The Chevalier in Austin

Known as “The Chevalier de Saint-Georges,” 18th-century Black composer Joseph Bologne was a virtuoso violinist, a friend of Mozart and Marie Antoinette, the finest fencer in Europe, general of Europe’s first Black regiment, and a crusader for the abolishment of slavery. Weaving together Bologne’s own music with semi-staged dialogue, The Chevalier ultimately offers a thoughtful meditation on the true nature of equality. Kehrein Center parking and transportation info

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Written and directed by Bill Barclay
Music by Joseph Bologne
Additional music by Mozart & Glück
Music arranged by Bill Barclay

Dame Jane Glover, conductor
Brendon Elliott, violin
Music of the Baroque Orchestra

Running time: 90 minutes plus a 15-minute talkback with the actors

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: R. J. Foster
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: David Joseph
Marie Antoinette: Merritt Janson
Choderlos de Laclos: Bill Barclay

Listen to the music performed in the show

Production history and acclaim

Commissioned by The Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2018
Debuted at the Tanglewood Learning Institute in 2019
Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2020
Recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Grant in 2021

"The Chevalier" is generously supported by the Zell Family Foundation.

Friday, February 18, 2022, 7:30 PM

Kehrein Center for the Arts, Chicago >>
5628 W. Washington Street, Chicago

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Reserve Free Tickets

Admission for this event is free, thanks to the generous support of the Zell Family Foundation. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a picture ID is required for entry. View complete information about Covid-19 protocols here. For information about how to create a digital vaccination card through the Illinois Department of Public Health, click here.

Learn more about The Chevalier here.