Current Schedule

Ke-Chia Chen, Composer in Residence

January 14, 2017
Saturday - 7:30 pm

August 6,  2016
Saturday - 7:30 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 


September 4, 2016
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

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
Our Fall Manhattan Rooftop Fundraising Event

Music provided by Benjamin Larsen.

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

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

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

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!

May 7, 2017
Sunday - 3:00 pm

October 23, 2016
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Sandbox Percussion
Jonny Allen
Victor Caccese
Ian Rosenbaum
Terry Sweeney

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

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 


May 28, 2017
Sunday - 3:00 pm

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) 
The Flowering Viola

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

Charles Martin Loeffler: Two Rhapsodies for Viola Oboe and Piano 
Robert Sirota: Elegy for a Lost World  (New York Premiere)​
Bohuslav Martinů: Viola Sonata
Rebecca Clarke: Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello
Loeffler: Two Rhapsodies for oboe, viola, and piano
Max Bruch: Pieces for Viola Clarinet and Piano
*denotes premiere
Concerts dates and programming subject to change. 

June 17, 2017
Saturday- 7:30 pm

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

Schumann: Fantasiestucke for violin, cello and piano in A minor, Op. 88
Ke-Chia Chen: Rhapsody of Seasons
Dvorak:  String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48   ​​
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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