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.
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.
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
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.
*Last updated in 2022