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Belvedere Festival Preview Concer 2014

Luna Nova Music is presenting its Eight Annual Belvedere Chamber Music Festival June 18-21 at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The Preview Concert will give a little taste of what is coming up in the Festival. It will feature works by Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Tailleferre, Allende, Kodaly, and Patterson. Performers are Nobuko Igarashi (clarinet), Perry Mears (piano), Paul Murray (baritone), Daniel Gilbert (violin), Jonathan Kirkscey (cello), Andre Duvall (piano) and Robert Patterson (horn). The program will last an hour with no intermission. Reception will follow. Free admission, reception to follow

Eighth Annual Belvedere Chamber Music Festival

June 18-21, 2014
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1720 Peabody, Memphis, TN
Concerts each evening at 7:30
and Friday and Saturday afternoons at 3:00

All concerts are free and open to the public. Exact programs will be published her by June 1.

2014 Student Composition Contest Winners Announced

Each year Luna Nova in cooperation with the Beethoven Club sponsors a student composition contest for academic composers under the age of 30. Winners come to Memphis to have their works performed at the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival. This year we had 144 entries from 20 countries. We are happy to announce the winners here:

1st Place
Pierce Gradone (University of Chicago)
Vamp (clarinet, violin, cello, and piano)
2nd Place

Brandon Scott Rumsey (University of Texas at Austin)
Limelight (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano)
3rd Place

Alexandre Jamar (Sciences Po - Collège Universitaire Campus de Nancy, France)
Four Japanese Miniatures (clarinet, guitar, and cello)

What We Have Been Busy Doing for the Last Eight Years

  • 150 free concerts open to the public
  • 350+ complete performance recordings available on the website and iTunes podcasts
  • approximately 14,000 downloads a month of our various recordings and educational materials on our website and podcasts
  • benefit concerts for the House of Mews and the Woodruff-Fontaine House
  • premiere performances of approximately 80 new works by academic student and faculty composers
  • hosting young composition contest winners from all over the US as well as Italy, China, Turkey, Australia, Taiwan, and Korea at our annual Belvedere Festival

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Luna Nova Music
1794 Carr Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

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Since its formation in 2002, Luna Nova, a group of artists devoted to the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, has performed in colleges, museums, churches, and concert halls across the country. Its repertoire consists of recognized masterworks as well as works by emerging composers. With concerts, masterclasses and private instruction, Luna Nova maintains a strong commitment to the education of performers and listeners, and to the cause of new music. Luna Nova is currently the core ensemble for the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival held each June in Memphis, Tennessee.

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