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Concerts on the Slope

posted Jun 6, 2015, 9:53 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Jun 6, 2015, 9:54 AM ]
Beginning back in March, 2012, each month talented musicians have brought a wide array of repertoire and incredibly diverse musical styles to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Park Slope for Concerts on the Slope. Like our own #young@heart series, its purpose is to provide accomplished young performers in New York City with something that can be difficult to come by: performance opportunities. And audiences can escape their busy lives, sit outside and enjoy the peacefulness of the courtyard, and then come inside to enjoy some world class chamber music, featuring some of the most exciting young musicians today.

Its artistic director, cellist Benjamin Larsen, is an avid chamber musician, and has performed with many diverse ensembles, including the Hartford Symphony and Enao Ensemble. He’s also on the faculty of the Zen Music School, Florentine Music School and coaches chamber music for Jeunes Virtuoses de New York, as well as teaching privately. You may have heard him play cello here at Immaculate Heart of Mary last January for #young@heart.

Next Sunday afternoon, June 14th at 3:00 pm, he and organist Stephen Rumpf will perform works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Josef Rheinberger and Marel Dupré, as well as Robert Sirota’s Easter Canticles. Their uncommon combination of instruments are sure to leave you in a special place!