2017-2018 Season
Tania León, Composer in Residence

January 21, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm

August 27, 2017
Sunday,  - 3:00 pm

Jacob Ashworth, violin
Bixby Kennedy, clarinet
Lee Dionne, piano

Darius Milhaud: Suite for clarinet, violin, and piano, Op. 157b
Igor Stravinsky; Duo Concertante for violin and piano
Johannes Brahms: 

     Sonata in E-flat Major for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 2
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from L’Histoire du soldat
Concert postponed until May 20th

February 11, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Katie Hyun, violin
Mayuki Fukuhara, 
Andrew Gonzalez, 
Jiwon Kim, 
Nick Pauly, viola
Caeli Smith, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Eric Umble
, clarinet
Kate Umble Smucker, 
Julie Lee, 

Robert Sirota: Epimetheus (Composer in attendance)
Tania León: String Quartet No. 2​ (Composer in attendance)
Brahms: Viola Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111

September 17, 2017
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Basses Loaded
Nanci Belmont, 
Benjamin Larsen, 
Ava Nazar, 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in
     B-flat Major, K. 292/196c
Claude Debussy: Cello Sonata
Johann Sebastian Bach: Invention No. 4 in D minor, BWV 775
     (arr. Nanci Belmont)
Paul Hindemith: 4 Pieces for Bassoon and Cello
Ludwig van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, no. 1

March 4, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Nanci Belmont, bassoon
Rosie Gallagher, 
Stuart Breczinski, 
Bixby Kennedy, 
Patrick Jankowski, 

Joan Tower: Island Prelude
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon
Tania León: De Memorias
George Rochberg: Duo for Oboe and Bassoon
Gyorgi Ligeti: Six Bagatelles 

October 8, 2017
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Merz Trio

Brigid Coleridge, violin
Julia Yang,
Lee Dionne,

Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2
Schubert: Notturno in E-flat Major, Op. 148
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

March 25, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm

October 29, 2017
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Sandbox Percussion
Jonny Allen
Victor Caccese
Ian Rosenbaum
Terry Sweeney
Melissa Baker,

Victor Caccese: Bell Patterns  (composer-in-attendance)
Caroline Shaw: Taxidermy
Allison Loggins-Hull: Hammers
Thomas Kotcheff: not only that one but that one & that too​
Viet Cuong: Water, Wine, Brandy, Brine
Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood                  

Sheng-Ching Hsu, violin
Brian Bak, 
  Maren Rothfritz, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Daniel Epstein,

Tania León: Elegia a Paul Robeson for piano trio
Robert Sirota: String Quartet No. 2, 'American Pilgrimage'

Brahms: Piano Quartet No.2 in A Major, Op. 26

November 19, 2017
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Linda Chesis, flute
Junghyun Kim, 

And the flute flock:
Di Cao
Kelly Catlin
Hector Gonsalez-Saez
Cierra Hall
Jingping He
Beomjae Kim
Zuoliang Liu
Megan Trach
Michelle Whitmore

Peter Schickele: Monochrome 1
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: 
Concerto, op 15 No 3 (Allegro)
Gabriel Fauré: Fantaisie, Op. 79
Charles Griffes:  Poem
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano, FP 164
John Luther Adams: Strange Birds Passing
Olivier Messiaen: Le Merle Noir
Ary van Leeuwen: Paraphrase on Themes from Tchaikovsky's

    'The Nutcracker Suite'

April 15, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm
Benefit Gala

Annual Fundraiser Benefit Concert

Mélanie Clapiès,
Deborah Song, 
Lynn Bechtold, 
Sun Young Hwang, 

Nick Pauly, viola
Benjamin Larsen, 
Dara Bloom, 
Dylan Ward, 
Eric Umble, 
Terry Sweeney 
and Victor Caccese, percussion
Yinfei Wang, 

Michal Raymond Massoud, conductor

Janáček: String Quartet No. 1
Tania León: Toque ​(composer in attendance)
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D. 929

*denotes premiere
Concerts dates and programming subject to change. 

May 6, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Drew Vella,
Caleigh Drane
, cello
t.b.a, violins

The Juliet Letters

June 3, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Eric Umble, clarinet
Isabel Lepanto Gleicher,
Paul Kerekes,

Paul Kerekes: Blur (composer in attendance)
Belinda Reynolds: Share
Barry Sharp: Even Here
Elliott Carter: Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux
Aaron Helgeson: a place toward other places
Derek Bermel: Silvioudades
Paul Kerekes: Hail

June 17, 2018
Sunday - 3:00 pm

Voices of Latin America

Domenic Salerni, violin
Nick Pauly, viola  
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Yinfei Wang, 

Tania León: A Tres Voces
Roberto Sierra: Fuego de angel
Beethoven: Piano trio version of Symphony No 2, Op. 36
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
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