Since 2014 Fulcrum Point has developed and promoted emerging composers in a free, public setting through their ongoing series, Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard. The event is simultaneously a concert featuring young and emerging composers, a dialogue and workshop, and a reception with wine and cheese. In addition to enjoying new music, the audience learns about the composer’s inspirations and creative processes and is able to actively engage with the artists by offering impressions and feedback.
“Notturno” by Lawren Brianna Ware
“Trumpet Sonata” by Elaine Fine
Featuring Stephen Burns on trumpet and Kuang-Hao Huang on piano.
“I wrote my Trumpet Sonata in 2000. I had just begun a master’s program, and was studying composition for the first time. Before moving to more abstract music, I wanted to feel comfortable writing in Sonata Form, and was surprised to find how easy and enjoyable it was to write in Sonata Form using mid-20th-century harmonies.”
Notturno for trumpet and piano is a piece that was composed for my colleague and friend, trumpeter Brett Bellomy. The piece focuses on mixed and asymmetrical meter. It also employs imitation, antiphonal techniques, and highlights extended tertian and jazz harmonies. The audience should be transported to a still and calm moonlit lake. Later, as heard in the piano’s sixteenth note accompaniment, the waters begin to flow more quickly. However, the accompaniment gradually slows down and leads into a varied recapitulation of the beginning theme, ending with the moonlight glistening off of the lake’s still, calm waters.
Event is FREE; Please RSVP for free on Eventbrite.
Location: Merit School of Music: Gottlieb Hall