's a time to sit, relax and appreciate the gift o John D. and Adolph Spreckles donated 100 years ago .

Also take time to enjoy Balboa park in it's celebration too!

Nikigator statue--Niki de Saint Phalle   (Photo by Delores Fisher)

                               California Tower Balboa Park (photo by Delores Fisher)

Delores Fisher,
New Years 2015

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