Ke-Chia Chen, Composer in Residence
Current Schedule

January 14, 2017
Saturday - 7:30 pm

August 6,  2016
Saturday - 7:30 pm

Sheng-Ching Hsu, violin
Susan Hwang, violin
Drew Vella, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Dan Epstein, 
Hyungjin Choi, 

Mozart: String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat Major, K589 
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45
*And a World Premiere by our Composer-in-Residence Ke-Chia Chen!

April 20, 2017
Thursday - 7:30 pm
Benefit Gala

May 7, 2017
Sunday - 3:00 pm

​​Nina Berman, soprano
Daniel Lippel, guitar

Aaron Copland: Selections from “Old American Songs” (arr. Lippel)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Suite No. 1 in e minor, BWV 996
Vineet Shende: Sonetos de amor
Luigi Rossi: Gelosia 
Toru Takemitsu: All in Twilight
Peter Gilbert: Nenia
Ervin Drake: Selected Songs (arr. Lippel)

Stuart Breczinski, oboe
Cat Cantrell, oboe
Nanci Belmont, bassoon
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Liz Dorman, piano

Andre Jolivet: Sonatine
Vincent Persichetti: Parable XV
Sofia Gubaidulina: Duo Sonata
Elliott Carter: Letter Letter
Elliott Carter: Inner Song
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Trio Sonata No. 5 in F Major 

Sandbox Percussion
Jonny Allen
Victor Caccese
Ian Rosenbaum
Terry Sweeney

Includes works by Vivian Fung, Charlie Peck, and Anna Pidgorna

September 4, 2016
Sunday - 3:00 pm

May 28, 2017
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Ian Rosenbaum, percussion
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Jennifer Liu,violin
Ava Nazar, piano
Gabe Cabezas, cello

Andy Akiho: Karakurenai
Caroline Shaw: Boris Kerner
Ke-Chia Chen: Three Frost Songs
  • Now Close the Window
  • Storm Fear
  • To the Thawing Wind
    (composer in attendance & composer in residence)
Mark Applebaum: Aphasia
John Cage: The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs
Andy Akiho: Deciduous

February 4, 2017
Saturday - 7:30 pm

The Flowering Viola

Jonah Sirota, viola
Regina Brady, oboe
Molly Morkoski, piano
Allysa Greengrass, flute
Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet
Ben Larsen, cello

Charles Martin Loeffler: Two Rhapsodies for Viola Oboe and Piano 
Bohuslav Martinů: Viola Sonata
Gustav Holst: Terzetto for Flute, Oboe, and Viola
Rebecca Clarke: Duo for Viola and Cello, 
Rebecca Clarke: Morpheus for Viola and Piano
Max Bruch: Pieces for Viola Clarinet and Piano
Domenic Salerni, violin
Benjamin Larsen,
Marja Kaisla, piano  

Ke-Chia Chen: Postcard  (composer in residence)
Ilari Kaila: Lumen nimiä
Matti Rautio: Divertimento I for Cello and Piano
Antonin Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 “Dumky”​  

Concert has been cancelled due to illness
February 26, 2017
Sunday - 3:00 pm

September 25, 2016
Sunday - 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Laura Strickling, soprano
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Jennifer Liu, violin
Scott Bartucca, oboe
Michael Brofman, piano

Vaughan Williams: Along the Field
Vaughan Williams: 10 Blake Songs
Villa Lobos: Suite for Voice and Violin
* Theodore Wiprud: Six Songs for Soprano and Piano (world premiere)    

Feb 26 concert presented as part of the 2017 Composers Now Festival

June 17, 2017
Saturday- 7:30 pm

Our Fall Manhattan Rooftop Fundraising Event

Music provided by Benjamin Larsen.
Monica Davis, violin
Sheng-Ching Hsu, violin
Rose Hashimoto, viola
Nick Pauly, viola​
Eric Dahlin, cello
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Junghyun Kim, piano 

Schumann: Fantasiestucke
Ke-Chia Chen: Rhapsody of Seasons
Dvorak:  String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48   

October 2, 2016
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Frank Morelli and his Bassoon Quartet
Frank Morelli
Joey Lavarias
Jorge Pacheco
Blair Shepperd
Jacob Wellman

Charles-François Gounod: Marche funèbre d'une marionette;
     arr. G. W. Lotzenhiser
Johann Sebastian Bach: Fugue in c, BWV 537; arr. Norman Wilcox
Johann Sebastian Bach: Air from Third Orchestral Suite in D, BWV 1068;          arr. James W. Randall
Julius Fučík: Thunder and Blazes; arr. John Iskra
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Cantilena from “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5;
    arr. Frank Morelli
Michele Corrette: “Le Phénix,” 
Giacchino Rossini: Music from “The Barber of Seville,” 
     arr. F. Gebauer, rev. Frank Morelli
  • All’idea di quell metallo
  • Numero quindici a mano manca
  • Largo al factotum
George Frideric Handel: Lascia ch’io pianga from “Rinaldo;” 
     arr. William Schmidt
Leonard Bernstein: Selections from “West Side Story;” 
     arr. Cornelia Sommer
  • Tonight
  • Maria
  • America
  • Somewhere
Leonard Bernstein: Overture to “Candide:” arr. Cornelia Sommer
Lew Pollack: That’s a Plenty; arr. Jack Gale (Encore)

March 19, 2017
Sunday - 3:00 pm

*denotes premiere
Concerts dates and programming subject to change. 
Eriko Sato, violin
Drew Vella, 
Ben Larsen, 
Yoon Lee,

Beethoven: WoO 36 Piano Quartet no 3 in C Major
Ke-Chia Chen: Piano Quartet (New York premiere)
Richard Strauss: Piano Quartet in c minor

October 23, 2016
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Eric Umble, clarinet
Jeong-Hwa Park, piano
Ben Larsen, cello

Jonathan Tunick: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, 
      (composer in attendance)
Ke-Chia Chen: Song of the Wanderer
    (composer in attendance & composer in residence)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 38 


November 20, 2016
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Martha Cargo, flute
Ben Larsen, cello
Ava Nazar, piano
Weber: Trio for flute, cello and piano in G minor, op. 63,
Natalie Dietterich: bound
Paolo Marchettini: Quadri
Robert Sirota: Broken Places,  (world premiere) 
Concerts on the Slope is a monthly concert series performed at
St. John's Episcopal Church
139 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, New York,  11217
Suggested donation $20. We encourage you to give a free will offering--proceeds go directly to the artists. (Admission is free.)
139 St. John's Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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