Organ Concert by John Walko
The Skinner Organ at the Legion of Honor
The Legion of Honor’s Skinner Organ is one of the few indoor/outdoor organs ever made. View extraordinary art as you listen to a free concert every Saturday at 4 pm, except when the museum is closed.
John Walko studied Theory and Composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and Huntingdon College; he studied Piano with Annette Freeze, Andrius Kuprevicius, Tatyana Tsukanova, Liliane Quéstel, and Lili Kraus; he studied Organ and Harpsichord with Dr. Harald Rohlig, Gene Jarvis, and John Balka. ohn performed on location with the symphony orchestras of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Havana, Cuba, for the five-hour silent film Napoleon, to audiences of 30,000 people.
He worked with composer Carmine Coppola and director Francis Ford Coppola in the preparation of film scores, and accompanied the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in the Oscar-nominated film Godfather III. John is Organist at Calvary Church and at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor; he accompanies the San Francisco City Chorus, Diablo Choral Artists, and Bella Musica. He performed with Masterworks Chorale, Cantare Con Vivo, Baroque Choral Guild, San Francisco Boys Chorus, OAKE National Children's Choir, and WomenSing, among others. John performed many solo recitals in the USA; also in Paris, Prague, and on the famed Riga Dom organ in Latvia. John leads organist’s tours throughout France, and was an adjudicator for the Bank District English/American Organ Festival Playing Competition in London.
Free after museum admission. No additional ticket required. Seating is limited and first come, first served.
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