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Spreckels Organ Pavilion

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Address: 1549 El Prado, Suite 10, San Diego, CA 92101-1661
Phone Number: 619 702 8138
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Description: The Spreckels Organ and San Diego Civic Organist, Dr. Carol Williams. This...
The Spreckels Organ and San Diego Civic Organist, Dr. Carol Williams. This organ with 4,518 pipes, was a gift from the Spreckels brothers to the city of San Diego on January 1, 1914. Come visit for a free concert every Sunday at 2pm and afterwards you are invited inside the building to view the pipe chambers and historic photo gallery.
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Concert on Sunday

Lovely free organ concert on Sunday's from 2-3. It is an hour long so know before you go. It is very impressive. One of the largest in the world. The organ is 100 years old this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely free organ concert on Sunday's from 2-3. It is an hour long so know before you go. It is very impressive. One of the largest in the world. The organ is 100 years old this year as it's there centennial year. The concert presented various pieces to suit all as well as original pieces. One was special for this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Every Sunday from 2-3pm, there is a free organ concert. Some of the pieces played sounded discordant, but it is quite impressive to hear a 100 year old organ that is one of the largest in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

One of the largest outdoor organs in the world, and free concerts every Sunday at 2:00. Right in the middle of Balboa Park so there's plenty to do before and after.

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Spreckels Organ Pavilion is impressive, as are the Sunday afternoon performances. Volunteers who keep this historical gem in operation are a delightful group, performing a grand service in keeping this 100 year old landmark for this and future generations. Bring your family and some snacks for the only musical experience of its kind in America! Though there's no admission... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The organ itself was gorgeous, all those pipes were inspiring, however, the choices of music left a a bit to be desired. I didn't think any of the pieces chosen to introduce its upgraded status of the addition of new pipes were festive or pleasant to the ear. It was supposed to be festive but aside from the duet with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Every Sunday afternoon at 2pm there is an organ recital in Balboa Park. The organist is always world class and the concert ends with an emotional Star Spangled Banner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I sadly could not stay around for the unveiling of the organ, yesterday at 7:30 p.m The music I was privy to hear was absolutely amazing as the musician was simply warming up. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Every Sunday at 2pm you NEED to pause at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park for one tremendous concert! The Spreckels Organ is now 100 years old and just given a great little face lift and some new sounds. It is powerful and amazing to sit and listen to! The music saturates your whole being! I kid you not,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My dog and I love to stroll through beautiful Balboa Park on a Sunday afternoon after his trip to one of the site's three dog parks and stop by the concert at Spreckels Organ Pavilion. The concerts are high quality, often with guests who are well-known nationally or internationally. Concerts are themed programs that show off the fantastic organ capabilities,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Rushed to San Diego in time to hear the 2 pm Sunday concert. It was beautiful to hear the one hour concert, which had a special spin due to Veteran's day. We had gone for movie night before and that was incredible. I learned that you need to leave extra time to park and walk because parking was hard to... More 

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