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Founded by trumpet virtuoso and conductor Stephen Burns in 1998, Fulcrum Point New Music Project champions new classical music and highlights contemporary composers who are inspired and influenced by popular culture, including literature, film, dance, folk, rock, jazz, blues, Latin and world music. Through multi-disciplinary concert performances and educational programs, the 25-member Fulcrum Point ensemble seeks to encourage audiences to make cross-cultural connections between new music, art, technology and literature, gaining greater insight into today’s diverse world.
Burns, himself, has been acclaimed on four continents for his consistently and widely varied performances encompassing recitals, orchestral appearances, chamber ensemble engagements, and innovative multi-media presentations involving video, dance theatre, and sculpture. As Fulcrum Point’s Artistic Director, he is advised on programming by a distinguished Artistic Advisory Board including Wynton Marsalis, David Baker, John Corigliano, and Tania Leon as well as Fulcrum Point musicians and other colleagues.
Since 1997, Fulcrum Point’s innovative art-residency, in-school program: Sound Tracks: Exploring the global cultures through world & new music, takes students around the world, mixing an introduction to world instruments with geography, architecture, visual art, cultural history and more. Fulcrum Point currently serves 800 students each school year with Sound Tracks.
For more information, visit fulcrumpoint.org.