Visitors 15
Modified 5-Aug-14
Created 5-Aug-14
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Balboa Park, San Diego, California, August 4, 2014. Spreckles Organ was deeded to the City on January 1, 1915 at the opening of the Panama-California Exposition and has played steadily every since.
The Console and some of the 4,518 pipes, comprising 73 ranks.ConsoleAirplanes land behind the pavilion all evening.Thomas Mellan played one lengthy piece from memory.Matthew said only the pipes with the wooden piece in the mouth of the pipe are used, the others are fakes.There is a nice projection screen to the left of the stage with closeup live photos of the organist's feet or hands.Thomas Mellan in action.A plea for folding money in the donation box to help pay for 5,000 more pipes.Dr. Carol Williams talked then played several numbers followed by Intermission.Carol's dog attended in a tux.