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Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard
Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard

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…

Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard
Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard

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…

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Salon Concert
Salon Concert

Since 2015, Fulcrum Point has hosted a series of Salon Concerts for our friends and patrons. The concerts have showcased a wide variety of original compositions and engaging improvisations and are always performed…

Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard: Performance, Dialogue & Reception Featuring…
Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard: Performance, Dialogue & Reception Featuring…

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…

Make Music Chicago Presents Lift Every Voice: Musicians Rising For Racial Justice
Make Music Chicago Presents Lift Every Voice: Musicians Rising For Racial Justice

11:30am Fulcrum Point Quartet Concert DePaul University Concert Hall   5:00pm Culminating Concert NEW VENUE: Millenium Park The Cloud Gate (The Bean) (rain location at the Chicago Cultural Center)    Fulcrum Point joins the worldwide…

Creating Identity Presentation
Creating Identity Presentation

This event will the be the culminating presentation of our educational pilot program, Creating Identity at George Washington Elementary School. In Creating Identity, Fulcrum Point teaching artists work with 7th-10th grade CPS students, encouraging them…

Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard: Performance, Dialogue & Reception Featuring…
Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard: Performance, Dialogue & Reception Featuring…

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…

Asian Pop-Up Cinema Award Night: Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring Teddy Robin…
Asian Pop-Up Cinema Award Night: Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring Teddy Robin…

Fulcrum Point New Music Project is proud to be featured as the music headliner at Asian Pop-Up Cinema‘s Lifetime Achievement Award Night, honoring Teddy Robin Kwan.* Fulcrum Point will perform the award-winning, original…

Hong Kong Pop Meets Avant-Pop: A CIMMFest Event Featuring Jacob TV & Teddy…
Hong Kong Pop Meets Avant-Pop: A CIMMFest Event Featuring Jacob TV & Teddy…

As part of the Chicago International Music and Movies Festival, Fulcrum Point New Music Project brings you a multimedia feast for the senses featuring outrageous videos and a 7 piece funk band playing…

WNUR 89.3 FM Feature
WNUR 89.3 FM Feature

Our very own Seth Parker Woods, Curator of Inclusion & Discoveries, will be interviewed by WNUR. Seth will discuss the mission of Fulcrum Point, as well as our 20th anniversary (coming up in…

Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard
Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard

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…

The Invention of Morel: Always Together, Forever Apart
The Invention of Morel: Always Together, Forever Apart

February 18 & 24, 2017, 7:30 pm February 26, 2017, 3:00 pm   Fulcrum Point collaborates with The Chicago Opera Theatre and Stewart Copeland by performing as the orchestra for “The Invention…

The Black Composer Speaks: Exhortation!
The Black Composer Speaks: Exhortation!

5:45 pm Roundtable Discussion  Led by Steve Bynum, Senior Producer of WBEZ’s “Worldview” 7:30 pm Concert   In collaboration with Kahil El’ Zabar and The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Fulcrum Point celebrates the…

The Convergence of Experimental Musical Mediums: A Roundtable Discussion on…
The Convergence of Experimental Musical Mediums: A Roundtable Discussion on…

The Convergence of Experimental Musical Mediums: A roundtable discussion on inclusion, access, and aesthetics in music from the Black Diaspora, precedes the February 10th “Exhortation!” concert. The roundtable will address inclusion, convergence of…

The Black Composer Speaks: Exhortation!
The Black Composer Speaks: Exhortation!

In collaboration with Kahil El’ Zabar and The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Fulcrum Point celebrates the unique and complex voices of Black American composers by championing the music of three generations of artists,…

Creating Identity Presentation
Creating Identity Presentation

This event will the be the culminating presentation of our new educational pilot program, Creating Identity. In Creating Identity, Fulcrum Point teaching artists work with 7th-10th grade CPS students, encouraging them to explore…

18th Annual Concert for Peace: Politics, Poetry, and Prayer
18th Annual Concert for Peace: Politics, Poetry, and Prayer

Highlighting this year’s 18th Annual Concert for Peace, activists Malcolm London and Stella Binion perform their social political poetry in the context of the tumultuous and discordant national and international events of…

The Space Between: Fluxus Art, Music and Poetry: An artist's conversation on…
The Space Between: Fluxus Art, Music and Poetry: An artist's conversation on…

Fulcrum Point New Music Project will host a multi-disciplinary event in the intimate setting of the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park. FP Founder and trumpet virtuoso Stephen Burns, Poet/Activist Kevin Coval, founder of Louder…

Fulcrum Point Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard
Fulcrum Point Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard

Hear and have your opinions heard at our concert/conversation/reception featuring new works by emerging American composers, performed by Chicago’s best musicians. Enjoy new music, the composers insights, and share your own feelings and…

Ear Taxi Festival Opening Night: featuring Fulcrum Point New Music Project
Ear Taxi Festival Opening Night: featuring Fulcrum Point New Music Project

Fulcrum Point New Music Project is thrilled to kick off Ear Taxi Festival with a program featuring works by Mischa Zupko (Chicago Premiere), Elizabeth Ogonek (World Premiere), and George Flynn.   Wednesday, October…

Rush Hour: Here and Now II: An Ear Taxi Festival Preview
Rush Hour: Here and Now II: An Ear Taxi Festival Preview

As a preview to Ear Taxi Festival, Fulcrum Point presents the music of Mischa Zupko in collaboration with Rush Hour Concerts. Award-winning composer Mischa Zupko is celebrated for compositions that are emotionally-charged and viscerally-engaging, exciting…

PUBLIC Chicago Presents Fulcrum Point New Music Project: Cocktails and cool music,…
PUBLIC Chicago Presents Fulcrum Point New Music Project: Cocktails and cool music,…

Fulcrum Point will collaborate with the luxurious and modern PUBLIC Chicago with a concert series featuring a diverse lineup of new music. Grab a craft cocktail at the bar, relax in the gorgeous Library…

Sound Tracks Plus: China Pilot Program
Sound Tracks Plus: China Pilot Program

At Pasteur Elementary School, Sound Tracks Plus students are exposed to Chinese culture through hands-on music and dance workshops. Their curiosity is piqued by demonstrations of ancient Chinese instruments, like the Erhu (a Chinese…

I WAS LIKE, WOW!: A Benefit Concert for Sound Tracks Education Programs in Chicago…
I WAS LIKE, WOW!: A Benefit Concert for Sound Tracks Education Programs in Chicago…

A mind-blowing performance of provocative new music and video art, with special performances by our Sound Tracks students!   5:30 p.m Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres 7:00 p.m Performance Mesirow Financial James C. Tyree…

PROCLAMATION!: The Black Composer Speaks
PROCLAMATION!: The Black Composer Speaks

PROCLAMATION! The Black Composer Speaks celebrates music by African American artists utilizing styles from neoclassical to free improvisation, concerto to collaborative, Afrocentric to abstract. Based on the award-winning treatise by David Baker,…

Roundtable at DuSable Museum: The Black Composer Speaks
Roundtable at DuSable Museum: The Black Composer Speaks

A Roundtable on diversity, inclusion, and access in experimental new music   This event is FREE!   WHO: Saudia Davis is a social entrepreneur and will lead a discussion with Stephen Burns, Artistic…

Salon Concert
Salon Concert

On April 15th Fulcrum Point held an intimate salon concert at the private residence of a friend and colleague. The program was a concert of new music featuring string quartet and trumpet…

Brainstorm at 1871
Brainstorm at 1871

Fulcrum Point held a brainstorm session at tech hub 1871, bringing together entrepreneurs, music and tech experts in order to explore the dynamics between digital technology and new music. Attendees enjoyed complimentary…

Salon Concert
Salon Concert

On April 1st, Fulcrum Point hosted our first salon concert of the season in the intimate setting of a private residence.    The Program “Voodoo Dolls” by Jessie Montgomery “I wouldn’t eat…

Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard
Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard

Hear and have your opinions heard at our informal concert/conversation/cocktail event featuring new works by emerging American composers, performed by Chicago’s best musicians. Enjoy new music and the composers’ insights via Skype…

INTRO-IT!: The Black Composer Project
INTRO-IT!: The Black Composer Project

Fulcrum Point New Music Project INTRO-IT! The Black Composer Project February 28, 2016  2-5:00pm   University Church of Chicago 5655 S. University Avenue Chicago, IL  60637    Presenting INTRO-IT!, the concert kicking…

A Light Within: 17th Annual Concert for Peace
A Light Within: 17th Annual Concert for Peace

Fulcrum Point New Music Project A Light Within: 17th Annual Concert for Peace featuring guest artist Kevin Coval Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:30pm Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St, Chicago   The Chicago…

Open Call for Scores: Fulcrum Point Discoveries
Open Call for Scores: Fulcrum Point Discoveries

Want to be Discovered by Fulcrum Point? We hold public readings of new works, works in progress, and sketches for up to four musicians. Share your inspiration, process, and works. Discover musical…

Elevation: A Music, Art and Fashion Party
Elevation: A Music, Art and Fashion Party

Fulcrum Point is thrilled to participate in Elevation: A Music, Art and Fashion Party, the fundraiser for the Chicago Academy of Music. Happening on November 7th, it’s an evening of extraordinary talent…

Brass Beer Bash
Brass Beer Bash

Don’t miss this festive celebration of brass and beer!   Fulcrum Point New Music Projet: Brass Beer Bash Tuesday, October 6, 2015 7:30pm 1st Ward Events, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago Admission: $15…

New Music Chicago 10 Year Birthday Bash
New Music Chicago 10 Year Birthday Bash

Come hear New Music Chicago’s performers and composers as we kick off our 10th season with a concert and party!   New Music Chicago 10 Year Birthday Bash Friday, September 11, 2015…

Make Music Chicago
Make Music Chicago

Make Music Chicago: Monk and Malinke (WDCB Broadcast) Sunday, June 21 at 1:30pm Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St., Chicago Free Admission   Fulcrum Point is thrilled to…

American Howl: Music and Poetry from Bauhaus to Beat
American Howl: Music and Poetry from Bauhaus to Beat

Fulcrum Point New Music Project and the Poetry Foundation present American Howl: Music and Poetry from Bauhaus to Beat Guest Artist Kevin Coval, poet Wednesday, June 17 at 7pm Poetry Foundation, 61…

THE NEWS in Chicago
THE NEWS in Chicago

Fulcrum Point New Music Project presents THE NEWS Pop Opera by JacobTV Starring Nora Fisher and Loire   “Stinging political parody, calculated to offend liberals and conservatives alike…The News made me want to…

THE NEWS in NYC
THE NEWS in NYC

Fulcrum Point is thrilled to perform the NY Premiere of THE NEWS at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.   “A multimedia experience that splashes political hot potatoes across the stage yet refuses…

Polarity with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
Polarity with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

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)  …

Fulcrum Point @ Constellation
Fulcrum Point @ Constellation

Fulcrum Point New Music Project @ Constellation Sunday, March 1 at 8:30pm Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago $15 general / $10 students   FEATURING… Stephen Burns – trumpet Ian Ding –…

New Works for Percussion & Saxophone
New Works for Percussion & Saxophone

Fulcrum Point Discoveries: New Works for Percussion & Saxophone featuring works by Timothy Page and Conner VanderBeek Monday, February 23 at 6pm 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 833 Free Admission   Don’t…

Fulcrum Point String Quartet
Fulcrum Point String Quartet

Fulcrum Point Discoveries Series: New Works for Strings featuring the Fulcrum Point String Quartet   Saturday, January 31 at 8pm Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria Free Admission   Mathias Tacke…

OOHnow The Culture Revolution
OOHnow The Culture Revolution

A Celebration of the Arts, Global Innovation and Technology   Don’t miss the launch of OOHnow at its premier one-day art and music event, “The Culture Revolution,” from 12 pm to 12…

Mirror of Enlightenment: Exotic new music and dance from India
Mirror of Enlightenment: Exotic new music and dance from India

Don’t miss this one-night-only concert bringing together the classical and contemporary music and dance of India!   “…Param Vir’s Raga Fields proved compelling and fascinating, in effect a concerto for sarod (it…

Fulcrum Point Discoveries of Emerging Composers: University of Chicago student…
Fulcrum Point Discoveries of Emerging Composers: University of Chicago student…

Join us for an evening featuring new compositions by University of Chicago students.     Fulcrum Point Discoveries is a series that presents new music by young and emerging composers in a…

16th Annual Concert for Peace
16th Annual Concert for Peace

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…

Peace Day in Chicago
Peace Day in Chicago

Don’t miss the activities organized in conjunction with the 36th Anniversary of Peace Day in Chicago.   Chicago Build the Peace Committee and The Peace School present a program that includes a call to…

L'Histoire du Soldat
L'Histoire du Soldat

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…

Fulcrum Point String Quartet: Latin Flavors
Fulcrum Point String Quartet: Latin Flavors

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,…

Merit Music Young Composers
Merit Music Young Composers

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…

Fanfare for the Women: A Mother's Day Concert
Fanfare for the Women: A Mother's Day Concert

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…

Light is Calling
Light is Calling

“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…

Cheers for Ears: A Celebration of Hearing
Cheers for Ears: A Celebration of Hearing

Hosted by the Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation – FHSR   The Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation has invited Fulcrum Point to help them celebrate the Power of Hearing with…

Music with Poetry from Yale
Music with Poetry from Yale

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…

Holiday Brass and Beer Bash with Fulcrum Point Brass & Gaudete Brass
Holiday Brass and Beer Bash with Fulcrum Point Brass & Gaudete Brass

Join Fulcrum Point and Gaudete Brass for an evening of brass music, beer, cider and snacks!   The program will feature music by Ewazen, Plog, Sampson and the World Premiere of Jessica…

New Works by Merit Music Student Composers for clarinet, cello, and piano
New Works by Merit Music Student Composers for clarinet, cello, and piano

Featured Artists: Wagner Campos, clarinet; Kuang Hao Huang, piano

Dick Higgins: Danger Music; Write a Thousand Symphonies (music composed by…
Dick Higgins: Danger Music; Write a Thousand Symphonies (music composed by…

Featured composer: Dick Higgins Featured artists: Fulcrum Point, Stephen Burns, conductor   Fulcrum Point New Music Project will perform The Thousand Symphonies, a seminal work by Fluxus artist Dick Higgins. Presented by…

Fulcrum Point Discoveries Series: New Works for Saxophones
Fulcrum Point Discoveries Series: New Works for Saxophones

Performing new works for saxophones:   Transformation by William Wayman Alucinaciones I by Andrés Carrizo   Performed by Jeremy Ruthrauff, Eric Goluszka, Andrew Carpenter, and Thomas Snydacker.

Fulcrum Point at Art Expo Chicago: Music for Trumpets and Trees
Fulcrum Point at Art Expo Chicago: Music for Trumpets and Trees

Featured composer: HigginsFeatured artists: Josh Berman, Stephen Burns, Marquis Hill, Russ Johnson and Corey Wilkes

Fulcrum Point New Music Project & Thodos Dance Chicago: New Music & Dance
Fulcrum Point New Music Project & Thodos Dance Chicago: New Music & Dance

Featured artists:   Greg Beyer, marimba Doug Perkins, marimba Hannah White, violin   Join us for an exciting evening of live music and dance , with Fulcrum Point New Music Project and…

Shanti: 15th Annual Concert for Peace
Shanti: 15th Annual Concert for Peace

Special Guests: Chicago Children’s Choir directed by Josephine Lee, mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley, soprano, Genevieve Thiers, pianist Kuang Hao Huang, sarod virtuoso Soumik Datta, Zeshan Bagewadi and Zamin, tabla master Kalyan Pathak, and…

Fulcrum Point at the Thirsty Ear Festival
Fulcrum Point at the Thirsty Ear Festival

Stephen Burns will perform electro-acoustic works by Mischa Zupko, Yan Maresz, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.   Catch the live broadcast on WFMT from 5-7 PM!   Find more details here.

Fulcrum Point Discoveries
Fulcrum Point Discoveries

Guest Artist: Samuel Wells Fulcrum Point Discoveries is a monthly series that presents new music by young and emerging American composers in a free public setting.  This series gives underserved American composers…

Chicago Day of Music
Chicago Day of Music

Featured Artists: Mary Stolper, flute Kuang-Hao Huang, piano   Program: Aaron Jay Kernis – Air (1996) Joseph Schwantner – Black Anemones (1982) Kenji Bunch – Velocity (2006)

Rush Hour Concert
Rush Hour Concert

“Rush Hour Concerts provides the broadest access to great live music throughout Chicago in ways relevant to contemporary lifestyles that also nourish aesthetic appreciation and foster a sense of community. Rush Hour…

Fulcrum Point Discoveries
Fulcrum Point Discoveries

String quartets by Luke Gullickson and Patrick O’Malley   Performed by Rika Seko, Mathias Tacke, Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, Mark Brandfonbrener, & Stephen Burns   Hear new works, participate in a discussion of their…

Imagining Peace
Imagining Peace

We are honored to invite you to join us and other Chicago leaders in this first Imagining Peace Conference. We will be performing on Friday evening before the opening address by Sakyong…

Altered States - Movie Score Concert
Altered States - Movie Score Concert

Expanding on its popular Movie Music programs, featuring live orchestration of film scene scores, Fulcrum Point is proud to present, with 75-pc orchestra, the complete film score and screening of Ken Russell’s…

Afro Beats II
Afro Beats II

Bring your whole family to enjoy the foot-tapping, hand-clapping music by Afro-Beat legend Fela Kuti, Jazz giant Thelonious Monk and Cuban superstar Pacquito d’Rivera. Special Guest Artist: Morikeba Kouyate, Kora Master and…

Poetry off the Shelf: Fulcrum Point goes Ivy League
Poetry off the Shelf: Fulcrum Point goes Ivy League

In its ongoing Ivy League series, Chicago’s endlessly innovative new music ensemble explores poetry and music with Princeton University. The impressive roster of poets who attendd or have taught at Princeton includes…

Music for Percussion, A Reading Session for Emerging Composers
Music for Percussion, A Reading Session for Emerging Composers

Stephen Burns, artistic director, is pleased to invite you to the next of Fulcrum Point’s Discoveries sessions, a reading series for young and emerging American composers. We hope that you can join…

Music for Brass: A Reading Session for Emerging Composers
Music for Brass: A Reading Session for Emerging Composers

Stephen Burns, artistic director, is pleased to invite you to the next of Fulcrum Point’s Discoveries sessions, a reading series for young and emerging American composers. We hope that you can join…

Fulcrum Point Annual Benefit Concert: Fiesta Latina
Fulcrum Point Annual Benefit Concert: Fiesta Latina

5:30 PM to 6:45 PM Pre-concert supporter’s cocktail reception at Donor Room 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM Concert 8:15 PM – 10 PM Post-concert meet & greet with artists in the lobby…

Dick Higgins' Thousand Symphonies
Dick Higgins' Thousand Symphonies

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary Concert of the Fluxus Art Movement with a bang!: “Danger Music – Write A Thousand Symphonies” by Dick Higgins   This is only the second time scores have…

International Beethoven Project
International Beethoven Project

Fulcrum Point New Music Project participates in the International Beethoven Project.  Here is the full program:   New electro-acoustic music with video   Jacob TV: May this Bliss Never End, Kuang Hao…

Annual Concert for Peace: Harmony – East Meets West
Annual Concert for Peace: Harmony – East Meets West

Fulcrum Point New Music Project, the city’s leader in new art music and inventive collaborations, commemorates the 9.11 with music and song inspired by a vision for a harmonious world featuring music…

Reading Session: Music for Percussion
Reading Session: Music for Percussion

The August 20 event will bring forth eclectic percussion sounds in Variations on Nebulous by Kyle Quarles, Invisible Nocturnal by Drake Andersen, “Sparrow Dance” from Ritual Dances by Eric Guinivan, and Jacob…

Reading Session: Music for Strings
Reading Session: Music for Strings

The program includes Matt Gold’s Meditation on a Handel Aria for solo cello, performed by Sophie Webber, and Elliot Bark’s Tango Suite for string quartet. Mathias Tacke and Rika Seko, violins, Claudia…

Reading Session: Music for Trumpet
Reading Session: Music for Trumpet

Featuring music for trumpet, piano, and electronics by student composers Philip McGrath, Molly Joyce, Samuel Wells, and Philip de Oliveira.

Make Music Chicago
Make Music Chicago

Make Music Chicago performance, broadcasting live on 98.7 WFMT.   Fulcrum Point former composer-in-residence, Mischa Zupko (pianist) and Jeremy Ruthrauff (sax) performing IN TRANSIT.

Movie Music Concert II
Movie Music Concert II

Following a standing-room-only presentation between Columbia College Chicago and Fulcrum Point in May 2011, the pair will reunite to present another free movie music screening event with live orchestra at the sound…

Midwest Premiere of THE NEWS by JacobTV, a Reality Opera
Midwest Premiere of THE NEWS by JacobTV, a Reality Opera

Classical music outlaw and avantpop composer, Jacob Ter Veldhuis a.k.a. JacobTV has created his newest opus, THE NEWS. In an orchestrated video-opera of talking heads and political pundits, JacobTV has sampled speeches…

THE NEWS, World Premiere at the Pittsburgh's Distinctly Dutch Festival
THE NEWS, World Premiere at the Pittsburgh's Distinctly Dutch Festival

Presented by: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust   World Premiere of THE NEWS by JacobTV, a Reality Opera.   Performed by Fulcrum Point New Music Project starring Lori Cotler, jazz & konnakol vocal…

Fulcrum Point New Music Project at UIC
Fulcrum Point New Music Project at UIC

Tuesdays-at-One Concert series presented by:UIC Department of Theatre and Music THE NEWS Sneak Peek.  Featured Composer: JacobTV

An Intimate Evening with Nobuo Uematsu, Arnie Roth and The Fulcrum Point String Quartet
An Intimate Evening with Nobuo Uematsu, Arnie Roth and The Fulcrum Point String Quartet

On the evening of Thursday, March 29, the Distant Worlds Concert Production is proud to present an extended VIP meet & greet opportunity and special preview performance of Final Fantasy music with…

Fulcrum Point goes Ivy League: Harvard
Fulcrum Point goes Ivy League: Harvard

7:00 – Pre-concert remix performance by DJ Moderne (aka Ken Ueno) 7:30 – Concert   Take an adventure of music, essays, and poetry from award winning Harvard composers Moravec, Woolf, Ueno and…

Fulcrum Point Ensemble as the featured performance at the Red Note New Music Festival
Fulcrum Point Ensemble as the featured performance at the Red Note New Music Festival

Below excerpts from Red Note New Music Festival announcement on March 5, 2012: On Tuesday, March 20, Fulcrum Point New Music Project will present a reading of student compositions at 2 p.m.…

Afro-Beats!
Afro-Beats!

Bring your whole family to enjoy foot-tapping, hand-clapping music by Afro-Beat legend Fela Kuti, Jazz giant Thelonious Monk and Cuban superstar Pacquito d’Rivera. Come dance, and drum with West African guest artists…

Cheers for Ears
Cheers for Ears

A percussive, theatrical program to celebrate hearing presented by the Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation. Come support this extraordinary cause and hear Fulcrum Point play percussion music by Steve Reich, John…

I Was Like WOW!: Music, Video, and Fluxus Redux
I Was Like WOW!: Music, Video, and Fluxus Redux

Featuring Fulcrum Point Ensemble conducted by Stephen Burns, with Guest Artists Simon Anderson, Hannah Higgins, Kuang-Hao Huang, David Jackson, Jeremy Ruthrauff, and Julianne Skones.   Host Committee Bronwyn Poole, Chair Jennifer Aubrey,…

9/11: 10 Years & Beyond - Annual Concert for Peace
9/11: 10 Years & Beyond - Annual Concert for Peace

“Our peace concerts were initially annual holiday concerts, which sought to resolve an inherent conflict: what is the most effective and inclusive way a new art music organization can celebrate the yearend…

Tubist Rex Martin and Fulcrum Point Brass AT Rush Hour Concerts
Tubist Rex Martin and Fulcrum Point Brass AT Rush Hour Concerts

Contemporary Brass will be performed by Rex Martin and Fulcrum Point Brass.  The program will include:   G.B. Pergolesi:  Sinfonia in F major Sofia Gubaidulina:  Lamento for tuba and piano Ravel: Piece…

Book Sounds
Book Sounds

Co-presented by Fulcrum Point New Music Project & Open Books in partnership with Chicago Tribune Printers Row LIT Fest.   A family concert featuring musical composition inspired by award-winning children’s literature from…

Make Music Chicago
Make Music Chicago

Fulcrum Point New Music Project will debut the World Premiere of Mischa Zupko‘s God Has Gone Up, kicking off the Grand Finale of the inaugural MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO festival, presented by Rush…

ECLIPSE MASTER CLASS: Man, Woman & the Beast Within
ECLIPSE MASTER CLASS: Man, Woman & the Beast Within

Presented by Columbia College Chicago & Fulcrum Point New Music Project In association with Fujitsu Ten   Columbia College Chicago and Fulcrum Point New Music Project in association with FUJITSU TEN present…

Cabaret with Fulcrum Point Brass
Cabaret with Fulcrum Point Brass

A funky new music cabaret with Stephen Burns and the Fulcrum Point Brass will provide a showcase for some of the most talented horn players in town.  Works inspired by Blues, Jazz…

Speaking In Tongues
Speaking In Tongues

Discover what Ezra Pound called “the spiritual food” in the musical ritual and lore of the minority tribes poetry of Yunnan China. This program celebrates through music, words and electronics the power…

Musicians Club of Women
Musicians Club of Women

Chanted Rituals by Vivian Fung, featuring Stephen Burns (trumpet solo) and percussionists Jeff Handley & Rich Janicki.

"Impromptu" live at WFMT
"Impromptu" live at WFMT

Live broadcast on 98.7 FM, Chicago or WFMT.com   Music by Mischa Zupko, Steve Reich, and previews of Speaking in Tongues.

Windows to the Soul
Windows to the Soul

A program of neo-classical music for trumpet and organ, highlighting Mischa Zupko‘s World Premiere based on Mario Vargas Llosa‘s novel The War of the End of the World.   Mischa Zupko –…

Fanfare For An Uncommon Woman: Celebrating Joan Harris On Her Birthday
Fanfare For An Uncommon Woman: Celebrating Joan Harris On Her Birthday

We are honored to have been invited to be part of the March 9, 2011 celebration “Fanfare for an Uncommon Woman” performing Joan Tower‘s signature work.  Performers will be frequent collaborators from…

Devon Avenue, A Kendall College Monday Night Dining Series event
Devon Avenue, A Kendall College Monday Night Dining Series event

Kalyan Pathak’s Indian Music Duo presents ancient Sanskrit chants, classical music compositions and poetry from various periods in Indian literature. Experience the famous songs of Meera, Kabir and Tagore and folkloric songs…

Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents Global Rhythms 6
Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents Global Rhythms 6

Fulcrum Point musicians Jeff Handley and Tina Laughlin will perform an encore of David Lang’s Anvil Chorus.   Global RhythmsFour unique performances featuring some of the finest percussive ensembles from around Chicago,…

Holding Fast with Jacob TV: New Art Music with Video!
Holding Fast with Jacob TV: New Art Music with Video!

Featuring music from four award-winning composers accompanied by outrageous short videos and exquisite images. Mischa Zupko will lead a post-concert discussion.   Yan Maresz – Metallics for trumpet & surround-sound electronics Randall…

Motown Metal
Motown Metal

7:00 PM Pre-show at the lobby/front entrance 7:30 PM Concert 9’ish Post concert reception & meet with the artists/composers.   Take this outrageous trip across the ever-changing landscape of new art music.…

12th Anniversary Benefit Concert
12th Anniversary Benefit Concert

Cocktail reception* + concert: $100/$75 (Seniors/Students) Concert only: $50/30** (Seniors/Students)   Program:   Randall Woolf – Franz Schubert (2005) / Rika Seko, violin; Carmen Kasstinger, violin; Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, viola; Ed Moore, cello…

Computers Come Alive!
Computers Come Alive!

Is New Art Music a cyborg? Technology–from creative amplification to interactive computer soundscapes–brings new strength to the most human of expressions. This program spins haunting moods from three turntables, unexpected percussion instruments,…

Music for Matisse
Music for Matisse

(Related events of Art Institute Chicago exhibit Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917)   The spirit of Matisse’s striking paper cutouts is captured in music by French composers Poulenc, Ibert, and Tomasi.   Performed…

Heroes and Demons: Legends of Urban, Latin and Native America
Heroes and Demons: Legends of Urban, Latin and Native America

Myths grow stronger–and more meaningful–as cultures overlap, cross borders, dance together. Each of these pieces evokes the ancient power of storytelling through new, surprising juxtapositions. Indegenous Mexican tales are set in motion…

Fulcrum Point presents... Art Without Boundaries
Fulcrum Point presents... Art Without Boundaries

From Chicago’s Fulcrum Point New Music Project: Stephen Burns (trumpet), Collins Trier (bass), and percussionists Jeff Handley and Brandon Podjasek   Guest Artists from the Netherlands: free Jazz bassist Wilbert de Joode,…

Hong Kong at the Fulcrum Point Celebrates the Year of the Tiger!
Hong Kong at the Fulcrum Point Celebrates the Year of the Tiger!

Presented by Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, New York in partnership with Fulcrum Point New Music Project   A multi-media Hong Kong fanfare featuring the American Debut of the Windpipe Chinese…

An evening with Stephen Burns and Friends Live From WFMT, hosted by Kerry Frumkin
An evening with Stephen Burns and Friends Live From WFMT, hosted by Kerry Frumkin

Featuring:  Kuang-Hao Huang (piano), Genevieve F. Thiers (Soprano Opera Moda), Jessica Striano (trumpet), Rob Mettesi (trumpet)   Works by: Britten, Menotti, Ravel, Schchedrin and Jacob TV

Winter Concert presented by Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago
Winter Concert presented by Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago

Performed by Columbia Community Music Collective Conducted by Fulcrum Point Artistic Director, Stephen Burns   FREE ADMISSION.  FREE PARKING.   More info:  www.colum.edu/sherwood

Poetry Off the Shelf: Reginald Gibbons
Poetry Off the Shelf: Reginald Gibbons

Incidental music provided by Fulcrum Point New Music Project led by Stephen Burns.   Reginald Gibbons retells the story of Oedipus, reading the five odes from Oedipus the King, which capture the…

Inner Torments
Inner Torments

The lights dim–film and music take center stage–cinematic highlights illuminate the way masterful composers can tease out inner torments. Muhly (who has worked with Björk) imbues The Reader with tortured angst. Jacob…

The Golem
The Golem

Before Dr. Frankenstein there was The Golem!– an ancient Jewish morality story about politics, power, magic, and survival. This classic silent film (1920) by Paul Wegener is brought to life by Betti…

Fulcrum Point Plugged In
Fulcrum Point Plugged In

An intimate show of rarely performed new music influenced by cosmic astrology, Tibetan tantra, and Jerry Springer!   Jacob TV – Lipstick (1998) Rika Seko, Jeremy Ruthrauff Karlheinz Stockhausen  – Aries (1977)…

Dusk Variations: A Chamber Series
Dusk Variations: A Chamber Series

Droned by Dan Becker Molten by Stefan Freund Big Swiftly by Frank Zappa Harry, You’re A Beast Orange County Lumber Truck T’mershi Duween Dupree’s Paradise   Presented by the Department of Cultural…

Hong Kong at the Fulcrum Point
Hong Kong at the Fulcrum Point

The 笙 Sheng meets the Trumpet! A rare collaboration featuring Stephen Burns and the Fulcrum Point New Music Project with Hong Kong’s own Chinese Music Virtuosi, plus special appearances by the Thodos…

Open rehearsal of works by Vivian Fung, Aenon Loo and Ng King-pan featured in the…
Open rehearsal of works by Vivian Fung, Aenon Loo and Ng King-pan featured in the…

New Music Readings to celebrate MayFest Presented by New Music Chicago   One hour, including informal discussion with musicians   Due to limited seating RSVP is required before May 8. Please email…

Dada Machinations
Dada Machinations

The Dada movement blazed the trail for rock’s anarchy, pop culture’s self-consuming humor, and the outrageous investigations of Fluxus. Antheil’s Ballet mécanique fills the stage with airplane propellers, sirens, alarms, two grand…

"WFMT's Live From the Morse" with on air host: Dennis Moore
"WFMT's Live From the Morse" with on air host: Dennis Moore

Madrigali Spirituali — Vivian Fine Quartet #3 — Yuri Falik 7 Popular Spanish Songs — Manuel de Falla/Stephen Burns   Featured Artists   Stephen Burns, trumpet Mathias Tacke, violin Rika Seko, violin…

Modern Myths
Modern Myths

Tap into the power of myth as Fulcrum Point harnesses music, literature and dance to explore the world’s most ancient archetypes. Melissa Thodos will unveil Aries, set to Stockhausen’s haunting, zodiac-inspired music.…

Soundtracks in New-Art Music
Soundtracks in New-Art Music

This is the music that haunts you long after the lights come up. Herrmann’s slashing score to Psycho invented the sound of horror. Radiohead guitarist Greenwood unleashed the coiled tension of There…

Legacy Music Series: "A Celebration of Diversity in Music"
Legacy Music Series: "A Celebration of Diversity in Music"

Program:   Lullaby and Doina — Osvaldo Golijov String Quartet op. 15, Mvt. 2 — Reza Vali Sanvare Rang Rach — H. Mangeshkar/Kalyan Pathak Bhaj Govindam — Adi Sankara/Kalyan Pathak Oonchi Talavadi…

Omega: Earth on Fire
Omega: Earth on Fire

“Essential Art: Essential Elements” concludes with a searing, earth-moving performance featuring “Continental Divide” by Derek Bermel, “Ground Swell” by Steve Mackey with guest artist Hsin-Yun Huang (Violist), “Inner Demons” by Stacy Garrop,…

Passport to World Music
Passport to World Music

Bring your family on a multi-media musical adventure around the world exploring traditional and new art music from Asian, Middle East, African, and Latin cultures. Using children’s literature, projected photos of the…

Alpha: Air and Water
Alpha: Air and Water

The culmination of a five-year visceral exploration of music, visual art and literature inspired by the essential elements of water, earth, wind and fire, this is the second-to-last concert of the Essential…

Songs of Love and War
Songs of Love and War

“The concert was a kind of meditative bearing witness – I loved it and you were a jewel in the despair and compassion of the emotions! The first songs about the poems…

Nurture Nature - Create Tomorrow Together
Nurture Nature - Create Tomorrow Together

A multi-media performance of Music, Art, Poetry and Theater delves into the relationships between generations as we re-address our relationship with the world and consider: How do we take care of the…

Cool, Hot and Burnin'
Cool, Hot and Burnin'

www.artchicago.com New Art Music Inspired by Rock, Latin, Jazz, and World Music   Dead Elvis — Michael Daugherty Lewis Kirk, solo bassoon Quemar las Naves — Javier Alvarez Hot — Franco Donatoni…

Out Of The Ashes
Out Of The Ashes

Presented in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.   Discover the restorative powers of fire in a World Premiere multi-media music/video work by Paul Oehlers and Stefan Masurek in addition to the dramatic…

Passion... Like A Raging Fire
Passion... Like A Raging Fire

Explore the flames of passion through works by Donatoni, Andriessen, Param Vir, Chen Yi and David Lang.

The 9th Annual Concert for Peace: Signals from Heaven
The 9th Annual Concert for Peace: Signals from Heaven

Signals from Heaven — Toru Takemitsu Hikari (Light) — Sômei Satoh Echo Canyon — Karen Tanaka, Midwest Premiere Sadako, Prayers for Peace — Kevin James   Special Guests:   Indiana University Jacobs…

Picture Books Come to Life: Sadako
Picture Books Come to Life: Sadako

Family Concert as part of “Sonic Impact: Creating New Art Music in a Global Culture.”  A co-production of New Music Chicago, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Humanities Festival.  …

Fulcrum Point on Tour
Fulcrum Point on Tour

Fulcrum Point will appear on tour at Bethel United Church of Christ performing works by Messiaen, Bernstein and Gershwin.   Telephone at Bethel United Church of Christ: (630) 279-4040

Fulcrum Point on Tour
Fulcrum Point on Tour

Fulcrum Point will appear on tour at Assumption College performing a cabaret style show of Post-Minimalist, Funk-inspired new art music.

Live with The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Live with The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Artistic Director Stephen Burns will be conducting the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival.  The program will include works by Arturo Marquez, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel de Falla, Arriaga, Bizet, Rossini…

Winds of Change
Winds of Change

A draft, a chill, a change in the pressure – the movements of air harbor ominous overtones.   Wind Messengers — Peter Lieberson How Slow The Wind — Osvaldo Golijov Then I…

Breath of Fresh Air
Breath of Fresh Air

Every breath can be a renewal, a cleansing exchange, an act of opening yourself to new sounds   Wing and Prayer — Melinda Wagner Homage to the Breath — Stephen Jaffe Sweet…

Light As Air
Light As Air

Like the air that carries it to the listener, this music generates a tangible atmosphere.   Darkness Visible — Thomas Adès At First Light — George Benjamin The Rainbow — Charles Ives…

8th Annual Concert for Peace: Transcending Agression
8th Annual Concert for Peace: Transcending Agression

Fulcrum Point’s 8th Annual Peace Concert draws inspiration from the transcendent wisdom of Zen Buddhism, the poignant poetry of a Hiroshima survivor, and the heartfelt resolution of Negro Spirituals.   The following…

A Musical Celebration of Children's Illustrators
A Musical Celebration of Children's Illustrators

See picture books come to life! Enjoy a spectacular family concert featuring Fulcrum Point New Music Project led by Stephen Burns. The concert features two world premiere musical commissions based on children’s…

Music, Poetry, and Politics of the Middle East: Bridging Cultures, Building Peace
Music, Poetry, and Politics of the Middle East: Bridging Cultures, Building Peace

How do you build a bridge across a raging torrent?  Digging a caisson is deep and dirty work, but that is where the bedrock is found.  This program digs deep into the…

Essential Art, Essential Elements: Earth Tones
Essential Art, Essential Elements: Earth Tones

Essential Art, Essential Elements is a five-year series of Art, Music, and Literature inspired by the Essential Elements of Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire. This year we’re exploring “Earth”—observing the animal kingdom,…

Love Your Mother… Earth
Love Your Mother… Earth

If communion with nature lifts us to a level beyond words, then music is the most potent way to explore that relationship. Featured are composers, Louis Andreissen, Joan Tower, Astor Piazzolla, George…

Survival of the Fittest
Survival of the Fittest

Earth’s creatures live in delicate balance, companionship weighed against competition. Musical selections include the work of Derek Bermel, Augusta Read Thomas, Silvestre Revueltas, George Crumb, Stephen Montague and Jerome Kitzke.

Seventh Annual Concert for Peace: Bridging Cultures, Building Space
Seventh Annual Concert for Peace: Bridging Cultures, Building Space

Special Guests:   Chicago Chamber Choir, Timm Adams, director, Issa Boulos, Rabbi Philip Bentley, and Yaser Tabbara.   Music, poetry and inspiration from America and the Middle East. Music by Osvaldo Golijov,…

Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago Humanities Festival

The Festival will present Fulcrum Point in a family program celebrating the Caldecott winning children’s books Time Flies, by Eric Rohman set to music by Bruce Adolphe and June 29, 1999, by…

Frida, by Robert Rodriguez
Frida, by Robert Rodriguez

Fulcrum Point, in partnership with the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, will present Frida, a concert opera by Robert Rodriguez based on the life of legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The performances…