REOPENING CELEBRATION CONCERT

Honoring Essential Workers for their sacrifice during the pandemic

JULY 31

- Each events last between 20 minutes and 45 minutes -

  • 5:30pm  Free Ice-Cream Social provided by Forever Balboa Park
  • 5:30pm   "A Fun Opera for Young Audiences and Families (more info)
The Enchanted Tail is an education platform that exposes children to opera in a fun and engaging way featuring Soprano Victoria Robertson and Tenor Bernardo Bermudez. Developed by https://www.opera4kids.com/

  • 6:15pm "Dancing with the King of Instruments"
San Diego Youth Ballet: The historic San Diego Civic Youth Ballet will present ballet excerpts from classics such as "Coppélia" and "Swan Lake," sharing the beauty of the ballet with audiences, just as SDCYB has done in Balboa Park for over 75 years

San Diego Civic Dance Arts: San Diego Civic Dance Arts of the City of San Diego’s Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing their signature passion and joy to the Organ Pavilion stage once again. SDCDA Company dancers will be performing in “Human” (Collage 2021 Finale Favorite) and a new work to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody with Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez, created specifically for this event

  • 7:00pm "Sabor de México - Dances of Veracruz" (more info)
DanzArts will perform dances from the state of "Veracruz- Tropical region had developed the beautiful musical form know as "Son Jarocho". Y que viva Veracruz

SD Master Chorale will join SD Civic Organist to perform
Wolgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Requiem - Kyrie Eleison - Lacrimosa (from his famous Requiem in D minor)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1877-1827): Symphony 9th Grand Finale (4th movement)
John Russell, Choir Director - Raúl Prieto Ramírez, Organ
Soloists: Tasha Koontz, Soprano - Sarah-Nicole Carter, Mezzosoprano -Todd Strange, Tenor - Michael Sokol, Bass-Baritone

Classic Hits by Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Pink Floyd
Richard Larson “Tbone” drums & vocals - Kenseth Thibideau, bass guitar - Ariel Levine, guitar & vocals - David Gleason, guitar - Chloe Lou, vocals - Raúl Prieto Ramírez, Organ


The Spreckels Organ Society and its Sponsors are eager to provide the enjoyment of this event free of charge for all San Diegans and visitors. Nevertheless  cultural events are not free to develop and perform so every contribution will be greatly appreciated. The Spreckels Organ Society is a volunteer-driven 501-C-3 non-profit organization (Tax ID 33-0299072) that welcomes everyone  to join.

Major Sponsorship provided by

Richard Forsyth & Kate Leonard