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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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Fantastic Local Treasure with Free performances for the community

Fantastic architecture and what a donation from one of the cities founding fathers. Unfrortunatly our travel schedule did not allow us time to see the weekly concert however we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic architecture and what a donation from one of the cities founding fathers. Unfrortunatly our travel schedule did not allow us time to see the weekly concert however we will make sure a future trip allows us to enjoy this Fully.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The organ pavilion is beautiful. The structure is a "must see" while visiting San Diego. Free concerts are offered and the sound is truly spectacular. All of Balboa Park is worth enjoying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had read about the free Sunday organ concerts, and made a point to go check them out while we were in San Diego. The music was beautiful, and you can't beat free admission. It did start raining during the performance, but for the most part the show went on. It turned into a downpour, so most everyone hid out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A Sunday afternoon at Balboa Park for an organ concert is a singularly wonderful experience. It's even special to hear a rehearsal if you happen to be having lunch at the nearby El Prado restaurant. Do a Google on its history and appreciate it even more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We got to enjoy the gentleman rehearsing for that evenings show. Very talented. Excellent music in a beautiful setting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Historical, entertaining, and FREE all in a gorgeous, scenic location. It's definitely a must see if you are in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Every Sunday afternoon at 2 pm there is an organ concert. During the summer months they hold special performances on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. The concerts are a lot of fun - music is energizing for all music tastes. The Civic Organist, Carol Williams, is very interesting to listen to. She has stories to tell throughout the performance. Plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Full disclosure.... I'm an organist. However, this is certainly not a requirement. In fact, it's a perfect chance for someone who's never heard an organ before to enjoy popular music, showtunes, original melodies, and more on one of the world's largest instruments in a unique outdoor setting full of history in the heart of San Diego. The concerts are free,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

What a great way to spend an evening. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings in the Summer, enjoy free concerts and a romantic date experience. Bring a blanket, fruit, and drinks and sit on the northern lawn away from the crowds down in the benches. The San Diego Spreckles Organ Pavillion is a must-see in San Diego.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have seen the Speckles organ pavilion a few times and wasn't ever able to be in town for the concert. So this time when we planned our itinerary I was really excited to add it to our trip. The thing is....the music sounded horrible. It was like off tempo and out of tune carnival music. I stayed through half... More 

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