Originally broadcast at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
The Chevalier: In Conversation - In pre-Revolutionary France, the fascinating and talented Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges gained fame as a master fencer, virtuoso violinist, conductor, and influential composer. The son of a white French man and a black Senegalese woman, his role in music history was virtually forgotten until recent decades. The Chevalier, a new play with orchestra touring in summer 2022, brings his life and music to life. In this episode of CHQ Assembly, Bill Barclay, the play's author; Kathy Schuman from Caramoor; Deborah Sunya Moore from Chautauqua Institution; Liz Player of the Harlem Chamber Players and Sylvia Bennet from Buffalo Toronto Public Media meet in a panel conversation about Bologne's forgotten history and overdue recognition.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.