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

At E.P.I.C. we create classical musical concerts with a fresh approach. We strive for highest level of musical excellence in every program, but get our audiences to feel included in the process. You have to see for yourself.

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Organizational Background

The purpose of EPIC is to raise the quality of fine art programs in our community by creating chamber music experiences that involve music and art of the highest caliber. As a result, we will provide more reasons for artists to want to come to our community, stay here and work here.

Key Dates

  • Incorporated in Colorado: August 15, 2019

  • Formed Board of Directors and adopted by-laws: October 12, 2019

  • Approved by IRS as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit: March 17, 2020

    COVID-19 Impact, Revised Planning, and Moving to Normal Operations

    Inaugural plans to launch our chamber music series in fall 2020 were thwarted by COVID. Instead, we operated with smaller audiences using top local musicians following all health & safety guidelines. We were able to launch normal 2021-22 season operations with 8 concerts.

Fall 2020 Accomplishments Included:

  • Won Peak Arts Prize from the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR)

  • Held three live SOLD-OUT smaller scale concerts

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

  • Employed ten top local musicians who were hit by COVID restrictions

  • Supported local arts venue, “Almagre”, by renting performance space during COVID

    Spring 2021 Accomplishments Included:

  • Under heightened COVID restrictions, held one live-streamed virtual concert and one hybrid (live-streamed and restricted in-person attendance) concert

  • Held two additional SOLD-OUT concerts to conclude the spring series

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Accomplishments Included:

  • Held 8 concerts including guest artists Petteri Iivonen, Concertmaster of the Paris National Opera, and Boris Allakhverdyan, Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

  • More than doubled average audience attendance (still trending upwards)

  • Expanded reach to Manitou Springs with two Manitou Arts, Culture and Heritage grants;

    also, Fountain Valley School, Ent Center, and Colorado Springs Youth Symphony

Fall 2022-Spring 2023 Plans Include:

  • Six concerts already booked featuring local and national stars

  •  Growth of collaborations with local schools, colleges, and other arts organizations

 

Organizational Goals

Foundational Goals: In accordance with our Core Principle, Mission, and Vision, we pledge to

1. Use the best professionals in Colorado in productions.
2. Strengthen the overall impact of the arts in our community through collaborations with

artists and educational organizations in a creative way, through innovative formats and programming.

3. Champion new works by talented underrepresented composers as well as produce classics with a fresh spin.

4. Stage educational presentations of music and art where we are needed locally.

5. Work hard to open minds and spark imaginations with the magic of the arts.