Editorial Review of
Spreckles Organ Pavilion
One of the world’s largest outdoor organs, the Spreckles Organ was donated to the city of San Diego in 1914 by John D. and Adolph Spreckles and has since been played weekly by a civic organist. The grandiose organ consists of over 4,500 pipes, in a variety of shapes and sizes, and is housed in an equally exuberant, ornate casing. Funded locally by the San Diego Comission for Arts and Culture, the Spreckles Organ Pavilion continually grows in popularity as they provide over 100 inspiring concerts each year to local San Diegans. Carol Williams, the current civic organist and artistic director of the program since 2001, commands both the instrument and the audience’s attention; always entertaining the the family friendly crowd. After over 97 years of weekly shows in San Diego, you can be sure that there is something special here. The best part? Concerts are usually free and run through a donation program only. Check out the Spreckles Organ Pavilion for a fun, inexpensive way to spend a night out with the whole family or maybe just with someone special.