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The Black Mozart
  • May 7, 2020
  • Attucks Theatre
  • 1010 Church St,, , Norfolk, VA 23510
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: $35, STUDENTS UNDER 25, $10

From Concert Theatre Works, this new work, premiered at Tanglewood in 2019, tells “a slice of the wild historical story of composer and activist Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th-century black aristocratic composer who…became a pioneer in nearly every field he touched” (Bay State Banner). Born in Guadalupe, he immigrated to France and became Marie Antoinette’s personal music teacher and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s roommate, a darling of French society, a sought-after violinist, master fencer, soldier, and composer of some of the most beautiful and popular music of the era. Lost to history after the French Revolution upended much of the society in which Saint-Georges was celebrated, this amazing historical figure is brought to vivid life in this unique performance that combines actors and musicians.