2018-2019 Season
Paolo Marchettini, Composer in Residence

August 26, 2019
Sunday,  - 3:00 pm

February 3. 2019
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Songs For Our Children

Jin-Xiang Yu,
Lucas Barkley,

Nursery Rhyme settings by
Bernstein, Poulenc & Schumann

Lullabies by
R. Strauss, Kodály, Schubert, Wolf, Grieg, Reger & Brahms


Messiaen: Chants de Terre et de Ciel

Eriko Sato, violin
Kaya Katarzyna, viola
Benjamin Larsen, 
David Oei

Saint-Saëns: The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: String Trio
Stanford: Piano Quartet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 133
Dvořák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87

February 24. 2019
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Jessica Park, violin ​
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Michael Smith, piano 

Haydn: Piano Trio in D Major, HOB.XV:16
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100
Ives: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano
Paolo Marchettini: Dialogo Nascosto  (composer-in-residence)

September 16, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Genin-Gregory-Rodolfo Trio

Mélanie Genin, harp
Catherine Gregory,
Jesus Rodolfo,

Debussy: Beau Soir
Debussy: Afternoon of a Faun (arr. M. Genin)
Debussy: Syrinx
Debussy: Two Arabesques
Saad Haddad: Dohree
Sebastian Currier: 15 minutes​

March 17. 2019
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Larsen-Choi Duo

Benjamin Larsen, cello
Hyungjin Choi,

Schumann: Five Folk Songs, Op. 102
* Robert Sirota: Cello Sonata No. 2 (world premiere)
Grieg: Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36

October 14, 201
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Monica Davis, violin
Jessica Park, violin
Jocelin Pan, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello

Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op 33 no 2 ‘Joke’
Paolo Marchettini: Quartet in one movement
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887


April 7. 2019
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Brendan Speltz, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Daniel Epstein, piano

Haydn: Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27
Paolo Marchettini: Rito per tre
Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor, Op. 50

November 11, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Nanci Belmont, bassoon
Yumi Oshima, viola
Elizabeth Dorman, piano

Spisak: Duetto Concertante for Bassoon and Viola
Philippe Hersant: Huit Duos for Bassoon and Viola
Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 168
Sofia Gubaidulina: Quasi Hoquetus for Bassoon, Viola and Piano


May 19, 2019
Sunday - 3:00 pm


Hyungjin Choi, piano
Monica Davis, violin
Ling Ling Huang, violin
Halam Kim, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Eric Umble, clarinet
Ashley Chui, soprano

Paolo Marchettini: Son des mots
Beethoven: 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, WoO 46
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

December 2, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Chloe Fedor, violin
Jessica Park, 
Maren Rothfritz,
Benjamin Larsen,
Stuart Breczinski,

Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
Paolo Marchettini: Septem vitia capitalia (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Britten: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe & String Trio in F minor, Op. 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 

$25 student

January 13. 2019
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Sandbox Percussion

Jonny Allen
Victor Caccese
Ian Rosenbaum
Terry Sweeney

Andy Akiho: Haiku 2
Nick DiBernardino: Gossamer
Thomas Kotcheff: not only that one but that one & that too
Johann Sebastian Bach: Largo from Keyboard Concerto no. 5 in
   f minor (BWV 1056)
, arranged by Victor Caccese
David Crowell: Music for Percussion Quartet 
    (composer in attendance)
* Dave Molk: Please don’t go (World premiere)
Julia Wolfe: Dark Full Ride (Sandbox premiere)

June 9, 2019
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Gloria Kim, piano

George Crumb: 3 Early Songs:

Let It Be Forgotten
Wind Elegy

George Crumb: Sun and Shadow (Spanish Songbook II)

Lazy River (Corriente Lenta)
The Fly (Mosca)
The Interrupted Concert (El Concierto Interrumpido)
Dance of the Moon in Santiago (Danza da Lúa en Santiago)
Farewell (Despedida)

George Crumb: Apparition

The Night in Silence Under Many a Star
Vocalise No. 1, Summer Sounds
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
Dark Mother Always Gliding with Soft Feet
Vocalise No. 2, Invocation to the Dark Angel
Approach Strong Deliveress!
Vocalise No. 3, Death Carol ("Song of the Nightbird")
Come Lovely and Soothing Death
The Night in Silence Under Many a Star

*denotes premiere
Concerts dates and programming subject to change. 
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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