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Acclaimed Organist Marko Petričić to Close 2010-11 Van Looy Organ Series

Posted: March 22, 2011

3/22/2011 Award-winning organist Marko Petričić will close the Wilson College 2010-11 Van Looy Organ Series with a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 22, 2011
CONTACT: Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Events
Phone: 717-262-2003
Email: kathy.lehman@wilson.edu


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Award-winning organist Marko Petričić will close the Wilson College 2010-11 Van Looy Organ Series with a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.

Currently teaching music history at the University of Indianapolis, Petričić has won awards in numerous organ competitions, most notably, first place at the San Marino National Organ Competition in California in 2000. He has performed organ recitals throughout the United States, Germany, Sweden, Spain and Yugoslavia.

Recently, Petričić participated in the Summer Organ Academy in Leipzig, Germany, and French Organ Music Seminar in Paris. He is also an accomplished bayan-accordion performer.

Petričić has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a Master of Music degree, both from Indiana University, where he studied with Christopher Young. He also has a Bachelor of Music degree from Ohio University, where he was taught by H. Joseph Butler.

During the concert, Petričić will perform a number of classical selections, including Franz Liszt’s Praeludium und Fuge uber B-A-C-H, David Conte’s Soliloquy, Olivier Messiaen’s L’Ascension and Maurice Durufle’s Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op. 7.





Ticket prices are:

Preferred seating – $10 (seating in rows E through row H)

General admission – $5 (seating in rows I through V)

Patrons - $50 to $99 (two tickets to one concert of choice, seating in rows A through D and name listed in program)

Sponsors - $100 and up (two tickets to each concert in the Van Looy series, seating in rows A through D and ad listed in program)

Additional opportunities for patrons and sponsors are available.

For more information or to order tickets, call 717-262-2003 or email specialevents@wilson.edu. Tickets also may be ordered online by visiting the college website at www.wilson.edu and clicking on Events and Conferences, then on Van Looy Organ Series.

The Van Looy Organ Recital Series is named in honor of Wilson College alumna Ellen Van Looy Reed, Class of 1953. Funds for the total cost for rebuilding the console and relays of Wilson’s Möller organ were donated by Priscilla Van Looy, the mother of Ellen Van Looy Reed, who underwrites the organ series.

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Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by its Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.

Wilson, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields, teacher certification for college graduates and a master’s degree in education. This year, Wilson enrolled nearly 800 students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.

Last Updated: June 30, 2011