24th International Festival “The Days of Organ – Dies organorum”: MARKO PETRIČIĆ

27.06.2024., 20:00

As part of the 24th festival, the recital will be performed by Serbian organist Marko Petričić, who lives and workes in the United States for many years. Marko Petričić is a newly appointed Assistant Teaching Professor of Organ/Generalist at Ball State University. The program includes works by Buxtehude, Bach, Widor, Reger and Messiaen.

Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637–1707)
Praeludium in F-sharp Minor, BuxWV 146

Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
Adagio from the Symphony for organ No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42/1

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Chorale partita Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig, BWV 768

Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
Alléluias sereins d’une âme qui désire le ciel from the L’Ascension

Max Reger (1873–1916)
Chorale Fantasia Hallelujah! Gott zu loben, bleibe meine Seelenfreud, Op. 52/3

Marko Petričić holds D.Mus and M.M. degrees from Indiana University where he studied with Dr. Christopher Young. He is a newly appointed Assistant Teaching Professor of Organ/Generalist at Ball State University. Prior to this appointment, he taught at the Univesity of Indianapolis. As an active church musician, he is Music Associate/Organist at Northminster Presbyterian Church and was previously Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral and Choir Director/Organist at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Indianapolis. He has presented recitals and master classes at Shanghai Normal University in China, University of Toronto, Canada, and University of Belgrade, Serbia. As an accomplished organ and bayan-accordion performer, Marko Petričić has won top prizes at International and National competitions in Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia, and the United States. He was a member of the jury for the Fort Wayne National Organ Competition twice, and his CD recordings French Accent (organ), and The Years of Pilgrimage (bayan), have received excellent reviews.As an accomplished keyboard performer, he has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions featuring a wide range of repertoire.
His newest CD recording of J. S. Bach’s Clavierübung III on organ and bayan featuring the Northminster’s C. B. Fisk Op. 154 pipe organ was recently released on the MSR Classics label.