California Palace of the Legion of Honor

dhOn Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.—the first weekend of every monthDavid Hegarty plays Pops Concerts on the sumptuous 63-rank E. M. Skinner symphonic organ.

Repertoire is carefully selected to take full advantage of the ample orchestral resources of the instrument, which includes a full array of percussions normally found only on theatre organs. Each concert generally includes specially crafted transcriptions of Hollywood film music, light orchestral pieces by composers like Leroy Anderson, Eric Coates, and Haydn Wood, and medleys of familiar songs from Broadway and Hollywood musicals.

Legion - General Information


David Hegarty is best known in the Bay Area as the organist of the Castro Theatre since 1978. He also plays regularly at the Stanford Theatre (Palo Alto) and at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. He is a prolific composer/arranger, and, as a concert organist, he specializes in his own transcriptions of film music from Hollywood's Golden Age.

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