Announcing Our 2017 Call for Scores Winners!

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 Call for Scores Winners are Karina Baras and Marco Spagnolo! We received a total of 43 submissions from 12 different countries, and we were deeply impressed by the high quality of the works we received. Baras’ and Spagnolo’s winning compositions will be premiered at our upcoming June 2018 Festival.

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Colorado Landscapes Photo Contest Winners!

We are pleased to announce our Colorado Landscapes Photo Contest Winners! The winning photos will be featured on our April 29th concert Colorado Landscapes.

Photo Contest Winners (in alphabetical order by last name):

William James BrobstonGreat Sand Dunes National Park, June 2015
Linda L JohnsonBlack Canyon National Park, between Gunnison and Montrose Colorado. On the South Rim, August 2014
K. Alex Lanier“Flower on the Bells,” Maroon Bells, July 2016
Sarah Phippen, “Skywater,”  along Co Rd 27, just north of Rand, CO, June 2016
Greg Emilio Quintana, Colorado State Highway 270 Oil Refinery near Commerce City, July 2014
Ethan Smith, the foothills of Sedalia, February 2017
Joshua Riley Smith Madge Gulch Road, Sedalia,  February 2017
Kaitlin Smith, near Sedalia, CO, June 2016
Bob Somrak, at the top of Red Mountain Pass near Ouray, Colorado, fall 2016

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Upcoming Concert: Colorado Landscapes, April 29th

Concert date: 4/29/17, 7:30 PM
Location: Hamilton Recital Hall, Lamont School of Music
Tickets: Free admission
Facebook event: (pending)

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Join us for a concert that explores the diverse terrain, history, and people of Colorado, set against a backdrop of Colorado photography submitted by our fans! Experience the solitude of a trek through Colorado’s high country, meet Denver hero and survivor of slavery Julia Greeley, and celebrate the ancient Pueblo culture through an evening of new works by young composers from Colorado and Brazil.

Submit your own Colorado landscape photo for possible inclusion in our concert by emailing your photo to nebulaensemble@gmail.com. To be considered, submissions must be received by April 1st 2017 and include your full name, the month and year the photo was taken, the location where the photo was taken, and (optionally), a short (100 words or less) paragraph telling the story behind the photo or why this Colorado landscape is meaningful to you. The photo must be your own original work. The winners will have their work featured on our April 29th concert and on our website and Facebook. For complete information about the contest please visit Colorado Landscapes Photo Contest.

Announcing our Colorado Landscapes Photo Contest!

photo by Nathan Cornelius

photo by Nathan Cornelius

Submit your own Colorado landscape photo for possible inclusion in our April 29th concert Colorado Landscapes by emailing your photo to nebulaensemble@gmail.com. To be considered, submissions must be received no later than April 1st 2017 and must include:

(1) Your full name

(2) The month and year the photo was taken

(3) The location where the photo was taken

You may optionally include a short (100 words or less) paragraph telling the story behind the photo or why this Colorado landscape is meaningful to you. The term “landscape” could be interpreted somewhat broadly; e.g., a Colorado cityscape or scene that includes people might be a Colorado “landscape” if you can explain the connection convincingly.

The photo must be your own original work. The winners will have their work featured on our April 29th concert and on our website and Facebook.

                                                 About the concert:

Join us on April 29th for a concert that explores the diverse terrain, history, and people of Colorado, set against a backdrop of Colorado photography submitted by our fans! Prepare to embark on a perilous climbing expedition, meet Denver hero and survivor of slavery Julia Greeley, and celebrate the ancient Pueblo culture through an evening of new works by young composers from Colorado and Brazil…Read More

Jessica Mays’ Circles

Come hear us perform Jessica MaysCircles on our January 22nd concert Digital Intersections: Art and Technology in the 21st Century. Mays’ piece is scored for nine wind instruments, and calls for an unusual arrangement of the performers on the stage. Don’t miss this unique piece!

jessica-maysJessica Mays: “In Circles, the ensemble is divided into to three small groups: one center stage, with two ensembles on either side. This creates a unique experience for the performer regarding how they interact with each other and the space between them. A single note gesture is passed between the center stage musicians…Read More

 

 

Jasper Schmich Kinney’s sports, ballet

We’ve never performed anything quite like Jasper Schmich Kinney’s sports, ballet before…  The exact details are a little mysterious, but here’s a glimpse of (1) the score, (2) the video element that accompanies the performance, and (3), the program note, as told by two mystics… Come hear it on our January 22nd concert Digital Intersections: Art and Technology in the 21st Century

This is one performance you definitely don’t want to miss!

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Stephen Bailey’s All Flesh is Grass…

Come hear us perform Stephen Bailey’s All Flesh is Grass… on our January 22nd concert Digital Intersections: Art and Technology in the 21st CenturyBailey’s piece includes a video element compiled by the composer – don’t miss this unique audio-visual experience!

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SBaileycolorcrop-2 - Version 2Stephen Bailey:  “This summer I traveled by car through a significant portion of the American Midwest…The Great Plains are vast, and have a deeply violent history. Yet for many people they represent a kind of peace and simplicity not found elsewhere…The culture and development in this part of the country is a modern veneer that has been laid over an ancient and resilient landscape, so that one is constantly having the experience of seeing something new in contrast to something from the ancient world…” Read More

Performer Spotlight: Kyle Hughes

Meet Kyle Hughes, an incredible percussionist who has developed a reputation for not only making the impossible possible, but also making it look easy! Kyle will be performing on our January 22nd concert, Digital Intersections: Art and Technology in the 21st Century

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Kyle Hughes is an audio engineer and classical percussionist who strives to capture the beauty in music through his recordings and performances…His search has led him to explore different ethnic and world instruments such as steel drums, hammered dulcimer, bohron, and Ghanaian hand drums…Kyle currently works as an independent audio engineer, recording classical and modern music ensembles, and as a sound tech intern at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant…Read More

Kyle performs Daniel Wilson’s A Treatise on the Ordinance of Mohs at our May 2016 concert, Ritual: earth, water, air, fire, void

Composer Spotlight: TJ Cole

Meet TJ Cole, a highly prolific and sought-after young composer who will be featured on our January 22nd concert “Digital Intersections: Art and Technology in the 21st Century“:

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TJ Cole (b. 1993) is an American composer originally from the suburbs of Atlanta, currently based in Philadelphia…TJ has been commissioned by the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony the Louisville Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, Time for Three and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, One Book One Philadelphia among others…Her work has also been coached by Curtis’ ensemble-in-residence, eighth blackbird…TJ also enjoys drawing, baking, and taking care of the various cats in her life: Xena, Zelda, and Batman…Read More