Friends of Balboa Park, a nonprofit that preserves and enhances the legacy and beauty of the Park, celebrated its 18th Annual Awards Luncheon on October 19. This year’s event, themed “Music in the Park,” commemorates musical entities in Balboa Park, and honored San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory and the Spreckels Organ Society. The Millennium Award is presented each year to individuals or organizations that have made important, long-term contributions to Balboa Park. This year, it recognizes two musical entities that enrich the Park. The event also recognized institutions and individuals throughout the Park that have enhanced it throughout the year(s).

“The Annual Awards Luncheon is a flagship event of Friends of Balboa Park, and I am thrilled we can recognize such distinguished talent and unequaled dedication amongst the Park’s volunteers and employees,” said Friends of Balboa Park Executive Director John Bolthouse.

San Diego Youth Symphony