Our Core Principle: We believe that music and arts are essential to the health and growth of human communities.

Our Accomplishments in 2020:

 

  • Birth of Company March 2020

  • 3 for 3 grants awarded

  • Over $15,000 raised as of October 2020 

  • Over 50 individual donors

  • 3 Live SOLD OUT socially distanced shows with safety measures

  • 1 world premiere, 1 appearance by a featured composer

  • We made good on our commitment to perform music by women and people of color

  • 10 top local musicians employed

  • $3250 paid to musicians

  • $1500 in support of a local arts venue, “Almagre”

  • Reached over 500 people on Social Media

  • Board was expanded from 3 original members to 5

  • Efficient accounting system has been set up 

  • Business and Strategic Plan are taking shape

  • 4 high school music students ("Epic apprentices”) have been recruited and have been learning how to work in professional concert productions.

Our Immediate Future Plans

 

  • 5 more monthly community concerts are in the budget for 2021.

  • We will continue to feature new music and promote music by women and people of color.

  • Pending pandemic regulations, infrastructure is in place to bring in Petteri Iivonen, principal violinist of the Paris National Opera as first Guest Artist.

  • Work of building a robust educational outreach network coming in the Spring of 2021 is underway. 

  • Work on securing more Grants and Corporate sponsorship is ongoing.

  • We are beginning talks with the fine arts center to collaborate on a project in 2021.

*Non Stuffy: it means - yes we are passionate classical musicians and we want to bring you the highest caliber of musicianship, but our concerts have a relaxed atmosphere: we joke around, explain the pieces, sometimes make comments between movements. The most popular thing is that we communicate with the audience and create a comfortable inclusive vibe. 

At E.P.I.C. we create classical musical programs with a fresh approach. We strive for highest level of musical excellence in every program and get our audiences to feel included in the process.