Call for submissions
For the next Discoveries session on May 13, the Fulcrum Point String Quartet is looking forward to present exciting new works by emerging composers.
Deadline submission: April 1, 2013
The scores and parts should be submitted in PDF format. 5-10' in length. Excerpts of longer works are also accepted.
What is Fulcrum Point Discoveries?Fulcrum Point Discoveries is a series that presents new music by young and emerging American composers in a free public setting. This series gives underserved American composers the opportunity to hear their music interpreted by Chicago's best musicians and to explore their work in dialogue with a community of performers, listeners, and other composers. The Fulcrum Point Discoveries series serves both composer and community by educating audiences and offering exposure to American composers while also giving them a unique venue for musical revelation, feedback, and development.
The Insider's Guide To Cheap Chicago
Fulcrum Point New Music Project is all about showcasing new and diverse music here in Chicago through multi-media performances and educational programs. I have seen so many great performances at a number of different venues since discovering this phenomenal project.
Since it's a new year, I thought it was the perfect time to introduce them and share their event schedule for 2012. They offer a wide range of events to peak anyone's interests. Many of them are free or as low as $10.00 per ticket, so there's no excuse (even in this economy)!
There are so many great performances that I'm having a tough time trying to figure out what NOT to sign up for. Check it out and RSVP away......
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Fulcrum Point in Chicago Classical Reviews' The Top 10 Performances of 2011
Congratulations FP musicians for making Chicago Classical Review's 2011 top 10!
10. Fulcrum Point: Speaking in Tongues
Just by definition new-music concerts are often mixed, uneven affairs but in this March program Fulcrum Point managed to deliver one of the finest contemporary programs of recent seasons with three world premieres. Most notable were Vivian Fung’s engaging Yunan Folk Songs and Geoffrey Gordon’s unapologetically 12-tone Tiger Psalms, the latter given a sterling performance by Julia Bentley. With artful, non-distracting projections, all the varied works received tight, full-metal performances under Stephen Burns’ focused direction.
Read full article here.
Read what the Fulcrum Point audience has to say!
Here are some comments from our past concerts. Thank you to everyone who fills out the survey! We would love to hear more from you.
From our Motown Metal concert:
The musicianship was outstanding.
Congratulations on providing a professional and top-musicianship forum for new music.
We truly enjoyed the concert as did our guest, who we introduced to Fulcrum Point.
Fantastic night. I won't miss another one. The Fluxus Ensemble is a wonderful addition to your project.
Steven Burns is great!
The last two pieces were my favorites. The four singers were hilarious.
Everyone sounded amazing! I was glad to come see this performance. I was in the Elgin Youth Symphony Brass Choir two years ago when Fulcrum Point came and did a master class for us and I learned so much from that class. Keep up the great work! I'll be back to see another performance.
Enjoyed performance very much, love the creativeness of the pieces performed.
Loved it! Keep it up!
Great evening . . .
From our Benefit concert in September, 2010:
Fun lively performance. Good energy. Appropriate sized venue. loved the kids on stage.
Well done all around-a lovely event and very exciting entertaining program!
Great event, great spectrum of Fulcrum Point music
Always exciting, new and fresh art music. Thanks:)
I loved this concert, especially the children's part. They were utterly charming and I would have loved to hear more from them. I had the opportunity to talk to them and their parents and they are truly wonderful.
This was wonderful show..great sampler for the year..and just the right length...some of last year's shows were too long. I'll come back in Oct!