Upcoming Performances


 

October 22 & 23, 2017

John Zorn's Colombina at the Guggenheim, NYC

 

November 2, 2017

John Zorn's Madrigals Books I & II at Jazzfest Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

November 4, 2017

John Zorn's Madrigals Books I & II at November Music in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

 

December 9 & 10, 2017

JS Bach's Magnificat and excerpts from Christmas Oratorio with Musica Angelica Baroque in Los Angeles

 

March 7, 2018

John Zorn's Holy Visions at National Sawdust, Brooklyn

 

September 9, 2018

John Zorn's Frammenti del Sappho at the Chicago Art Institute

 

Yes, Even Bach Had to Pass an Audition

“The vocal soloists…were strong, although Kirsten Sollek, who sang with an appealingly rich alto…[was] the most consistently solid.” ~The New York Times

La Resurrezione

“Alto Kirsten Sollek gave a stunning performance as Mary Cleophas. Sollek has a deep rich tone with varied colors, all shone to great effect in her more contemplative arias. She was amazing in the “Nuaragando và per l’onde,” in which she presented breathtaking ornamentation in her lower tessitura, a difficult feat that she made to sound easy.” ~Opera News

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Concert Royal: Music of Bach and Handel

“Alto Kirsten Solleck inhabited the complex aria Ach, bleibe doch, mein liebstes Leben so completely that she gave it a “plot,” an emotional development: an imprecation to God that the newly resurrected Jesus not be swiftly removed after his miraculous reappearance became the story of a woman grappling with puzzlement and betrayal as she works, by means of prayer, to turn her own anguish into acceptance.” ~Theatre Scene

Outstanding oratorio

“Alto Kirsten Sollek used her dark sound and crisp diction to be a powerfully emotive storyteller, especially during “He was despised” as Sollek interspersed delicious straight-tone with her resonant sound to create a sense of vulnerability, and then exploded into the fiery second part of the aria with electrifying, surprising energy.” ~KCMetropolis

Bracing dose of big-chorus Bach

“Kirsten Sollek’s elemental tone quality elevated all that she sang.” ~The Philadelphia Inquirer