The ChevalierSt Martin-in-the-Fields, WC2N 4JJ , [Venue Details]
Written and directed by Bill Barclay Featuring the music and story of Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges
In this unique piece of concert theatre, four costumed actors are joined by Matthew Kofi Waldren, the exciting rising star violinist Braimah Kanneh-Mason, and the LPO and friends, to present Bill Barclay’s The Chevalier,
which tells the fascinating life of Joseph Bologne – an 18th-century Black composer, virtuoso violinist and friend of Mozart and Marie Antoinette – more commonly known as the Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Alongside his incredible musical talents, The Chevalier was an acclaimed fencer, a general of Europe’s first Black regiment.
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