Concerts on the Slope holds its annual Gala Concert, featuring performances of Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285; Composer-in-Residence Robert Sirota’s A Sinner’s Diary; and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception with the musicians will follow the concert. All proceeds from the fundraising gala support the musicians and the Concerts on the Slope series. Concerts on the Slope season concerts are all are free of charge, but a freewill offering is encouraged, of which 100% is given directly to the performers.
Of A Sinner’s Diary, Sirota says, “A Sinner’s Diary is a rather unusual work in that it is a confessional piece. It started, innocently enough, as a series of what amounted to journal entries: brief pieces, each of which reflected a sense of my inner life on a given day. These evolved into a kind of conversation between my inner demons and the angels of my better nature. This duality reflects the particular pulls and tugs of the year in which it was written – a year that included a number of personal crises as well as abundant grace. The nine movements of A Sinner’s Diary are arranged as a sort of surreal liturgy, including movements whose titles are taken from rubrics in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer ‘Thanksgivings may follow,’ ‘Prayers may be offered for ourselves and others,’ ‘Here may be sung a hymn or anthem.’ It may be useful to the listener to know that the sins I am most susceptible to are Pride and Envy.”
$35 Advance / $40 door.
Presented by Concerts on the Slope