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2015 Belvedere Chamber Music Festival

June 29, 2015 - selected recordings from this years Festival now available HERE. More will be added. Check back with us.

Concert 1
Wednesday, June 17, 7:30 p.m.
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Trezevant Hall, 1720 Peabody

  • J.S. Bach, Partita in A minor, BWV 1013 – Jenny Davis (flute)
  • Lili Boulanger,  Nocturne and Cortege – Daniel Gilbert (violin), Perry Mears (piano)
  • Ars Nova Duets No. 1-3 – Nobuko Igarashi (bass clarinet), Robert Patterson (horn)
  • Francis Poulenc, Le Bestiaire - Paul Murray (bass), Perry Mears (piano)
  • Edgar Girtain, Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello – John McMurtery, Daniel Gilbert, Jonathan Kirkscey

Concert 2
Thursday, June 18, 7:30 p.m.
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Trezevant Hall
, 1720 Peabody

  • John Ireland, Sea Fever - Paul Murray (bass), Perry Mears (piano)
  • Benjamin Britten, Ash Grove - Paul Murray (bass), Perry Mears (piano)
  • Keane Southard, The Dove in the Ash Grove – Jonathan Kirkscey (cello), Perry Mears (piano)
  • Erik Satie, Pieces froides, mvts. 1-3 – Adam Bowles (piano)
  • Robert Patterson, Skeletons from the Tune Closet – Nobuko Igarashi (clarinet), Craig Hultgren (cello), Maeve Brophy (piano)
  • Nick Norton, Quiet Harbor – Gregory Maytan (violin) John  McMurtery (flute) Nobuko Igarashi (clarinet), Jonathan Kirkscey (cello)
  • Keel, Frederick, Three Salt-Water Ballads - Paul Murray (bass), Perry Mears (piano)

Concert 3
Friday, June 19, 3:30 p.m.
Beethoven Club
, 263 S. McLean

  • J.S. Bach, Solo Cello Suite No. 4 in Eb Major, BWV 1010, Courante, Sarabande – Nicole Davis
  • Erik Satie, Pieces froides, mvts. 4-6– Adam Bowles (piano)
  • Matthew Kinney, Remembering a Dream – Priscilla Tsai (violin), James Green (piano)
  • Keith Tobin, Morningstar – Nicole Davis (cello), James Green (piano)
  • Marshall Fine, Music in Homage – Gregory Maytan (violin), Robert Patterson (horn), Maeve Brophy (piano)

Concert 4
Friday, June 19, 7:30 p.m.
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Trezevant Hall, 1720 Peabody

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jet Whistle – Jenny Davis (flute), Jonathan Kirkscey (cello)
  • Mark Volker, Prometheus Suite – Priscilla Tsai (violin), Nobuko Igarashi (clarinet), John McMurtery (flute), Craig Hultgren (cello), Adam Bowles (piano)
  • Jennifer Margaret Barker, Dumgoyne – John McMurtery (flute), Perry Mears (piano)
  • Maurice Ravel, Duo for Violin and Cello – Gregory Maytan (violin), Craig Hultgren (cello)

Concert 5
Saturday, June 20, 3:30 p.m.
Beethoven Club, 263 S. McLean

  • Ars Nova Duets, Nos. 4-6 -  Nobuko Igarashi (bass clarinet), Robert Patterson (horn)
  • Stephen Paulus, Fantasy in Three Parts – John McMurtery (flute), Mark Volker (guitar)
  • Raymond VunKannon, Elegy – Perry Mears (piano)
  • Dan Lazarescou, Perpetual Motion – Craig Hultgren (cello), Adam Bowles (piano)

Concert 6
Saturday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Trezevant Hall, 1720 Peabody

  • Alexandra T Bryant, Two Ghost Stations – Jenny Davis (flute), Maeve Brophy (piano)
  • Robert Patterson, The Hunting of the Snark – Catherine Grace Cox (soprano), John McMurtery (flute), Craig Hultgren (cello), Perry Mears (piano)
  • Gabriel Faure, Au Bord de l’Eau, Clair de lune – Paul Murray (bass), Perry Mears (piano)
  • Igor Stravinsky, Histoire du Soldat Trio – Gregory Maytan (violin), Nobuko Igarashi (clarinet), Maeve Brophy (piano)

2015 Belvedere Festival Composition Contest Winners

1st Prize - Nick Norton: Quiet Harbor
flute, clarinet (doubling bass), violin, cello

2nd Prize - Alexandra Bryant: Two Ghost Stations for flute and piano

3rd Prize - Keane Southard: The Dove in the Ash Grove
A Fantasy on Two Welsh Folk Songs for cello and piano


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