Mesirow Financial Presents! Begins its Fourth Season with Fulcrum Point New Music Project
CHICAGO, IL, May 6, 2016 – Having raised more than $200,000 for various nonprofits in three years, Mesirow Financial Presents! is proud to announce the start of its fourth season. On Tuesday, May 17, guests are invited to step into a world of mind-blowing, multimedia performance of new music and video art featuring Fulcrum Point New Music Project.
For 18 years, Fulcrum Point has been Chicago’s leader in cutting edge new music. Known for exploring the powerful leverage point where tradition meets innovation and improvisation impacts composition, while simultaneously acknowledging the dynamic influence of technology, this benefit concert, aptly named “I Was Like, WOW!” will inspire and intrigue all attendees.
“We love to explore and create inspiring contexts, which invite the magical feeling of discovery. This particular performance, created especially for Mesirow Financial and our guests, combines provocative multimedia music videos, a funky string quartet, and culminates with audience participation in an African drumming circle, led by our Sound Tracks teachers, students and artists. This is not to be missed!” shared Stephen Burns, Fulcrum Point’s artistic director.
The concert, hosted in Mesirow Financial’s James C. Tyree Auditorium, highlights Andy Warhol’s inspired multimedia music videos of Dutch avant-pop artist JacobTV, one of the most performed European composers. Guests will be treated to a rare and powerful sound which also includes a string quartet led by Jessie Montgomery, recognized as an important emerging composer by the American Composers Orchestra, amongst others.
Proceeds from the evening will directly impact Sounds Tracks, an in-school music education program that serves students in the Chicago Public Schools with little or no music education. It is designed to introduce students, starting at a young age, to global cultures and new music, geography, arts and architecture.
“We are proud to welcome Fulcrum Point into our home. Guests will experience something special that is unlike any other past performance. The evening truly resonates with who we are as a firm, knowing that the proceeds will benefit Sound Tracks. We believe in the power of education and know that Sounds Tracks’ mission to enhance music education in the classroom will continue to have a widespread impact,” said Richard Mesirow, vice chairman, Wealth Advisors and one of the creators of Mesirow Financial Presents!.
Over the past three years, Mesirow Financial Presents! has featured nine Chicago-based arts organizations at its fundraising performances, with 100% of the proceeds raised directly benefiting the participating nonprofits.
Tickets to “I Was Like, WOW!” are available for $150 each and can be purchased by visiting fulcrumpoint.brownpapertickets.com or calling 312.726.3846.
About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions that deliver measurable results. Authentic communication, consistent accessibility and an unwavering commitment to achieve define the Mesirow approach.
About Fulcrum Point New Music Project
The mission of Fulcrum Point New Music Project is to be a Chicago leader of diverse new music; presenting multi-media performances, generating educational programs, as well as commissioning and recording innovative works.