11:30am Fulcrum Point Quartet Concert
DePaul University Concert Hall
5:00pm Culminating Concert
Millenium Park Wrigley Square (rain location at the Chicago Cultural Center)
Fulcrum Point joins the worldwide celebration of music on June 21!
Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries. Fulcrum Point is one of almost a dozen Chicago ensembles participating in this international day of music. Ensembles will perform throughout the city in the morning and congregate in the evening for a grand culminating concert. Chicago ensembles will play the same repertoire at the same time as musicians in NY, Philadelphia, Boston, St. Louis and Cleveland, in an incredible act of solidarity and unity.
At the 11:30am concert, Fulcrum Point will perform American Pulitzer Prize winning composers Samuel Barber and George Walker. Both composers create iconic works for strings that deeply encompass feelings of nostalgia, pain, loss and reverence. Walker’s “Lyric for Strings” (originally called Lament) was composed in 1946 in memory of his deceased grandmother. Barber ‘s “Adagio for Strings,” which was composed 10 years prior, exudes feelings of sorrow and remembrance.
“Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber
Eleanor Bartsch, Kathleen Carter, violins
Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, viola
Matthew Agnew, violoncello
This program was organized in all six cities by Play for Justice, a collective of Boston-based professional musicians and artists compelled to perform in response to social injustices. Founded after the 2015 Charleston church massacre, Play for Justice has been using music and art to engage the public, raise awareness and show solidarity in times of social and civil unrest. By using Make Music Day as a platform and convener, musicians and audience members would have the opportunity to raise their voices as a congregation of united citizens at a time of great social-political division while allowing participants to foster a deeper appreciation of our commonalities.
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Location: DePaul University Concert Hall