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

J.S. Bach, Sonata in g minor, BWV 1029, 
Edwin Finckel, Songs of Spring
Beethoven, Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
 
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
 
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49
Reena Esmail (Composer-in-Residence), String Quartet (Ragamala)
Felix Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 

September 13, 2015
Sunday - 3:00 pm

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

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

February 7, 2016
Sunday - 2:00 pm

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

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
  
Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, no. 1
Reena Esmail, Jhula Jhule for Violin and Piano
     (first work by our 2015-2016 Composer-in-Residence)
Sibelius , Piano Trio No. 3 in D Major “Korppoo”, JS 209 
     (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
 
Rossini, Duo for Cello and Bass in D Major
Reena Esmail(Composer-in-Residence)छूटी हुई जगह  - Chuti Hui Jagah (The Space Between)
Schönberg, 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

Mozart, Adagio and Fugue in F Major, after J.S. Bach, K. 404a
Kodály, Intermezzo
Dohnányi, Serenade in C Major, Op. 10
Beethoven, Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3
Duo Scorpio
Kristi Shade, harp
Kathryn Andrews, harp
 
 
Bernard Andres, Le Jardin des Paons
Robert Paterson, Scorpion Tales**
Andy Akiho, Two Bridges**
Giovanni Piacentini(composer in attendance)Magnetic** 
Nico Muhly, Fast Dances,**
Caroline Lizotte, Raga 
 
  **Commissioned by Duo Scorpio

May 22, 2016
Sunday - 3:00 pm

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

Robert Honstein, Patter 
Caroline Shaw, Boris Kerner 
Mark Applebaum, Aphasia
Caroline Shaw, in manus tuas 
Christopher Stark,* The Language of Landscapes**, 
   (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
 
Alex Weiser, Anatomy of a Drum Roll, Resonance and Rhythm 
Dave Molk (composer in attendance), Rush 
 Jonathan Allen  (composer in attendance)*Sonata,
Victor Caccese (composer in attendance),A Part, apart*
Bekah Simms, 4 Miniatures for Soprano and Percussion Quartet**
Luiz Bordón; arr. Victor Caccese, Jingle Bells*
Luiz Bordón; arr. Victor Caccese, Boas Festas*
 

*(World Premiere)
**(US 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

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

July 16, 2016
Saturday - 7:30 pm

Laura Metcalf, cello
Matei Varga
, piano
  
Jose Bragato, Graciela y Buenos Aires
Marin Marais, Variations on “La Folia," 
 Dan Visconti, Hard-Knock Stomp
Bohuslav Martinu, Variations on a Slovakian Theme
George Enescu, Sonata in F Minor
Caleb Burhans, Phantasie 
Alberto Ginastera, Pampeana No. 2
Francis Poulenc Les Chemins de l'Amour (Encore)
  
LOCATION
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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