Sunday, December 23, 2012
FREE MUSIC TRADITION IN BALBOA PARK
HOLIDAY MUSIC—Most Sundays at 2 pm Dr. Carol Williams performs a free concert outdoors at Balboa Parks venerable Spreckels Organ Pavillion. So close to Christms Day you can expect many holiday tunes this Sunday.
John D. and Adolph Spreckels donated the Spreckels Organ, one of the world's largest outdoor pipe organs, to the City of San Diego in 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition. This unique organ contains 4,530 pipes ranging in length from the size of a pencil to 32 feet and is housed in an ornate vaulted structure with highly embellished gables.
Since 1917, San Diego has had a civic organist, who performs free weekly Sunday concerts through March 3 at 2 pm. Info: 619-702-8138.
Dr. Carol Williams has been the San Diego Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society in San Diego, California since 2001.
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