Sphere Ensemble

A nonprofit organization

$28,436 raised by 75 donors

100% complete

$20,000 Goal

Help us reach diverse communities through innovative programming, education, and outreach! Many music groups open their concert halls for outreach concerts, but Sphere stands apart by bringing our professional quality performances to community organizations.

Testimonials

From a performance at Stout Street Recuperative Care Center:
"Thank you-- you reached a very special place in my heart.  Gave me hope to keep going."
"Thank you for taking time to come entertain us.  Loneliness is horrible, made RCC feel more like a home."

From a performance at Gilliam Youth Service Center:
"The entire group came out, not just one or two people."
"Music is very therapeutic"
"I like that they looked passionate about doing that."
"They knew what they were doin', it was smooth! I want them to keep coming!"

From Violin student, El Sistema Colorado Workshop
"I loved getting to play next to Sphere!"

From Brookside Inn Skilled Nursing Facility :
"I had never experienced a live concert like this!"
"I have been to the symphony once or twice before, but had never gotten a chance to get so close to the musicians"

Mission

Sphere Ensemble is a large string ensemble comprised of professional, classically-trained musicians. They seek to: Inspire in audiences a spirit of harmonious cooperation that is uniquely experienced by sharing music with others; Reach audiences that are new to classical-style programs by performing a mixture of musical styles and breaking down barriers between artist and audience; Arrange music from a wide range of original sources to build a diverse repertoire tailored to the ensemble's specific instrumentation; Bring high quality performances to populations that have limited or no access to live music, including in non-traditional performance settings; and Present educational programs crafted for diverse audiences that model a collaborative approach to music and other aspects of life.

Background Statement

Sphere Ensemble was formed in 2011 by professional string players driven to explore the vast potential of the string ensemble repertory. Moving beyond the stereotype of classical music tradition, Sphere's programs include both masterpieces of string orchestra repertoire and exceptional works drawn from all genres to create a new definition of modern performance. Innovative arrangements are written by group members generating a unique and transformative musical experience. Sphere continues to expand the reach to Front Range communities by bringing performances and educational programming to marginalized audiences including Title I schools and communities, homeless shelters, juvenile detention centers, women's shelters, children's hospitals, and assisted living and memory care facilities.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Sphere Ensemble

Year Established

2011

Tax id (EIN)

27-4613778

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Small Organization

Address

505 N Logan St Apt 10
Denver, CO 80203

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US

Phone

602-459-5108

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