Fulcrum Point New Music Project, with a 100-member orchestra, presents the complete film score and screening of Ken Russell’s Altered States for one night only at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on 205 E. Randolph Street.
The live score performance is part of a citywide, four-day Forever Young festival celebrating the 75th birthday of John Corigliano, who was nominated for a Best Music, Original Score Academy Award™ for his work on Altered States.
Corigliano will be in attendance and will participate in a discussion with the audience after the film is shown in its entirety, complete with dialogue and sound effects accompanied by The Fulcrum Point orchestra led by Founder and Artistic Director Stephen Burns.
“When I first saw Altered States in 1980, I was blown away by this spiritual, scientific and artistic trip,” admits Burns. “Other movies had sourced new art music (Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, for one), but none before had such brilliant and profound film score by a single composer utilizing the complete spectrum of styles.
“Since I was a student at Juilliard in 1980 I’ve dreamt of bringing this unique blend of abstract expressionism, neo-romanticism, electronic and world music to the stage. The Fulcrum Point is where audacity and tradition come together. Our programs have always connected the classical and popular cultures. Altered States joins Blood on the Floor, Popcorn Superhet Receiver and THE NEWS as cultural milestones that will thrill and inspire the audience to be an audacious, musical adventurer.”
This concert is presented in part through support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Columbia College Chicago, MacArthur Foundation Rental and Technical Subsidy Program at the Harris Theater and the Elizabeth Cheney Foundation.
Tickets range from $25 to $50 with $10 tickets for students and groups of 10 or more. To order, call 312-334-7777 or visit www.harristheaterchicago.org.