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Aug 23, 2020

Get to know EPIC, the new music organization in Colorado Springs that promises “We will NOT be another “stuffy” classical music series!” EPIC was founded right before the pandemic began this spring. They won the 2020 Peak Arts Prize for Small Org., and the dynamic energy of founder Sergei Vassiliev is still powering big plans featuring international guest artists and local performers. Will they be able to live up to their name and bring a new kind of music experience to local audiences?

We explore the possibilities in this interview with Sergei Vassiliev, Founder & Artistic Director of EPIC (and clarinetist with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic) and Shauna Smith, a musician who will be featured in EPIC's first Community Concert on August 30. (Concert details at Learn about EPIC at

Peak Radar Live features live interviews, performances, behind-the-scenes access, sneak previews and personal tours highlighting the rich cultural life of the Pikes Peak region of Colorado. It has been hosted by Angela Seals of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region since 2016, now with production by Studio 809, alongside a rotating array of special guests from the local arts and cultural scene. (See over 70 videos of the local arts community at Peak Radar’s YouTube page.) Connect to hundreds of events, cultural guides, and creative initiatives year-round at

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