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A Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project in collaboration with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Monica Huggett (violin soloist)
One of the greatest composers of the early classical period was Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier Saint-Georges. Known as “Le Mozart Noir”, he was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical tradition to have African ancestry. Incredibly, this son of a slave overcame adversities of class, race, and prejudice to become a major musical star all over Europe inspired both Mozart and Haydn. Today, he is almost entirely forgotten. This programme includes several of his violin concertos, orchestral works by Mozart and one of Haydn’s Paris Symphonies.
This concert will be preceded with a screening of a Canadian-made documentary on St George’s life featuring Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.