Coming Up: Nebula Ensemble Debut Concert!

Cellist Hillary Flowers, bassist Sam Liddell, conductor Kornel Thomas, and composer and co-director Jasper Schmich Kinney during a Nebula Ensemble rehearsal.

The members of Nebula Ensemble, a Denver-based new music ensemble, are gearing up for their debut concert. The ensemble is comprised of Lamont School of Music students and alumni who are committed to presenting 21st-century chamber music at venues throughout Colorado, getting audiences excited about the new possibilities and extended sound-world of contemporary music. Conductor Kornel Thomas says concert goers can expect to hear “some awesome sounds, some craziness, some chaos, some beautiful, beautiful moments, some really loud moments…basically everything you want in a concert!” The concert will take place on Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 P.M in Hamilton Recital Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.

The ensemble was co-founded in the summer of 2014 by Nathan Cornelius and Jasper Schmich Kinney. “We have some really talented composers who have written some awesome pieces,”  says Cornelius.  “Our wonderful musicians have been putting in a lot of work to prepare this concert.” Four new works composed specifically for the ensemble will be featured on Saturday’s concert: Nathan Cornelius’ when we remembered, Jessica Mays’ Elegy, Sarah Perske’s The Cavern of Starsand Jasper Schmich Kinney’s The Exquisite Corpse Shall Drink the New Wine (click the titles to hear samples). “We’re searching for the sound that’s going to define classical music in the 21st century,” says Cornelius, “and we’re excited to get to share our explorations with an audience.”

Visit Nebula Ensemble’s “Hear Our Music” page for audio clips and more information about the new works, and watch our promotional video on YouTube. Admission to the concert is free.

When: Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm
 Nebula Ensemble debut concert, featuring new works by Nathan Cornelius, Jasper Schmich Kinney, Sarah Perske, and Jessica Mays.
Where: Hamilton Hall, University of Denver Lamont School of Music
Tickets: Free admission.
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