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The King of Instruments: The Organ
February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This concert offers a majestic and powerful experience with the mighty sound of the organ and the lush orchestral music of Handel and Saint-Saëns. You will be swept away by the regal and awe-inspiring nature of the music, as well as the virtuosic performance of the guest organist Marcos Krieger. Dr. Krieger is a Professor of Music at Susquehanna University who performed solo organ and harpsichord recitals in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and in the USA.
Assistant conductor, Rebekah O’Brien will conduct the contemporary piece “Caught by the Wind” by Jessie Montgomery.
Caught by the Wind J. Montgomery
Organ Concerto in F Major G.F. Handel
“The Cuckoo and the Nightingale”
Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony” C. Saint-Saëns
Marcos Krieger, Organ
Marcos Krieger, DMA, is a keyboard artist with extensive training in early music and early keyboard technique. While pursuing his doctoral degree under the supervision of the Bach scholars Quentin Faulkner and George Ritchie, Krieger studied the Bach Kreis and keyboard literature of central Germany. He expanded his repertoire by further studies in Spain, Italy, and Holland, exploring the Iberian and Italian repertoire and technique for early keyboards.
A citizen of Germany and Brazil, Marcos Krieger was raised in the Brazilian Amazon region, where his parents are missionaries to the Xerente tribe. He started his musical training in Brazil and, after further studies in Germany, he relocated to the United States, and completed graduate degrees at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where he received the Organ Award for Outstanding Achievement and at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE, where he was the recipient of the Borrlson and the Regents Doctoral fellowships.
Dr. Krieger has performed solo organ and harpsichord recitals in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and in the USA. In addition to his solo concerts, he often performs with early music ensembles as a basso continuo player. His musicological research focuses on late Renaissance treatises and early Baroque keyboard repertoire from Iberia and Italy, and their basso continuo sources. His research has been published in the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, and Lithuania. His book “An English Translation and Commentary on Andreas Werckmeister’s Organum Gruningense Redivivum” was published by VDM-Verlag, Saarbrücken, Germany. In collaboration with Gail Levinsky, he published the first annotated catalogue of music for organ and saxophone (Lyceum Press).
A member of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, Marcos Krieger has served in the HKSNA board of directors and is now in his second year as secretary for that organization. He is also an active member of the American Guild of Organists, frequently appearing as a soloist and lecturer in the meetings of the AGO Williamsport chapter. He has also participated on the jury for organ and piano competitions at regional and national levels.
Dr. Krieger is a Professor of Music at Susquehanna University [ELCA] where he teaches organ, harpsichord, and music history. In addition to his teaching and concert activities, he also serves as the music director for Weber Chapel and, since 2017, he directs the University Honors Program.