2015 - 2016 SEASON
Reena Esmail, Composer in Residence

August 15,  2015
Saturday - 7:30 pm

January 16, 2016
Saturday - 7:30 pm

Benjamin Larsen, cello
Junghyun Kim, piano

Sonata in g minor, BWV 1029, J.S. Bach
Songs of Spring, Edwin Finckel
Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2, Beethoven 
Mayuki Fukuhara, violin
Sheng-Ching Hsu, violin
Katie Hyun, violin
Jungwon Yoon, violin
Andrew Gonzalez, viola
Rick Quantz, viola
Sunny Cho, cello
Benjamin Larsen, cello
String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49, Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet (Ragamala), Reena Esmail (Composer-in-Residence)
Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 , Felix Mendelssohn

September 13, 2015
Sunday - 3:00 pm

The Heaton/Sasaki Duo
Sara Heaton, soprano
Akiko Sasaki, piano

Yawarakani yanagi aomeru (Soft Willow), Kuchibue (Whistle),            Hatsukoi (First Love), Tatsunosuke Koshitani
Hanmyo (Tiger Beetle), Kunihiko Hashimoto
Akatombo (Red Dragonfly), Kōsaku Yamada
Moon Princess Song Cycle: The First Time, Without Romance,            Fated to Forget, Impending Moon; Kento Iwasaki
Die Nacht Kling Allerseelen Ständchen; Richard Strauss
Canção do poeta do século XVIII, Adeus Êma, Melodia
     sentimental; Heitor Villa-Lobos 

February 7, 2016
Sunday - 2:00 pm

Sheng-Ching Hsu, violin
Eric Umble,  clarinet
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Daniel Epstein, piano
Tasveer  तसवीर , Reena Esmail (Composer-in-Attendance)
Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) 
     Olivier Messiaen

October 4, 2015
Sunday - 3:00 pm

February 28, 2016
Sunday - 3 pm

Petteri Iivonen, violin
Mélanie Clapiès, violin   
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Marja Kaisla, piano
Paul Kerekes, piano
Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, no. 1, Beethoven
Jhula Jhule for Violin and Piano, Reena Esmail
     (first work by our 2015-2016 Composer-in-Residence)
* Piano Trio No. 3 in D Major “Korppoo”, JS 209, Sibelius  
     (United States premiere)

Chloe Fedor, violin
Philip Setzer, violin
Edwin Kaplan, viola
Rose Hashimoto, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Roberta Cooper, cello
Max Jacob, bass
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Jordan Dodson, guitar
Duo for Cello and Bass in D Major, Rossini
छूटी हुई जगह  - Chuti Hui Jagah (The Space Between), Reena Esmail
Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4, 

October 18, 2015
Sunday - 2:00 to 5:00 pm

April 14, 2016
Thursday - 7:30 pm
Benefit Gala

Our Fall Manhattan Rooftop Fundraising Event

Music provided by Benjamin Larsen, members of Sandbox Percussions and other young series musicians.
Petteri Iivonen, violin
Eriko Sato, violin
Drew Vella, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Alyssa Greengrass, flute
Anton Rist, clarinet
Cat Cantrell, oboe
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano

Concerts on the Slope presents its annual fundraising gala!

The evening kicks off with a Brazilian flavor in Villa-Lobos's 'Assobio a Játo' (Jet Whistle), then takes a turn toward India with Reena Esmail's 'Silence'. After intermission, sit back and enjoy the Brahms Clarinet Quintet.

October 25, 2015
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Davone Tines, bass-baritone
Gus Chrysson, tenor & piano
Music from Bach Oratorio and Byzantine Chant to American Spirituals and Gospel. A modern realization of the ancient office of vespers adapted for concert presentation.

November 17, 2015
Tuesday - 7:30 pm

May 1, 2016
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Sarah Vonsattel, violin
Jonathan Weber, viola
Miho Zaitsu, cello

Adagio and Fugue in F Major, after J.S. Bach, K. 404a, Mozart
Intermezzo, Kodály
Serenade in C Major, Op. 10, Dohnányi
Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3, Beethoven  

Duo Scorpio
Kristi Shade, harp
Kathryn Andrews, harp
Le Jardin des Paons, Bernard Andres
Scorpion Tales, Robert Paterson**
Two Bridges, Andy Akiho**
Magnetic, Giovanni Piacentini** (composer in attendance)
Fast Dances, Nico Muhly**
Raga, Caroline Lizotte
  **Commissioned by Duo Scorpio

May 22, 2016
Sunday - 3:00 pm

New Morse Code
Hannah Collins, cello
Michael Compitello, percussion
...with Katie Hyun, violin

Patter, Robert Honstein
Boris Kerner, Caroline Shaw
Aphasia, Mark Applebaum
in manus tuas, Caroline Shaw
* The Language of Landscapes**, Christopher Stark,
   (New York Premiere) ; **Commissioned by Chamber Music America

December 20, 2015
Sunday - 3:00 pm
Our Series 50th Concert

Sandbox Percussion
Ian Rosenbaum
Victor Caccese
Jonathan Allen
Terry Sweeney
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Anatomy of a Drum Roll, Alex Weiser
Resonance and Rhythm Alex Weiser
Rush, Dave Molk (composer in attendance)
*Sonata, Jonathan Allen (World Premiere) (composer in attendance)
*A Part, apart, Victor Caccese (World Premiere)
     (composer in attendance)
*4 Miniatures for Soprano and Percussion Quartet, Bekah Simms 
    (U.S. Premiere) 
*Jingle Bells, Luiz Bordón; arr. Victor Caccese (World Premiere)
*Boas Festas, Luiz Bordón; arr. Victor Caccese (World Premiere)

June 21, 2016
Tuesday- 8:00 pm

Beomjae Kim, flute
Stuart Breczinski, oboe
Paul Won Jin Cho, clarinet
Nanci Belmont, bassoon
Laura Weiner, horn

Le Tombeau de Couperin (arr. Mason Jones), Maurice Ravel
Trio Sonata (transcribed for reed trio), John Harbison
Duo for Oboe and Bassoon, Heitor Villa-Lobos
    (Movement III - Allegro Vivace)
Festlicher Tanz, Isang Yun
Zinfandel, Reena Esmail  (Composer-in-Residence)
Summer Music, Samuel Barber 
*denotes premiere
Concerts dates and programming subject to change. 

July 16, 2016
Saturday - 7:30 pm

Laura Metcalf, cello
Matei Varga
, piano
Graciela y Buenos Aires, Jose Bragato
Variations on “La Folia," Marin Marais
Hard-Knock Stomp, Dan Visconti
Variations on a Slovakian Theme, Bohuslav Martinu
Sonata in F Minor, George Enescu
Phantasie, Caleb Burhans
Pampeana No. 2,
Alberto Ginastera
Les Chemins de l'Amour,
Francis Poulenc (Encore)
139 St. John's Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Concerts on the Slope is a monthly concert series performed at
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