Seventh Annual Belvedere Chamber Music Festival June 19-22, 2013

Luna Nova Music (www.lunanova.org) is producing the Seventh Annual Belvedere Chamber Music Festival(www.belvederefestival.org) to be held at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (1720 Peabody) Wednesday June 19 through Saturday, June 22. The Festival features masterworks of the 20th century as well asexciting new works by emerging faculty and student composers from around the country.

Some representative works on this years festival are: Debussy Violin Sonata; Barber, Knoxville 1915; Gorecki, Lerchenmusik; Piazzolla Histoire du Tango; Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5; Robert Patterson, WKNO Considered and a new song cycle American Pierrot on poems by Langston Hughes.

All concerts are at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 1720 Peabody and are free and open to the public.

Concerts
  • Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. Opening concert followed by reception in the parish hall
  • Thursday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 21, 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 22, 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Luna Nova Ensemble
  • John McMurtery, flute, D.M.A., Juilliard School of Music; music faculty Western Illinois Univ.
  • Gregory Maytan, violin, D.M.A., Indiana University; faculty, Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • Nobuko Igarashi, clarinet, M.M., Indiana University; bass clarinet, Memphis Symphony Orchestra
  • Adam Bowles, piano, D.M.A., Cincinnati Conservatory; instructor, University of Montevallo (AL)
  • Craig Hultgren, cello, M.M., Indiana University; cello, Alabama Symphony Orchestra
  • Robert Patterson, horn/composition, Ph.D., Univ. of Penn; horn, Memphis Symphony Orchestra
  • Mark Volker, guitar/composition, Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago, professor of composition, Belmont University
  • Andrew Drannon, composer, piano, M.M., University of Memphis, music faculty, Rhodes College
  • Esther Gray Lemus, soprano, B.M., Indiana University, M.M. Austin Peay State University
2013 Student Composition Contest

In conjunction with the festival The Beethoven Club of Memphis sponsors a student composition contest that is open to academic composers worldwide up to the age of 30. Winners received a performance at Festival and a recording of the work made by members of the Luna Nova Ensemble. The winners of the 2013 contest are:
1st Place Sean William Calhoun (Vanderbilt University), Core for Violin, Cello, and Piano
2nd Place. Fabian Beltran (University of Texas, San Antonio), The Cycles, Preludes No. 1 for piano

They will be attending the festival give presentations and to hear the premiere of their works.

Concert Programs

Wednesday, June 19, 12:10-1:00 p.m. WKNO-FM Live Lunch
Amin Sharifi, Quintet No. 1 “Lamentoso” (Daniel Gilbert, violin; Jenny Davis, flute; Jonathan Kirkscey, cello; clarinet; piano.
Robert Patterson, WKNO Considered (Daniel Gilbert, violin; Nobuko Igarashi, clarinet; John
McMurtery, flute; Jonathan Kirkscey, cello; Maeve Brophy, piano; Robert Patterson, conductor)
Justin Rubin, Variations on A Mighty Fortress, (Adam Bowles, piano)
remaining selections TBA

Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m.
Justin Rubin, Variations on “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (Adam Bowles, piano).
Vivian Fine, Songs and Arias (Gregory Maytan, violin; Robert Patterson, horn; Craig Hultgren, cello)
Louis deLise, Watermarks (John McMurtery, flute).
Samuel Barber, Knoxville 1915 (Esther Gray Lemus, soprano; Andrew Drannon, piano)
Astor Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango (John McMurtery, flute; Mark Volker, guitar)

Thursday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.
Brendan Colbert, Blitz (John McMurtery, flute)
Mark Gresham, Guilty as the Artist, No. 2 (Craig Hultgren, cello)
Mark Volker, Mechanics of Belief (Esther Gray Lemus, soprano; John McMurtery, flute; Gregory Maytan, violin, Craig Hultgren, cello; Adam Bowles, piano, Robert Patterson, conductor)
Robert Patterson, WKNO Considered (Daniel Gilbert, violin; Nobuko Igarashi, clarinet; John
McMurtery, flute; Jonathan Kirkscey, cello; Maeve Brophy, piano; Robert Patterson, conductor).
Claude Debussy, Violin Sonata (Gregory Maytan, violin; Maeve Brophy, piano)

Friday, June 21, 3:30 p.m.
Amin Sharifi, Quintet No. 1 “Lamentoso” (Daniel Gilbert, violin; Jenny Davis, flute; Jonathan Kirkscey, cello; clarinet; piano
Manuel deFalla, Nana (Esther Gray Lemus, soprano; Mark Volker, guitar)
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Esther Gray Lemus, soprano; Mark Volker, guitar)
David Siu, ensemble piece, players TBA

Friday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.
Fabian Beltran, The Cycles, Prelude No. 1 (Maeve Brophy, piano).
Raymond VunKannon, Elegy (Craig Hultgren, cello; Adam Bowles, piano).
Dan Lazarescou, Ballerina’s Dream (Gregory Maytan, violin; Nobuko Igarashi, clarinet; Craig Hultgren, cello; Adam Bowles, piano; Robert Patterson, conductor).
Robert Patterson, American Pierrot (Carl Ratner, baritone; Maeve Brophy, piano)

Saturday, June 22, 3:30 p.m.
Zara Ali, To Convey an Idea (Daniel Gilbert, violin; Jenny Davis, flute; Nobuko Igarashi, clarinet)
Dan Lazarescou, Star-Cross’d (Daniel Gilbert, violin; Andrew Drannon, piano)
Claude Debussy, Images:Reflets dans l’eau (Tony Chen, piano)
Mark Volker, Safe Passage, variation fantasy on San’an (Mark Volker, guitar)
John Hopkins, Disjunct Variations (Adam Bowles, piano)
Michael Quintana, String Trio (violin, viola, cello)

Saturday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Louis deLise, Miniatures for Flute and Piano (John McMurtery, flute; Adam Bowles, piano)
Sean William Calhoun, Core (Gregory Maytan, violin; Jonathan Kirkscey, cello; Andrew Drannon, piano).
Henryk Gorecki, Lerchenmusik (Nobuko Igarashi, clarinet; Craig Hultgren, cello; Andrew Drannon, piano)

Contact:
Patricia Gray, President
Luna Nova Music
Tel: 901-493-0958
pgray@pgray.net
www.belvederefestival.org, www.lunanova.org

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