Feb 16 2024


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Final Chance to View: The Chevalier

Available online until February 18. Music Before 1800Concert Theatre WorksUnited Palace of Cultural ArtsWQXR, and The Harlem Chamber Players have teamed up to shed light on the historically neglected Black polymath Joseph Bologne. The staged concert theater work tells the story of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), a prolific 18th-century composer, virtuoso violinist, abolitionist, the finest fencer in Europe, general of Europe’s first Black regiment, and an acquaintance of both Mozart and Marie Antoinette. Despite his captivating biography, Bologne was largely forgotten by history.
The Chevalier
The Life & Music of Joseph Bologne
Written and Directed by Bill Barclay
Brendon Elliott, violin
Harlem Chamber Players
RJ Foster (Joseph Bologne)
Merritt Janson (Marie Antoinette)
David Joseph (Mozart)
Bill Barclay (Pierre Choderlos de Laclos)
Post-Concert Q&A hosted by Terrance McKnight