“Genesis: A Symphonic Arche” concert

Event information

November 13, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Address: 1711 S Homer St, Pittsburg, KS 66762

Event details

When Pittsburg resident H. John Hartmann died Dec. 1, 2020, he left behind a legacy: a symphonic work called “Genesis: A Symphonic Arche,” that he spent 42 years conceptualizing and writing, section by section, for a full orchestra. 

That work will come to life at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, where he and his wife were active volunteers and patrons. 

It was Hartmann’s wish to have the work premiered at the Bicknell Center. His widow, Dr. Mickey Xun, M.D., commissioned her husband’s friend, PSU Associate Professor of Music Raul Munguia, to assemble an orchestra of some of the most talented musicians from across the Four State Area. The concert will be a free gift to the public. 

The work will then go “on tour” across the U.S. to be performed by other orchestras. 

The concert, which will be 90 minutes and will include a 15-minute intermission, will feature performances by the Treble Clef Club, the Bells of the Balkans, and members of the Our Lady of Lourdes Choir.