Welcome to another My Town Monday post!
If you ever visit San Diego, you must make a point of spending time at Balboa Park. And while you're there, wander by the
Spreckels Organ Pavilion. In fact, you won't be sorry if you plan your day around a free concert at the Pavilion. These mostly occur on Sundays from 2:00 - 3:00. Here is the 2010 calendar
Some fun facts about the Spreckels Organ Pavilion:
-John Spreckels, (1853-1926), donated this outdoor pipe organ for the Panama-California Exposition, held in San Diego in 1915
-This is the world's largest outdoor musical instrument.
-The organ weighs almost 100,000 pounds and has over 4,500 pipes. Some are 32 feet high, while others are the size of a pencil. A super huge rollaway door, weighing over 20,000 pounds) protects the organ from weather when not in use.
-The Pavilion seats over 2,400 and is located in Balboa Park
-There will be a special Mother's Day program this coming Sunday.
-San Diego has had a civic organist since 1917 to perform the Sunday concerts. Dr. Carol Williams is our current civic organist.
Here's her website.
Don't these posts make you want to visit San Diego? ;)
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