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AN AMERICAN INDIAN SYMPHONY

Oklahoma City Philharmonic / April 2025

Kirsten makes her Oklahoma City Philharmonic debut as the soprano soloist for the World Premiere of Jerod Impichaachaaha' Tate's "An American Indian Symphony." 

BEETHOVEN 
9th SYMPHONY

Firelands Symphony Orchestra / 
March 2025

Kirsten returns to Firelands Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist for her Beethoven 9th Symphony debut. 

AMERICAN COMPOSERS RECITAL

Malone College / February 2025

Kirsten returns to Malone College as a guest artist to sing a recital of music by American composers, featuring works by Barber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lucy Simon, and many more, including one of her own works. 

MESSIAH

Toledo Choral Society / December 2024

Kirsten returns to Toledo Choral Society as the soprano soloist for the fourth year in a row for the annual historic concert of Handel's "Messiah." 

AN AMERICAN SALUTE

Firelands Symphony Orchestra /
November 2024

Kirsten returns to Firelands Symphony Orchestra as a guest soloist for "An American Salute," a tribute to Americana and honoring veterans as part of the return to the historic renovate State Theater in Sandusky, Ohio. 

LOKSI' SHAALI'
(SHELL SHAKER)

Canterbury Voices / October 2024

Kirsten makes her Canterbury Voices debut in the World Premiere of Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate's new Chickasaw Opera "Loksi' Shaali'." Kirsten will originate the role of Ippo’si’ Sipokni in this production. 

DIE
FLEDERMAUS

Wilmington Concert Opera /
September 2024

Kirsten returns to Wilmington Concert Opera in one her signature roles as Rosalinde in Johann Strauss II's hilarious masterpiece, "Die Fledermaus."

LAKESIDE CHAUTAUQUA

Lakeside Chatauqua / July 2024

Kirsten will be the soloist for the church service at Lakeside Chatauqua in Lakeside, Ohio on July 7th, under the direction of Michael Shirtz, and conduct the choir on July 14th.

VOICES OF FREEDOM

The Port Clinton Community Choir/ July 2024

Kirsten will be a featured soloist for the Fourth of July Concert under the direction of Gregory Fox at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams Street - Port Clinton, OH 43452.

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CARMINA BURANA

Toledo Choral Society / June 2024

Kirsten returns to Toledo Choral Society as the soprano soloist for Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." 

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SANDUSKY HIGH SCHOOL

Sandusky High School / May 2024

Kirsten will meet with numerous Sandusky, Ohio high school students to give them helpful feedback in a master class setting. 

VICTOR HERBERT 100

Comic Opera Guild / May 2024 

Kirsten will return to Comic Opera Guild in Ann Arbor, Michigan to perform as a soloist for a concert honoring operetta composer Victor Herbert on the 100th anniversary of his death.

WE ARE STILL HERE: A NATIVE AMERICAN JOURNEY 

The Trey Clegg Singers / May 2024 

The Trey Clegg Singers will perform the World Premiere of Kirsten's commissioned composition for eight part A Capella choir, "Mvskokvlke, Este'Cate: We are Still Here."

VOICES OF HOME GALA

Wilmington Concert Opera / May 2024

Kirsten will return to Wilmington Concert Opera as a soloist for the Voices of Home Gala, featuring works based on the heritages of the individual performers. 

REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING

Firelands Symphony Orchestra Chorale / April 2024

Kirsten will return to Fireland Symphony Orchestra Chorale as Artist in Residence and Soprano Soloist for Dan Forrest's "Requiem for the Living," along with other repertoire. 

MALONE UNIVERSITY

Malone University / March 2024

Kirsten will sing and teach a master class with students of Malone University in Canton, Ohio. 

VIVE LA FRANCE

Firelands Symphony Orchestra / March 2024

Kirsten will make her debut with the full Firelands Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist for the Poulenc "Gloria" on their "Vive La France" 

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INSPIRATION OF THE MUSES

New Music Chicago / February 2024

Flutist Rose Bishop and Pianist Dr. Abbie Brewer will play the world premiere of Kirsten's newly commissioned work "Inspiration of the Muses" in recital with New Music Chicago. Kirsten will also be singing on this concert of all living women composers. 

MESSIAH

The Toledo Choral Society / December 2023

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

SONGS OF THANKSGIVING

Firelands Symphony Orchestra / November, 2023

Kirsten will make her Firelands Symphony Debut as soloist and artist in residence for "Songs of Thanksgiving." Repertoire will include the world premiere of "Prayer of Peace" by Matthew Kennedy. 

GIRONDINES

 

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HÄNSEL UND GRETEL

Wilmington Concert Opera / November 2023

Kirsten returns to Wilmington Concert Opera as the Witch in this German language version of the Engelbert Humperdinck opera "Hänsel und Gretel." 

Mission Opera /October 2023

Kirsten will reprise her role of Charlotte Corday, as well as stage direct and choreograph, this first fully-staged and West Coast Premiere of feminist opera "Girondines." "Girondines" is created by Kirsten C. Kunkle (librettist) and Sarah Van Sciver (composer). 

FIRELANDS SYMPHONY RETREAT

Firelands Symphony Orchestra Chorale / September 2023

Kirsten will present master classes to the Firelands Symphony Orchestra Chorale as part of her Artist Residency with Firelands Symphony. 

CHICAGO CURRENTS: 
CELEBRATING CHICAGO'S WATERWAYS

 

Chicago Fringe Opera / March 2023

Kirsten will make her Chicago Fringe Opera debut performing her monodrama/scena commission "Witch of November in the White City," along with Posey songs, and ensembles. 

YELLOWSTONE REVEALED

Mountain Time Arts / August 2022

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

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