Meet Nebula’s Cellist, Julia Emery!

Meet Nebula Ensemble’s incredible cellist, Julia Emery!

In addition to premiering many adventurous works like this one with Nebula Ensemble, Julia has been actively involved in performing for communities of elders, for the sick, and for the dying at communities like Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital Oncology Wards and the Boulder Senior Center.

Julia’s work embraces a wide range of artistic interests, backgrounds, and mediums. In this video, she demonstrates the unusual string techniques of a new work from our 2018 summer festival. Julia will be performing a show of traditional and experimental music as eclectic as her interests on October 26th for our concert Chrysalis. Don’t miss it!


Hear Catherine Flinchum’s Hiccup-Pated Groove Oct. 26th!

Nebula flutist and composer Catherine Flinchum is presenting a new version of her delightfully fun and funky Hiccup-Pated Goove (which you can listen to below) on our upcoming October 26th concert, ChrysalisDon’t miss it!

An avid performer of new music, Catherine won First Prize with The Music of the 20th Century (Great Composers Competition) for her performance of Robert Paterson’s The Book of Goddesses. She performs with the Arapahoe Philharmonic, the Flinchum/Herring Guitar and Flute Duo, and the HPF Project (harp, percussion and flute) as well as Nebula Ensemble…[read more]



Performer Spotlight: Arlo Adams

Meet Nebula Ensemble’s talented violinist, Arlo Adams!

A classically trained performer, Arlo can be heard as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in Denver and throughout Colorado. When he is not performing or teaching, he is likely enjoying what Colorado has to offer and building small electronics projects[read more]

Check out Arlo’s most recent collaboration with fellow Nebulite Jasper Schmich Kinney (AKA THE LIVELY ROBOT):


Arlo and Jasper are cooking up more awesome sounds for our October 26th concert, Chrysalis – don’t miss it!

Concert October 26th: Chrysalis

Friday, 10/26/18, 7:30 PM, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary, Main Building 
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If you could wrap yourself in silken threads, what would you take with you into the darkness? How would you emerge, transformed, into the light?

Join Nebula Ensemble at our new home of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church for Chrysalis, an evening of music on the themes of emergence and metamorphosis. The concert highlights work by all of our members, including a musical take on the surrealist “Exquisite Corpse” game, classical music to accompany a live match of Super Smash Bros. (yes, really…), contemporary folk-rock songs arranged for classical instruments, and more!

Brief Description: Contemporary classical music, 60 minutes

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Summer Festival 2018 Starts Monday!

Just a reminder that our Summer Festival 2018 starts Monday, June 18th – tomorrow! Here are the exciting concerts and events you can attend:

Monday, June 18th 

5pm-6pm: Composer vs. Pop Star (talk/performance) – with Sarah Perske
6pm-7pm: Interactive Demo: Learn to make electronic music! – with Stephen Bailey
7:30pm-8:30pm Concert: Solazur (guest artists)

Wednesday, June 20th

5pm-6pm: Making Sense of Edited Memories (talk/demo) – with Nathan Cornelius
6pm-7pm: Soundpainting Workshop: Learn How to Soundpaint!
7pm-7:30pm: Conductor Q&A Part I – with Kornel Thomas
7:30pm-8:30pm Concert: Nature

Friday, June 22nd

6pm-7pm: A Layperson’s Guide to Electroacoustic Music (talk/demo) – with Stephen Bailey
7pm-7:30pm: Conductor Q&A Part II – with Kornel Thomas
7:30pm-8:30pm Concert: Nightlife

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Conductor Q&A: June 20th and 22nd

Wednesday, 6/20/18, 7:00 PM
Friday, 6/22/18, 7:00 PM

Join us before our concerts on June 20th and 22nd for a Q&A session with conductor Kornel Thomas! Currently based in Budapest, Hungary, Kornel is here to answer your questions about making classical music in the 21st century. Admission is free for both the Q&A and the concerts.

This talk is presented as part of Nebula Ensemble’s Summer Festival 2018 at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church. See the full festival schedule here. All events are free and open to the public!


Free Workshops June 18th & 20th – make music with us!

Non-musicians and virtuosos alike are sure to enjoy our free workshops on June 18th and 20th. Invite your friends and get ready to make some music! Both workshops are presented as part of Nebula Ensemble’s Summer Festival 2018 at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church. See the full festival schedule here. All events are free and open to the public!

Learn to Make Electronic Music – Monday 6/18, 6:00 PM                  

Make your own electronic music in real time with the aid of Disklavier pianos and the guidance of local composer Stephen Bailey! No prior musical experience required. Participation is free. Appropriate for all ages.

Soundpainting Workshop – Wednesday 6/20, 6:00 PM 

Whether you’re a tone-deaf accountant or a concert pianist, this Soundpainting workshop will enrich your life! Soundpainting is a form of music-making where a Soundpainter (or conductor) teaches the participants a series of hand gestures that correspond to musical sounds. Bring your voice, your instrument (kazoo…Stradivarius…cardboard box…), and we’ll teach you how to Soundpaint! No prior musical experience necessary. Participation is free. Appropriate for all ages. A limited number of pianos and auxiliary instruments will be available for participants who are unable to bring an instrument.


An Inside Look At New Music: Composer Talks!

Our Summer Festival next week features three fun and thought-provoking talks and demos by Nebula composers! Join Sarah Perske for an exploration of what it means to write both popular and “serious” music, hear Nathan Cornelius discuss the genesis of one of the quirkiest classical guitar works of the 21st century, and learn about what really goes into writing electroacoustic music with Stephen Bailey!

Monday 6/18 5PM
Wednesday 6/20 5PM
Friday 6/22 6 PM

These talks are presented as part of Nebula Ensemble’s Summer Festival 2018 at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary, Main Building. See the full festival schedule here. All events are free and open to the public!