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CIRCLE OF RESILIENCE

Intermountain Opera Bozeman / May 2021

Kirsten will join Intermountain Opera Bozeman for Circle of Resilience as a Featured Soloist and Composer. The concert is a recital of vocal works written by Indigenous composers and performed by Indigenous artists.

 

WASHINGTON SQUARE

World Premiere Recording / September 2021

Kirsten will create the role of Catherine Sloper in the World Premiere Recording of Washington Square, composed by Felix Jarrar with a libretto by Thomas Blakeley.  The Recording is exclusively available on Apple Podcasts.

SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME... AND SONGS I WILL TEACH MY DAUGHTER

In Recital at Pima Community College / September 2021

Kirsten will perform alongside long time friend and collaborator, pianist Kassandra Weleck, in a recital of songs inspired by childhood memories, favorite lullabies, and life experiences. The recital will take place at Pima Community College in Tuscon, Arizona.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES STORYTIME

Birchard Public Library / October 2021

Kirsten will be featured as a Guest Soloist for Indigenous Peoples Storytime at the Birchard Public Library in her hometown of Fremont, Ohio. This family friendly event will focus on the themes of Native American history and culture. 

A WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE SPLENDIFEROUS EXTRAVAGANZA

The Pleiades Project / November 2021

Kirsten will appear as Maestra Impresaria / Zitkála-Šá in the New York City premiere reading of A Women’s Sufferage Splendiferous Extravaganza. The piece will be read with the Pleiades Project in New York City this November.

HANDEL'S MESSIAH

Toledo Choral Society / November & December 2021

Kirsten will sing the soprano solos in Handel's beloved oratorio, The Messiah, as part of the 100th Anniversary season of the Toledo Choral Society.

MERMAIDS: A SONG CYCLE FOR TWO SOPRANOS

Wilmington Concert Opera / December 2021

Kirsten will appear as Mermaid #2 in the World Premiere of "Mermaids: A Song Cycle for Two Sopranos" composed by Felix Jarrar.  The cycle will premiere virtually as the final production of WCO's 2021 "At Sea" Season. 

MINTON'S CABARET PRESENTS: THE SOUNDS OF SCOTT JOINER

Minton's Playhouse / December 2021

Kirsten returns to New York City, this time as a soloist in "The Variety Show" featuring the works of Scott Bradley Joiner.  The performance will take place this December at Minton's Playhouse.

HOLIDAY MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD 

The Music Roundtable / December 2021

Kirsten will appear as a Featured Soloist in Holiday Music from Around the World at The Music Roundtable in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

Opera Susquehanna / Canceled Due to Covid-19

Kirsten will sing the role of Santuzza in Mascagni's tragic opera, Cavalleria Rusticana. 

MASTER CLASS & LECTURE

Heidelberg University/ March 2022

Kirsten will present a vocal master class and be a guest lecturer for a Music Entrepreneurship class at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. 

MASTERCLASS

Firelands Symphony Orchestra/ March 2022

Kirsten will lead a classical repertoire masterclass for the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. 

JAMES TOLAND VOCAL COMPETITION JUDGE

James Toland Vocal Competition/April 2022

Kirsten will serve as a semi-finalist judge for the James Toland Vocal Competition. 

VOCAL IDEALS BETWEEN EXISTING ORAL TRADITIONS AND MODERN/
OPERATIC 
PRACTICE

Mount Holyoke College/ April 2022

Kirsten will serve as a speaker and panelist for an ongoing series regarding the performance of work by Native American/American Indian/Indigenous creators of musical art.

THE MONDNACHT PROJECT

Monday Musicale with Heidi Clausius / April 2022

Kirsten will appear as a featured soloist in "Monday Musicale" with Heidi Clausius. The concert will take place in Toledo, Ohio. 

THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST

The Toledo Choral Society / April 2022

Kirsten will return to the Toledo Choral Society to sing the soprano solos in "The Seven Last Words of Christ."

BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMPOSITION COMPETITION

Baltimore County Public Schools / April 2022

Kirsten will serve as a judge for the Baltimore County Public Schools Composition Competition. 

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN GALA

Wilmington Concert Opera & Concert Opera Theater / May 2022

Kirsten will sing songs of beloved composer and librettist Rodgers & Hammerstein in a gala performance co-hosted by Wilmington Concert Opera and Concert Opera Theater. 

100th ANNIVERSARY: The GREAT LAKES CANTATA

The Toledo Choral Society / June 2022

Kirsten will participate in The Toledo Choral Society's 100th Anniversary Celebration by singing the soprano solo in world premiere of "The Great Lakes Cantata" by composer Gwenyth Walker.  

VIRTUAL RECITAL 

Wilmington Concert Opera/July 2022

Kirsten and pianist Kassandra Weleck will be featured in an abridged version of their "Songs My Mother Taught Me... and Songs I Will Teach My Daughter" recital for Wilmington Concert Opera's Virtual Recital Series. 

AN AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA

Heidi Clausius Scholarship Foundation / August 2022

Kirsten joins the Heidi Clausius Scholarship Foundation as a guest soloist for their concert taking place in August in Toledo, Ohio.

YELLOWSTONE 150th
ANNIVERSARY

Mountain Time Arts / August 2022

Kirsten will be a featured commissioned composer, poet, and soloist in the 150th Anniversary celebration of Yellowstone National Park. 

GIRONDINES

Wilmington Concert Opera / October 2022

Kirsten will portray the role of Charlotte Corday in the World Premiere of "Girondines," an opera by Sarah van Sciver, with a libretto by Kirsten C. Kunkle.

 

MESSIAH

The Toledo Choral Society / December 2023

Kirsten will return as the soprano soloist in Handel's "Messiah" for the second year in a row with The Toledo Choral Society. 

SHELL SHAKER

Mount Holyoke College /February 2023

Kirsten will create the role of Ipp’osi’ in the World Premiere Chickasaw Opera "Shell Shaker" by Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate.