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Upcoming and Past Events

Jul 19, 2019

7:00 PM

Premiere: Flanders Triptych

Patrick Dittamo's Flanders Triptych, a set of art songs to the words of Canadian doctor John McCrae (1872-1918), renowned author of the poem "In Flanders Fields," will be premiered in full as part of Dr. Bryan Pinkall's immersive multimedia recital program, Voices from the Western Front, in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. 

 

Along with rarely performed art songs by Alberic Magnard and George Butterworth, the concert will include the World Premiere performance of rediscovered music by slain Australian soldier, composer, and Olympic Gold-medalist Frederick Septimus Kelly, who perished in the Battle of Somme in 1916. 

 

Tickets are available here.   

May 07, 2019

7:30 PM

Hidden Treasures: The Travels of Marco Polo

"Hidden Treasures: The Travels of Marco Polo" will tell the tale of Marco Polo’s epic journey uniting East and West, featuring a world-premiere performance of a work last performed in the Sistine Chapel 500 years ago.  Bartolome Escobedo’s masterpiece: "Missa ad te levavi" was concealed for centuries in the Vatican archives, and recently rediscovered and transcribed by musicologist Patrick Dittamo.

The performance will also feature "Chinese Folk Songs" from Pulitzer Prize for Music finalist Chen Yi and "Zeregleent Gobi (Mirage on the Gobi Desert)" by Se Enkhbayar.

Tickets are available here.

May 05, 2019

2:00 PM

Hidden Treasures: The Travels of Marco Polo

"Hidden Treasures: The Travels of Marco Polo" will tell the tale of Marco Polo’s epic journey uniting East and West, featuring a world-premiere performance of a work last performed in the Sistine Chapel 500 years ago.  Bartolome Escobedo’s masterpiece: "Missa ad te levavi" was concealed for centuries in the Vatican archives, and recently rediscovered and transcribed by musicologist Patrick Dittamo.

The performance will also feature "Chinese Folk Songs" from Pulitzer Prize for Music finalist Chen Yi and "Zeregleent Gobi (Mirage on the Gobi Desert)" by Se Enkhbayar.

Tickets are available here.

Apr 13, 2019

3:00 PM

Recital: Death, Desire, and Dysentery

A short recital of select art song and piano music composed over the past few years, featuring the incomparable Amanda Arrington on the piano, as well as tenor Bryan Pinkall.  Enjoy a variety of gallows humor, admixed with sweetness "to gild the philosophic pill."  First Presbyterian Church, 801 Leavenworth Street, Manhattan, KS.  Free admission.

Jun 28, 2018

6:30 PM

Premiere: Selection(s) from Flanders Triptych

One or more movements from Patrick Dittamo's Flanders Triptych, a set of art songs to the words of Canadian doctor John McCrae (1872-1918), renowned author of the poem "In Flanders Fields," will be premiered as part of Dr. Bryan Pinkall's recital program Voices from the Western Front in the J.C. Nichols Auditorium at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO.  Admission is free with RSVP.  (More details here).

Jun 29, 2018

7:30 PM

Performance: Selections from Pika-don

Select movements from Patrick Dittamo's song cycle Pika-Don will be performed as part of Dr. Bryan Pinkall's recital program Songs of Ascent: Music from the Victims of World War II at St. John's United Methodist Church, 6900 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64113.  Admission is free.

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