Thursday, September 8, 2011

9/11: Ten Years & Beyond Commemorative Concert For Peace


FULCRUM POINT NEW MUSIC PROJECT’S
9/11: TEN YEARS & BEYOND COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT
TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON 98.7WFMT, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 11

JPMorgan Chase sponsors broadcast and free tickets for Chicago police and fire department members


Fulcrum Point New Music Project, the city’s leader in new art music and inventive collaborations between classical music and popular culture, is proud to announce that its 9/11: Ten Years & Beyond commemorative concert at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Drive, will be broadcast live on 98.7WFMT, Chicago's Classical Experience, Sunday, September 11, at 3 pm.  

JPMorgan Chase is providing four tickets for all Chicago firefighters and police officers so they can bring their families to the performance at no charge. However, they need to make advance reservations by emailing RSVP@fulcrumpoint.org (reference JPMC tix in the subject line) or call 312-726-3846.

Part of Fulcrum Point’s ongoing Concert for Peace series, the uplifting and inclusive 9/11: Ten Years & Beyond program will feature a Fulcrum Point ensemble, led by its Founder Stephen Burns, with traditional songs and prayers from the Buddhist, Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths.  Concert highlights include works by top contemporary composers Aaron Jay Kernis (“Musica Celestis”), Arvo Pärt (“Fratres”) and Chicagoan Marita Bolles (“Buddha Girl”), along with the World Premiere of orchestral versions of works by David Stock (“3 Yiddish Songs”) and Karim Al-Zand (“Lamentation on the Disasters of War”).

Formed 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 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. 

About JPMorgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.

General public tickets for 9/11: Ten Years & Beyond are only $10 ($5 for seniors and students) and are available by visiting www.harristheaterchicago.org or call 312-334-7777. For more information on this concert or Fulcrum Point, please visit www.fulcrumpoint.org.

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