2013-2014 Season
Juan Pablo Contreras, Composer in Residence

August 11, 2013

March 21, 2014
Benefit Concert

Benjamin Larsen, cello
Junghyun Kim, piano
Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata no. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, no. 1
Frederic Chopin, Sonata in g minor, Op. 65
Sissi Zhang, violin
Vicky Lee, violin
Midori Witkoski, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Max Jacob, bass
Mark Dover, clarinet
Nanci Belmont, bassoon
Katherine Jordan, French horn
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Jillian Zack, piano
Maurice Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello
 Juan Pablo Contreras(composer in attendance), Four Nocturnes for Voice and Piano
Ludwig van Beethoven, Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

September 8, 2013

Sandbox Percussion Quartet
Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Doug Perry, Ian Rosenbaum
Steve Reich, Music for Pieces of Wood (1976)
Jason Treuting, life is blank/extremes (2004)
Steve Reich, Nagoya Marimbas (1994) 
Steve Reich, Drumming Part 1 (1970)
Thomas Kotcheff, Hammer/Ring (2012)*(premiere)
Samantha Wolf, Thingamajig (2012)
Steve Reich, Mallet Quartet (2009)

April 13, 2014

Elmyr Quartet
Karen Dekker, violin
Sissi Yuqing Zhang, violin
Michael Davis, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Franz Joseph Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross

October 6, 2013

Shattered Glass Ensemble (12 string orchestra)
Henry  Purcell, Abdelazer Suite, Z. 570
Edward Elgar, Introduction and Allegro, Opus 47, 
Gustav Holst, St. Paul’s Suite,For String Quartet and String Orchestra
Benjamin Britten, Simple Symphony, Opus 4

May 4, 2014

Elmyr Quartet
Karen Dekker, violin
Sissi Yuqing Zhang, violin
Michael Davis, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
with Kikuei Ikeda, viola
Anton Webern, String Quartet (1905)
Dimitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 10 in A-flat Major, Op. 118 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet in C Major, K 515

October 27, 2013

Anton Rist, clarinet
Tema Watstein, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Daniel Epstein, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio no. 3 in c minor, Op. 1, No. 3 
Juan Pablo Contreras, Silencio en Juarez (2011),
Johannes Brahms, Trio for clarinet, cello & piano in a minor, Op. 114

May 25, 2014

Diderot String Quartet
Adriane Post, violin
Johanna Novom, violin
Kyle Miller, viola
Paul Dwyer, cello
Adalbert Gyrowetz, String Quartet in G Major, Op. 29/2
Franz Krommer, String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18/1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet in d minor, K. 421

November 17, 2013

Anna Urrey, flute
Kristi Shade, harp
Christina Bouey, violin
Caroline Gilbert, viola
Grace Ho, cello
Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata in g minor, BWV 1020
Joseph Jongen, Danse Lente
Robert Paterson, Three Goddesses
Juan Pablo Contreras (composer in attendance)
,Remembranzas *(premiere)
 Heitor Villa-Lobos,Quintette Instrumental

June 22, 2014

Brendan Speltz, violin
Midori Witkoski, viola
Ali Cook, double bass
Mark Dover, clarinet
Yedeun Park, oboe
Yoon Lee, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat (Kegelstatt), K. 498, 
David Anderson, Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Double Bass
Sergei Prokofiev, Quintet in g minor, Op. 39

January 12, 2014

Jung Won Yoon, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Eun-Shik Park, piano
Claude Debussy, Sonata in d minor for Cello and Piano
Juan Pablo Contreras (composer in attendance),Diálogos for Violin and Cello
Maurice Ravel, La Valse for solo piano
Maurice Ravel, Piano Trio in a minor

July 20, 2014

Angela Pinti, soprano
Jenn Newman, soprano
Heather Peterson, mezzo-soprano
James Newman, bass-baritone
Andrew Byrne, piano

W.A. Mozart, Excerpts from Cosi fan Tutte
  • See here Dorabella…
  • May breezes blow lightly...
  • Ah, how sad and unrelenting...
  • Any girl fifteen or older…
  • I have never heard such nonsense...
W.A. Mozart, Exerpts from Marriage of Figaro
  • Non piu andrai...
  • No so piu cosa son...
  • Dove sono...
  • Sull'aria...
Giacomo Puccini, Musetta's Waltz - La Boheme
Tannhauser, Song of the Evening Star
Andrew Byrne,Soprano-land (premiere)
Don Carlo, Ella giammai m'amo
La Perichole, Drunk song
Frank Warner, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

February 2, 2014

Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion
Florent Ghys, double bass
Vicky Chow, piano
Steve Reich, Music for Pieces of Wood
John Luther Adams, Red Arc/Blue Veil
Nik Bärstch, Moduls 26
Phillip Glass, Music in Fifths
Andy Akiho, Karakurenai

March 2, 2014

Laura Strickling, soprano
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Dimitri Dover, piano
Gilda Lyons, Bone Needles
John Harbison, Selections from "North and South,"
  • Ballad for Billie I
  • Late Air
  • Ballad for Billie II
 Jake Heggie, Rise and Fall
Water Stone
  • Incantation Bowl
  • Angels’ Wing
  • The Shaman
Christopher Cerrone, That Night with the Green Sky
Libby Larsen, Donal Oge
Louis Andriessen/Clarice Assad, Four Beatles Songs
  • Michelle (in the style of Ravel)
  • You've Got to Hide My Love Away (in the style of Purcell)
  • Yesterday (in the style of Faure)
  • Ticket to Ride (in the style of Handel)
Clarice Assad, Confessions
  • Fixation
  • What will they think?
  • Turn back the clock
Ricky Ian Gordon, Summer 
* 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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