The Legion of Honor’s Spreckels Organ is a spectacular musical instrument created by one of America's most distinguished organ builders. View extraordinary art as you listen to a free concert; schedule outlined below. While limited seating is available, the concerts are designed to be enjoyed in many different parts of the museum and we encourage you to explore the collection as you listen to the music.
Live from the Legion of Honor
Join principal organist Jonathan Dimmock as he plays classical music compositions complementing the Legion of Honor’s collection of European masterworks. This series was recorded live on the Spreckels Organ, an enormous pipe organ built by Ernest Skinner in 1924 and donated to Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco by the Spreckels family.
Check out the “Winter Season” playlist now available on the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s Soundcloud account, and take a closer look at the featured works of art in the link below. Our “Spring Season” will premiere in March 2021.
Jonathan Dimmock is a recitalist, accompanist, ensemble musician, non-profit founder, and writer. A graduate of Oberlin and Yale, he has the unique privilege to have been the only American Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey; he has also served three American cathedrals: St. John the Divine (New York), St. Mark’s (Minneapolis), and Grace Cathedral (San Francisco). Jonathan lives in San Francisco, where he was Music Director at St. Ignatius Church, and is the Principal Organist at the Legion of Honor, Organist for the San Francisco Symphony, Director of Music at Congregation Sherith Israel, Organ Instructor at Sonoma State University, Organ Conservator of the Manuel Rosales Opus 16 at First Presbyterian Church (Oakland), and a freelance performer. He is one of the few organists in the world to tour on six continents. Dimmock has recorded more than fifty CDs and can be heard on the Grammy-winning San Francisco Symphony recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. He is co-founder of the American Bach Soloists, founding director of Artists’ Vocal Ensemble, and Founder and Executive Director of The Resonance Project, which uses music in international conflict resolution. He is a certified teacher of Meditation in Daily Stress and is committed to healing our world through the beauty of music.
The Legion of Honor Spreckels Organ concerts are made possible with support from the Joseph G. Bradley Charitable Foundation.