Legion of Honor Spreckels Organ

Legion of Honor Spreckels Organ, 2022. Photograph by Gary Sexton

View extraordinary art as you listen to a free organ concert at the Legion of Honor every Saturday at 4 pm.

About the organists

Jonathan Dimmock is principal organist at the Legion of Honor, organist for the San Francisco Symphony, director of music at Congregation Sherith Israel, and a freelance performer. He is cofounder of the highly acclaimed American Bach Soloists, founding director of Artists’ Vocal Ensemble, and founder and executive director of the Resonance Project. He was the first American to hold the prestigious position of organ scholar of Westminster Abbey, and has recorded more than 50 CDs including a Grammy winner with the San Francisco Symphony.

Dr. Joy-Leilani Garbutt is an organist, musicologist, and cofounder of the Boulanger Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting music composed by women through performance, education, and commissions. A Fulbright scholarship awardee, she spent a year in France researching early 20th-century organ music by female composers; her work amplifying female organists has been twice featured in the New York Times. In addition to an active concert career, she also serves as the director of music for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco.

David Hegarty is principal organist of San Francisco’s Castro Theatre, plays concerts at the Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto, and has been playing monthly concerts at the Legion of Honor since 1998. As an avid film music researcher, he specializes in writing and performing transcriptions and arrangements of the music from Hollywood’s Golden Age. He has was editor of The Sacred Organ Journal and has appeared in such venues as Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, the Crystal Cathedral, San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, and Davies Symphony Hall.

Concert schedule

Ticket info

Free for Bay Area residents. Advance tickets recommended. No additional concert ticket required. Seating is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Every Saturday, we offer free general admission to all residents of the nine Bay Area counties; additional fees may apply for special exhibitions.

Contact info

Public Programs
publicprograms@famsf.org
415.750.7694

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