April 25, 2015
The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble presented a "Centennial Concert" April 25th, at the San Diego Woman's Club, 2557 Third Ave. adjacent to the park. The ensemble partially recreated the New Years Eve, 1914 concert which was the dedication ceremony for the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and was the first event of the exposition. Selections included "William Tell Overture", "Overture to Orpheus of the Underworld" and "I Love You California" (California's state song). The group also performed various Ragtime pieces which were all the rage in 1915.