2014-2015 Season
Robert Sirota, Composer in Residence

August 16, 2014

March 1, 2015

Petteri Iivonen, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion
Cherie Khor, piano
Violin Sonata No. 21 in e minor, K. 304, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cello Sonata, Robert Sirota (composer in attendance)
Mariel, Osvaldo Golijov
Piano Trio in E-flat, Op. 70, no. 2, Ludwig van Beethoven
Jordan Dodson, guitar
Alex Fortes, violin
Jacqueline Jove, violin
Rose Hashimoto, viola
Hamilton Berry, cello
* Canticle/Cantilena/Canzona for solo guitar, Robert Sirota (premiere)
String Trio in D Major, Op. 9, no. 2, Ludwig van Beethoven
Lullaby for String Quartet, George Gershwin
“Fandango” Quartet for Guitar and Strings, Luigi Boccherini 

March 22, 2015

September 14, 2014

Hannah Min, violin
Drew Vella, viola
Isabelle Fairbanks, cello
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Zach Mo, piano
Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Op. 15, Gabriel Fauré
String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, no. 1, Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 2 in a minor, Op. 35, Anton Arensky
   (for violin, viola, and two cellos)  
Mark Dover, clarinet
Brendan Speltz, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Daniel Anastasio, piano
Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, Ludwig van Beethoven
Assimilations, Robert Sirota
Contrasts, Sz. 111, Bela Bartok  

April 12, 2015

October 5, 2014

Sandbox Percussion
Ian Rosenbaum
Victor Caccese
Jonathan Allen
Terry Sweeney
Part and Parcel, Thomas Kotcheff
Dig, Natalie Dietterich (composer in attendance)
Chatter, Victor Caccese (composer in attendance)
Interlude, Jonathan Allen (composer in attendance)
* Spindrift, Robert Sirota (premiere) (composer in attendance)
What the Hell, Jason Treuting
Pattern Transformation, Lukas Ligeti
Point Reyes, David Crowell (arr. Victor Caccese)
     (composer in attendance)
Drumming, part 1, Steve Reich 
Brendan Speltz, violin
David Kaplan, piano
Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Opus 96, Ludwig van Beethoven
* Excerpts from New Dances of the League of David
   (Davidsbündlertänza), Robert Shumann; with music by Gabriel
     Kahane, Timo Andres, Ryan Francis (partial premiere)
Hebrew Melody, Joseph Achron
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, César Franck 

October 26, 2014

Trio Celeste
Iryna Krechkovsky, violin
Ross Gasworth, cello
Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1998), Pierre Jalbert
Piano Trio No. 4 in e minor, Op. 90, “Dumky” Antonin Dvorak
Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”  Ludwig van Beethoven

April 30, 2015
Benefit Concert

Linda Chesis, flute
Katie Hyun, violin
Mina Um, violin
Ian Rosenbaum, percussion
Vicky Chow, piano
Jonah Sirota, viola
Michael Davis, viola
Vicki Powell, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Miho Zaitsu, cello
Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A Sinner’s Diary, Robert Sirota (composer in attendance)
Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

November 16, 2014

Tema Watstein, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Cherie Khor, piano
Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 148, Franz Schubert
Piano Trio (1998), Robert Sirota (composer in attendance)
Echo, Marjorie Merryman (composer in attendance)
Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87, Johannes Brahms

January 11, 2015

May 17, 2015

Laura Strickling, soprano
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Mark Holloway, viola
Brendan Speltz, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Isabel Kim, clarinet
Martha Cargo, flute, alto flute
Ian Rosenbaum, percussion
Daniel Pesca, piano
Gloria Kim, piano
Liza Stepanova, piano
Full of Life, Daniel Felsenfeld (composer in attendance)
Chansons Madecasses, Maurice Ravel
The Giraffe Goes to Hamburg, Andre Previn
Vocalise, Andre Previn
I Will Learn to Love a Person, Christopher Cerrone
    (composer in attendance)
Let Evening Come, William Bolcom 
Kinga Augustyn, violin
Bradley Bosenbeck, violin
Rose Hashimoto, viola
Jillian Bloom, cello
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Katie Jordan, French horn
Daniel Epstein, piano
Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16, Ludwig va Beethoven
Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 40, Johannes Brahms
String Quintet in C Major, D. 956, Franz Schubert  

June 14, 2015

Benjamin Larsen, cello
Stephen Rumpf, organ
Three Pieces for Cello and Organ, Op. 150a, Josef Rheinberger
Easter Canticles, Robert Sirota (composer in attendance)
Priére for Cello and Organ, Op. 158, Camille Saint-Saëns
Sonata in a minor, Op. 60, Marcel Dupré

February 12, 2015

Sarah Koenig-Plonskier, violin
Karen Dekker, violin
Michael Davis, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Quartet No. 2 “Intimations and Incarnations,” Theodore Wiprud       (composer in attendance)
Triptych, Robert Sirota (composer in attendance)
Quartet in F Major, Maurice Ravel

July 12, 2015

Kimia Ghaderi, violin
Erika Dohi, piano
Sarah Beaty, mezzo-soprano
Margaret Brouwer, director
On the Road, Clint Needham
Five Years Ago I Knew Them Both / Waiting (from The Great Gatsby),      John Harbison
* Through the Haze, Margaret Brouwer (World premiere)
* From Old Peking Folklore, Chen Yi (East Coast premiere)
Von ewiger Liebe / Mädchenlied / Ständchen,  Johannes Brahms
* Listen, Andrew Rindfleisch (New York City premiere)
Declaration, Margaret Brouwer (East Coast premiere)
  •  Thorn (poem by Ann Woodward)
  • …all men and women are… (Declaration of Independence)
  • Thousands of Feet Below You (poem by Alice Walker)
  • Whom do you call angel now? (poem by David Adams)
* denotes premiere
Concerts on the Slope is a monthly concert series performed at
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139 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, New York,  11217
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