If you happen to be in Southern California this summer and are looking for something different to do, Huell Howser has a couple of ideas for you in this episode of California’s Gold.
I’ve been lucky enough to visit the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., but I’ve never seen anything like the living art pageant. It looks like so much fun for both the spectators and the participants!
And even if you love to listen to organ music, have you ever had the chance to go inside the organ itself? The beautiful and historic pipe organ offers frequent summer concerts in Balboa Park, and the people of San Diego are rightfully proud of this musical tradition.
Huell visits two unique outdoor California theaters with long traditions of their own. First stop is the Spreckles Organ in San Diego, the world’s largest outdoor organ. Weekly summer concerts have been an event there since 1915. Then we travel to the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, where the unique art form tableaux vivants, or “living pictures,” is practiced to amazing effect.