Englewood Arts presents Musical Events in Hampden Hall of the highest quality and Introduces Young People to the joy of Making Music through Strings Attached classes
Englewood Arts was created in 2000 through the initiative of the City’s Cultural Arts Commission. Our mission is to enrich the life of our community through exposure to and participation in the finest of musical performances and music education. In Hampden Hall, we celebrate the success of presenting popular classical favorites as well as rarely-heard gems by many of Denver’s finest musicians.
In 2002, Englewood Arts developed Strings Attached – an elementary and middle school program geared toward early strings education in Englewood and Sheridan schools. Weekly classes by professional musicians are held after-school and during school in violin, cello, piano and guitar.
In 2005, Hampden Hall was established through a collaborative effort with the City of Englewood. This handsome 192-seat hall is a versatile performance space for concerts, art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, community meetings, and education programs. As a community facility, it is available to local organizations and performers for a nominal fee. Inquiries are welcome by contacting Eric Bertoluzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Englewood Arts Presents
A eclectic musical series bringing a wide mix of classical and popular music to Hampden Hall at affordable prices and easy accessibility. Students under 18 are always free.
- Chamber Music of the Masters: a Saturday afternoon series presenting exceptional chamber performances by members of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and other fine musicians in the Denver metro area. Informal talks by the musicians enhance the listening experience.
- Starlight Rhythms: a Friday evening series featuring a wide variety of outstanding performers ranging from blues and jazz, folk and bluegrass, rock and world music.
Music Education through Strings Attached
A strings instruction program for beginning and intermediate students featuring small group classes on violin, cello, piano and guitar in Englewood elementary and middle schools. Since its inception in 2002, hundreds of students have participated in the program. In 2011, it was successfully expanded into the Sheridan School district.
Englewood Arts Trustees
Englewood Arts is made up of a volunteer board of trustees who bring together a variety of backgrounds. Trustees represent a broad range of interests and skills pertaining to the arts and business, and contribute according to their expertise and interests. Jim Copenhaver serves as the Chair; Eric Bertoluzzi as Executive Director; Kevin Ebert, Vice-Chair; Gary Kring, Treasurer; Suzanne Ryan, Secretary; Ray Satter, Colene VerCande, Hanna Warren, and Lee Yeingst.