Michael Jorgensen, Violin & Steve Beck, Piano: The Saint-Georges Project

  • Faculty Recitals
Sun, 03/24/2024 - 3:00pm
Baker Hall
$15 | Free for LU Students

Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, was one of the most important violinist-composers of the 18th century. He was Marie Antoinette’s music teacher, a brilliant fencer, and, eventually, a soldier in the Republican Guard during the French Revolution. He was also the child of an enslaved woman and a minor French noble. Repertoire: Saint-Georges’ Violin Sonatas; two world premieres by composers Shawn Okpebholo and Evan Williams.

 

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