Upcoming Events

Early Music Underground
Seattle, Kirkland, Whidbey Island
The Baroque Trumpet Shall Sound!
5.13.17, 5.14.17 and 5.16.17
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Astoria Music Festival
Astoria, OR
Baroque in Grace: Sound the Trumpet!
6.13.17
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Oregon Bach Festival
Eugene, OR
Handel: Hercules
7.8.17
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Staunton Music Festival
Staunton, VA
8.11.17-8.20.17
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Portland Baroque Orchestra
Portland, OR
10.5.17-10.7.17
Mozart Requiem
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Pacific MusicWorks
Seattle, Portland, Vancouver BC
10.27.17-10.29.17
Monteverdi: L’Orfeo
More info Portland 10.27
More info Seattle 10.28
More info Vancouver 10.29
Bella Voce and Callipygian Players
Chicago and Evanston, IL
11.18.17-11.19.17
Handel: Messiah
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Bourbon Baroque
Louisville, KY
11.25.17-11.26.17
Handel: Messiah
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Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Vancouver, BC
12.1.17-12.2.17
Handel: Messiah
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Portland Baroque Orchestra
Portland, OR
12.8.17-12.11.17
Handel: Messiah
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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Toronto, ON
12.13.17-12.17.17
Handel: Messiah
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Northwest Baroque Masterworks
Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Victoria
12.19.17-12.23.17
Vivaldi: Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe
Vivaldi: Gloria
More info Seattle 12.19.17 and 12.21.17
More info Portland 12.20.17
More info Vancouver 12.23.17
More info Victoria 12.22.17

Acclaimed for her ‘sterling tone’ in the New York TimesKris Kwapis appears regularly as soloist and principal trumpet with period-instrument ensembles across North America, including Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Pacific MusicWorks, Bach Collegium San Diego, Oregon Bach Festival, Apollo’s Fire, Staunton Music Festival, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Chicago’s Haymarket Opera Company, Bach Society of Minnesota, Callipygian Players, Bourbon Baroque, and Lyra Baroque, making music with directors such as Andrew Parrott, Monica Huggett, Alexander Weimann, Barthold Kuijken, Matthew Halls, Jacques Ogg, and Masaaki Suzuki.  Her playing is heard on Kleos, Naxos, ReZound, Lyrichord, Musica Omnia and Dorian labels, including the 2013 GRAMMY nominated recording of Handel’s Israel in Egypt, and broadcast on CBC, WNYC, WQED (Pittsburgh), Portland All-Classical (KQAC), Sunday Baroque and Wisconsin Public Radio.

 

Kris is the Director of La Voce di Gabriele and former Artistic Director of Spiritus Collective.  A student of Armando Ghitalla on modern trumpet, with a BM and MM in trumpet performance from the University of Michigan, Dr. Kwapis holds a DMA in historical performance, and lectures on historical brass performance practice with recent appearances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, University of Wyoming, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Louisville, Madison Early Music Festival, Pacific Lutheran University and Rutgers University.

 

Dr. Kwapis enjoys sharing her passion with the next generation of performers as a faculty member at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Institute (teaching cornetto and baroque trumpet), is on faculty at Seattle’s Cornish School of the Arts in addition to teaching at her home in Seattle and online.

 

photo by Frances Gaul

photo by Frances Gaul

 

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