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Fulcrum Point with the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 11
Geneva High School Auditorium,  416 McKinley Ave, Geneva, IL 60134
3pm:  Masterclass (free admission)
7:30pm: Concert (tickets available at 847-622-0300)


In conjunction with EYSO’s 2014–15 artistic theme A Thousand and One Nights, this year’s annual special masterclass and concert, “Polarity,” explores the representation of light and dark in music through a diverse array of innovative and experimental repertoire.


Stephen Burns and nine additional Fulcrum Point members—including trombonist Andy Baker; saxophonist Jim Gailloreto; pianist Kuang Hao Huang; keyboardist Karl Montzka; bassist Jason Ellis; guitarist Steven Roberts; and percussionists Jeff Handley, Danny Howard, and Jean Leroy—will share the stage with EYSO’s student musicians from Brass Choir, Percussion Ensemble and Youth Symphony. Highlights of the program include:


  • The Brass Choir performing arrangements of Wagner’s Funeral March from Die Götterdammerung and Astor Piazzola’s Tango Suite;
  • The Percussion Ensemble performing its fully improvisational work Metal Moon;

  • Fulcrum Point performances of Jakob TV’s multimedia composition Close Fight, which blends projected visual elements and recorded music with live instruments; Somei Satoh’s Hikari, which brings together electronic, minimalist, and romantic elements; and an arrangement of Thelonius Monk’s Bye Ya.

  • The debut of a new arrangement of Fela Kuti’s Water Get No Enemy, specially orchestrated by Stephen Burns for a joint performance by Fulcrum Point and the full EYSO Youth Symphony.


The 3:00pm Masterclass is free and open to the public. Tickets to the 7:30pm concert are available through the Elgin Community College Arts Center Box Office: 847-622-0300.

Location: Geneva High School


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