2014-2015 Season
Robert Sirota, Composer in Residence

August 16, 2014

March 1, 2015

Petteri Iivonen, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion
Cherie Khor, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Violin Sonata No. 21 in e minor, K. 304 
Robert Sirota (composer in attendance), Cello Sonata
Osvaldo Golijov, Mariel
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat, Op. 70, no. 2
Jordan Dodson, guitar
Alex Fortes, violin
Jacqueline Jove, violin
Rose Hashimoto, viola
Hamilton Berry, cello
Robert SirotaCanticle/Cantilena/Canzona for solo guitar*(premiere)
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio in D Major, Op. 9, no. 2
George Gershwin, Lullaby for String Quartet
Luigi Boccherini, "Fandango” Quartet for Guitar and Strings

March 22, 2015

September 14, 2014

Hannah Min, violin
Drew Vella, viola
Isabelle Fairbanks, cello
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Zach Mo, piano
Gabriel Fauré, Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Op. 15
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, no. 1
Anton Arensky, String Quartet No. 2 in a minor, Op. 35
   (for violin, viola, and two cellos)  
Mark Dover, clarinet
Brendan Speltz, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Daniel Anastasio, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven, Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Robert Sirota, Assimilations
Bela BartokContrasts, Sz. 111

April 12, 2015

October 5, 2014

Sandbox Percussion
Ian Rosenbaum
Victor Caccese
Jonathan Allen
Terry Sweeney
Thomas Kotcheff, Part and Parcel
Natalie Dietterich (composer in attendance), Dig
Victor Caccese (composer in attendance), Chatter
Jonathan Allen (composer in attendance), Interlude
Robert Sirota (composer in attendance), Spindrift (premiere) 
Jason Treuting, What the Hell
Lukas Ligeti, Pattern Transformation
David Crowell (arr. Victor Caccese) (composer in attendance), Point Reyes
Steve Reich, Drumming, part 1
Brendan Speltz, violin
David Kaplan, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven,Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Opus 96,
Robert Shumann, Excerpts from New Dances of the League of David (Davidsbündlertänza), ; with music by Gabriel
     Kahane, Timo Andres, Ryan Francis (partial premiere)
 Joseph Achron, Hebrew Melody
César Franck, Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major

October 26, 2014

Trio Celeste
Iryna Krechkovsky, violin
Ross Gasworth, cello
Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano
Pierre Jalbert, Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1998)
Antonin Dvorak, Piano Trio No. 4 in e minor, Op. 90, “Dumky” 
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”  

April 30, 2015
Benefit Concert

Linda Chesis, flute
Katie Hyun, violin
Mina Um, violin
Ian Rosenbaum, percussion
Vicky Chow, piano
Jonah Sirota, viola
Michael Davis, viola
Vicki Powell, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Miho Zaitsu, cello
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285,  
Robert Sirota (composer in attendance), A Sinner’s Diary
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

November 16, 2014

Tema Watstein, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Cherie Khor, piano
Franz Schubert, Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 148
Robert Sirota (composer in attendance), Piano Trio (1998)
Marjorie Merryman (composer in attendance), Echo
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

January 11, 2015

May 17, 2015

Laura Strickling, soprano
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Mark Holloway, viola
Brendan Speltz, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Isabel Kim, clarinet
Martha Cargo, flute, alto flute
Ian Rosenbaum, percussion
Daniel Pesca, piano
Gloria Kim, piano
Liza Stepanova, piano
Daniel Felsenfeld (composer in attendance), Full of Life
Maurice Ravel,Chansons Madecasses,
Andre Previn, The Giraffe Goes to Hamburg,
Andre Previn, Vocalise
Christopher Cerrone (composer in attendance), I Will Learn to Love a Person 
William Bolcom, Let Evening Come 
Kinga Augustyn, violin
Bradley Bosenbeck, violin
Rose Hashimoto, viola
Jillian Bloom, cello
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Katie Jordan, French horn
Daniel Epstein, piano
Ludwig va Beethoven, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16
Johannes Brahms, Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 40
Franz Schubert, String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

June 14, 2015

Benjamin Larsen, cello
Stephen Rumpf, organ
Josef Rheinberger,Three Pieces for Cello and Organ, Op. 150a
Robert Sirota (composer in attendance), Easter Canticles
Camille Saint-Saëns, Priére for Cello and Organ, Op. 158
Marcel Dupré, Sonata in a minor, Op. 60

February 12, 2015

Sarah Koenig-Plonskier, violin
Karen Dekker, violin
Michael Davis, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Theodore Wiprud       (composer in attendance), Quartet No. 2 “Intimations and Incarnations,”
Robert Sirota (composer in attendance), Triptych
Maurice Ravel, Quartet in F Major

July 12, 2015

Kimia Ghaderi, violin
Erika Dohi, piano
Sarah Beaty, mezzo-soprano
Margaret Brouwer, director
Clint Needham, On the Road
 John Harbison, Five Years Ago I Knew Them Both / Waiting (from The Great Gatsby)
Margaret Brouwer (World premiere),Through the Haze*
Chen Yi (East Coast premiere), From Old Peking Folklore*
Johannes Brahms, Von ewiger Liebe / Mädchenlied / Ständchen*
Andrew Rindfleisch, Listen* (New York City premiere)
Margaret Brouwer, Declaration *(East Coast premiere)
  •  Thorn (poem by Ann Woodward)
  • …all men and women are… (Declaration of Independence)
  • Thousands of Feet Below You (poem by Alice Walker)
  • Whom do you call angel now? (poem by David Adams)
* 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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