ABOUT SPHERE ENSEMBLE
Sphere Ensemble was formed in 2011 by professional string players driven to explore the vast potential of the string ensemble. Moving beyond the stereotype of classical music tradition, Sphere’s programs include both the 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 that can only be heard at a Sphere concert.
Sphere’s debut album, Divergence, was named one of Colorado Public Radio’s Top 20 classical album releases of 2015. Sphere is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization with a passion for educational outreach which includes: performing interactive concerts in Denver area public schools, giving a multi-day workshop with the Bravo! Vail Festival, arranging and premiering student compositions in collaboration with the Da Vinci Center, and giving a free performance of each concert program at Denver Children’s Hospital.
Sphere musicians have appeared with groups and musicians ranging from the Colorado Symphony and Boulder Philharmonic, to Moby and Kanye West, and nearly every style in between. They have performed in Denver, Boulder, and Broomfield, and have been featured on Colorado Public Radio’s Colorado Spotlight show with Charley Samson, and KGNU’s Classic Monday.
Sphere musicians currently perform with: Boulder Philharmonic, Opera Colorado, Greeley Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Central City Opera, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Fort Collins Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, and Ensemble Pearl. Individual Spherists also regularly appear with the Mont Alto Motion Picture and Tango Orchestra, Jesse Manley and His Band, FEAST, Covenhoven, Blow the Vault, Extasis, and Monocle Band.