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Music with Poetry from Yale

Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 PM
Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Chicago
Free Admission

In partnership with the Poetry Foundation, Margaret Robson and Fulcrum Point New Music Project present music and poetry by composers and poets from Yale University.  Music by Derek Bermel, Jacob Druckman, Charles Ives and Jonathan Berger meets poetry by Elizabeth Alexander, Eryn Green, Mark Strand, and John Hollander, among others.  

We are thrilled to announce that composers Derek Bermel and Jonathan Berger will be in attendance.  

The program includes

  • Jonathan Berger  “Antiphon”
  • Charles Ives  “Folk songs”
  • Jacob Druckman “Dark Upon the Harp”
  • Derek Bermel “Cat Calls”


Featured Guests:
Julia Bentley, mezzo soprano
Don Cagen, shofar
Matthias Tacke, violin

Fulcrum Point Ensemble:
Stephen Burns, conductor/trumpet
Rex Martin, tuba
Andy Baker, trombone
Greg Flint, French horn
Kevin Hartman, trumpet
David Inmon, trumpet
Jeff Handley, percussion
Tina Laughlin, percussion

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Cheers for Ears - A Celebration of Hearing

FHSRSunday, March 9, 2-4pm
Hosted by the Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation  - FHSR
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave.
Free Admission - RSVP requested to or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation has invited Fulcrum Point to help them celebrate the Power of Hearing with a concert featuring a beautiful and dynamic Flamenco Performance by Chiara Mangiameli accompanied by guitar and percussion.  This family-friendly event will give attendees the opportunity to learn the music, songs, rhythmic clapping and dance from the artists and put on a show themselves!

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CIMMFest: Fulcrum Point New Music Project and International Beethoven Project present "Light is Calling"

CIMMFestSunday, May 4, 2014, 7pm
1st Ward Events, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago
$20 admission – Buy tickets

"Light is Calling": experimental films and new music

CIMMfest, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, and The International Beethoven Project come together to present "Light is Calling,” a collection of experimental films and new music.

Fulcrum Point New Music Project is a Chicago leader in presenting, commissioning, and recording new and diverse music and multi-media performances. The International Beethoven Project, founded by international pianist George Lepauw, is dedicated to the promotion of revolutionary culture, inspired by the music and life of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Concerto 4, movement 1
film: James Kruml
music: Beethoven
featuring George Lepauw, piano

Paranoid Cheese
film: François Pain
music: Marc Mellits
featuring Cristina Buciu, violin

film: Bill Morrison
music: Julia Wolfe

Light Is Calling
film: Bill Morrison
music: Michael Gordon   
featuring Rika Seko, violin, with electronics and video

Love Obsession
film: Movement of Memory by Rachel Monosov
music: Mischa Zupko
featuring Nick Photinos, cello, and Mischa Zupko, piano

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Loops and Variations featuring Fulcrum Point New Music Project

Fanfare for the Women: A Mother's Day Concert
Sunday, May 11 at 3pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington St.
Free Admission

In celebration of Mother's Day, Stephen Burns (trumpet), Kuang-Hao Huang (piano) and Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff (viola) will perform a selection of works by female composers.  The program includes works by Libby Larsen, Augusta Read Thomas, Jennifer Higdon, Kyong Mee Choi and Sofia Gubaidulina.

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Fulcrum Point Discoveries: Merit Music Young Composers

Kuang Hao Huang, pianoMonday, May 12 at 6pm
Merit School of Music - Gottlieb Hall, 38 S. Peoria
Free Admission

Featured artist: Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang will perform works by young composers at the Merit School of Music.  Following the performance, Stephen Burns will moderate a discussion with the composer, the musicians and the audience.

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Fulcrum Point String Quartet: Latin Flavors

Saturday, May 31 at 7pm
Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston
Tickets: $15 / $5 students – Purchase here

Mark Brandfonbrener (cello), Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff (viola), Rika Seko (violin) and Mathias Tacke (violin) will perform a selection of Latin American influenced works.  The program includes "String Quartet No. 17" by Heitor Villa-Lobos, "Bel Canto" by Elena Ruehr and "Tango Suite for String Quartet" by Elliott Bark. 


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Rush Hour Concerts featuring Fulcrum Point: L'Histoire du Soldat

Tuesday, June 3 at 5:45pm
St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron
Free Admission

Fulcrum Point is thrilled to kick off the 2014 Rush Hour Concerts season!
Featured artists:
Wagner Campos, clarinet
Lewis Kirk, bassoon
Stephen Burns, cornet
Andrew Baker, trombone
Jeff Handley, percussion
Rika Seko, violin
Collins Trier, bass

About Rush Hour Concerts: Every Tuesday evening from June through August, listeners of all ages enjoy a half-hour concert of chamber music masterworks performed by world-class artists – as well as a half-hour pre-concert reception with the performers – for FREE.

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16th Annual Concert for Peace
Sunday, September 21 at 3:45pm
South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Dr., Chicago
Free Admission

Fulcrum Point New Music Project is thrilled to present its 16th Annual Concert for Peace in partnership with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks and The Peace School.  The schedule of activities is as follows:

3:45pm: Call to Peace for Chicago's 77 neighborhoods / In celebration of the International Day of Peace, the audience is invited to send wishes, thoughts or prayers for peace to each of Chicago's 77 neighborhood areas. As the neighborhoods are named one-by-one, the audience is invited to put their voices together and wish peace to each one.

5:40-6:10pm: Sunset Peace Yoga on the lawn.

4-5:30pm: 16th Annual Concert for Peace // Fulcrum Point New Music Project will perform works by Somei Satoh, Jacob TV, Louis Andriessen, Thelonius Monk, Horace Silver and Fela Kuti.

We hope to see you there!

Mirror of Enlightenment: Exotic new music and dance from India
Saturday, November 1 at 7:30pm
Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St.
$20 general / $10 students (tickets will be available as of Aug. 1)

Fulcrum Point transports you on a dramatic adventure fusing Classical Indian music/dance with new art music. "Mara" - an enlightenment tale by Kalapriya Dance - depicts the life of the Buddha. Kalyan Pathak and 25 FP musicians merge Messaien, Mingus and Param Vir premiere "Jagged Mirror" featuring British-Bengali Sarod virtuoso Soumik Datta.