- Faculty Recitals
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.