March 19th 5:30pm

San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez, the Spreckels Organ Society, the San Diego Diplomacy Council and Forever Balboa Park invites you to a special performance in support of Peace, Dignity and Democracy.  All donations received at the concert will be used to provide humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refuguees (donate)

With the Support of

The San Diego Diplomacy Council: the Council’s mission is to create professional, cultural, and educational experiences that connect people and organizations, driving positive changes in themselves, their communities, and the world
Forever Balboa Park:  Forever Balboa Park is the City of San Diego’s partner in advocating for the greater good of Balboa Park. Its focus is to sustain the park’s legacy, enhance its many assets, and collaborate with park stakeholders to envision and execute future plans to benefit both residents and visitors for decades to come. It brings valued resources to the park as a convener and organizer, raising funds and cultivating volunteers to realize and activate projects, programs, and services for the best interests of the park and the greater San Diego community

Ukrainian Refugees

All contributions (no overhead) will be used to provide humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees through Operation USA

Confirmed Artists supporting the Event

Sarah-Nicole Carter, mezzo-soprano

Anna Belaya, soprano

Michael Sokol, Baritone

Laynee Dell Woodward, soprano

Chloe Lou

Rock Band Vocals

Lauren Leigh Martin

Rock Band Vocals

Richard Tbone Larson

Rock Band Drummer

Kenseth Tibideau

Rock Band Bass Guitar

Ben Zinn

Rock Band Guitar

Raúl Prieto Ramírez

San Diego Civic Organist - Artistic Director Spreckels Organ Society

Free & Open to the Public · Program

The Concert will start at 5:30pm with Opera Arias from Mozart's "Cossi fan tutte" followed by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez performing solo at the largest open-air musical instrument in the entire world and finishing with the Organ Pavilion Rock Band with songs by The Beatles, Pink-Floyd, Black Sabbath, AC/DC and Deep Purple. The entire concert is expected to last for about 90 minutes

About the Concert

“This concert is a call for peace with no political affiliation,” said Raúl Prieto Ramírez, San Diego Civic Organist. “We see the current events as an opportunity to call for human dignity and peace. When JD Spreckels donated the organ to the City of San Diego, it was meant to be not just an entertainment tool, but a tool to feed every human soul with deeper and more delicate emotions to grow our human values.”  

The Spreckels Organ Society – as the cultural organization – seeks ways to honor Spreckels’ philanthropic gift to the City by building upon its wish to support the uniqueness, value, and importance of the individual human soul, which is highlighted through music as an intimate experience of inner self. The Spreckels Organ Society’s trustees believe in that duty. The Society’s educational program constantly seeks to grow in that mission as well.

The Spreckels Organ Pavilion hosts weekly concerts each Sunday at 2 p.m. Beginning last Sunday, and continuing until the crisis in Ukraine ends, each Sunday concert will start with the National Anthem of Ukraine. Prieto Ramirez will also dress in the Ukrainian colors to spread awareness and support for all of those affected.