International Harpists for Peace Association- Worldwide Harp Meditation
Unity Centre for Spiritual Living hosts quarterly harp meditations conducted by our Music Director, Kirk Kupensky. These meditations are open to the public.
Kirk Kupensky’s career as a harpist has been a diverse one, including forays into the realm of popular and new age music in addition to classical. He studied harp with the former first chair harpists to the Cleveland, Berlin, and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and has made numerous appearances as recitalist and concerto soloist in the U.S. and in Europe.
Performance highlights include appearances at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall, music festivals in Montevarchi and Gubbio, Italy, and featured soloist at the World Harp Congress in Paris, France. Kirk also had the honor of playing a private recital for Lord Edmond de Rothschild and his family at their estate home in England. In addition, Kirk gave the American premier performance of the Concerto for harp and orchestra by film composer Nino Roto (whose film scores include “The Godfather” and (“Romeo and Juliet”). Kirk himself made an appearance in film (as a harpist) on the United Paramount Network TV series “Legend”.
Kirk has made appearances on the National Public Radio programs “Performance Today” and “Music from the Hearts of Space.” He appeared on KUSC in Los Angeles to describe the perils he underwent while giving a concert during the LA riots!
Kirk’s latest CD is titled Medieval Prayers and Celtic Dreams. It is available online or in our bookstore. When not performing in classical venues or touring with acclaimed Celtic soprano, Colleen McNally Harris, he often composes country and Bluegrass music.