Westport Presbyterian Church


WCA Brown Bag Concert: Jon Kratzer, trumpet

Starts: March 24 @ 12:10pm
Location: Westport Presbyterian Church
201 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Westport Center for the Arts Brown Bag Concert Series:
“Trumpet Through the Ages” Jon Kratzer, trumpet & Patricia Higdon, piano

Jon Kratzer(Kansas City, MO. – March 1, 2017) ­The March Westport Center for the Arts Brown Bag concert on March 24, 2017 is designed to showcase the versatility and evolution of trumpet throughout history. The program by local musicians Patricia Higdon and Jon Kratzer will feature music from the elegance of the Baroque era to a twenty-first-century sonata that encompasses the mirthful nature of the modern trumpet.

(NOTE: The date of this concert has been changed from March 17 to March 24 because of conflicts with the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Westport).

Patricia Higdon leads an active career as a chamber musician. After graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Music she began work with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and joined the faculty of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance as coach/accompanist.  Each year she plays dozens of recitals with faculty, graduate students and acclaimed artists from around the world.  As a result of her coaching, Higdon’s students have been finalists in national and international competitions and she is in constant demand for master classes and recording sessions.  Higdon has performed with the Grammy-winning Kansas City Chorale and can be heard on their critically acclaimed recordings:  Fernhill and Words and Music.

Jon Kratzer is a graduate student at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. His experiences have afforded him performances with the Orlando Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Kansas City Baroque Consortium. As a commercial musician, Jon has worked with Ali Woodson of The Temptations, Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters, The Coasters, Herb Reed’s Platters, Russian Comedian Yakov Smirnoff, The Texas Tenors, The Las Vegas Tenors, and many more. Jon’s philosophy of joy and music drive him daily to create something new.

What: Westport Center for the Arts Brown Bag Concerts: Trumpet Through the Ages
When: Mar. 24, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Where: Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO
Price: Free will offering

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the ArtsKC-Regional Arts Council.

Westport Center for the Arts was founded in 2006 to support community artists and the arts. In addition to the monthly Brown Bag Concerts, WCA presents Readers’ Theater, Kids Team Up for Art and other special programs. For more information visit their website: www.WCAkc.org