Clark's Grove UMC to host organ recital
IRISH VALLEY - Clark's Grove United Methodist Church will host an organ recital by Marcos Krieger at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Krieger, an associate professor of music and chapel organist at Susquehanna University, is a keyboard artist with extensive training in early music and early keyboard technique.
While pursuing his doctoral degree under the supervision of the renowned Bach scholars Quentin Faulkner and George Ritchie, Krieger studied the keyboard literature of central Germany. He expanded his repertoire by further studies in Spain, Italy and Germany, exploring the Iberian and Italian repertoire and technique for early keyboards.
A citizen of Brazil and Germany, Krieger was raised in the Brazilian Amazon region, where his parents are missionaries to the Xerente tribe. He started his musical training at the Music Conservatory of the Universidade Federal de Goiás, in Brazil. After further studies in Germany, he relocated to the U.S. and completed graduate degrees at Brigham Young University and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Krieger has performed solo organ and harpsichord recitals in Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Canada and the U.S. In addition to his solo organ and harpsichord recitals, he often performs with early music ensembles, having played for all the major orchestral and choral works of J.S. Bach and Heinrich Schütz, among others. He is also an active musicologist and ethnomusicologist and produced works on the Christian hymnology of the Xerente Tribe, Portuguese Lyrical Diction and early music treatises related to keyboard repertoire.