Above: The Spectacular Wonder Morton Organ Console at the Balboa Theatre. Photo by Nancy Kern
After five years of meticulous restoration, a 1929 Wonder Morton Organ will be unveiled on September 13, 2009 at the Balboa Theatre in Downtown San Diego. The organ is a gift to the people of San Diego from the Balboa Theatre Foundation and is now “The Heartbeat” of the theatre.
A celebration brunch will take place on the stage for a limited number of guests at 10:30AM.
At 2PM, a public concert will debut the newly restored organ. The concert will feature Chris Gorsuch, the 2008 American Theatre Organ Society Organist of the Year, as well as Jelani Eddington and Russ Peck.
Tickets for the concert are available at the San Diego Theatre Ticket Office at 619-570-1100 and online at www.thebalboatheatre.org. You can also call Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787. Ticket prices are $50, $40, $30 and $20.