Music at Versailles- The Chevalier de Saint-Georges, March 1st 2017 at Memorial Hall at UNB Fredericton.
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges was a champion fencer, a virtuoso violinist and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris. Born in Guadeloupe in 1745, he was the son of George Bologne de Saint-Georges, a wealthy planter, and Nanon, his African slave. A true Renaissance man and a ‘super star’ in the Paris of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, today he is best remembered as the first classical composer of African ancestry. Along with his teacher, Gossec, he pioneered the composition of the String Quartet, prompting Mozart to come to Paris to study this new form of music.
Closing out Black History Month, this concert will feature selected works of Saint-Georges and his contemporaries.
Music at Versailles- The Chevalier de Saint-Georges | Wednesday, March 1st 2017 | 7:30pm | Memorial Hall at UNB Fredericton
Admission: Adults $27 Seniors $22 Students $10 Buy 3 Music on the Hill Performance Series tickets, get 1 free Tickets available at Memorial Hall, room 22A, and Read’s Newsstand and Café