( Thu., Jan. 14, 2021 )
Performed by Timothy Redmond, Music Director; Bill Barclay, Artistic Director; Gregg Jamback, Videographer
Online, , , NC
The Symphony, in partnership with National Black Repertory Company, will present The Chevalier: A Voice to be Heard, as a part of its Etherbound series.
This project is inspired by the music and story of composer Joseph Bologne and is the prequel to The Chevalier a new concert theatre tour addressing music and race. A meditation on the true nature of equality, based entirely on historical events, it is told in today’s language, conflating the fervor of the French Revolution with the resistance against authoritarianism unfolding in 2020. Joseph Boulogne, le Chevalier de Saint-Georges - master composer, virtuoso violinist, finest fencer in Europe, general of Europe’s first Black regiment, and crusader against slavery - was an extraordinary artist of color nearly forgotten by white-washed history. The full play featuring the Winston-Salem Symphony will be offered at next year’s National Black Theatre Festival. Other collaborators in this project include Authoring Action. To learn more visit concerttheatreworks.com/portfolio/the-chevalier/.
All spring 2021 concerts will be available online to Spring Stage Pass members or can be purchased for $20 per stream (concerts will be available on-demand for 30 days after initial post). Stage Pass is a digital membership program providing access to exclusive online content including live-streamed performances, Etherbound presentations, behind-the-scenes extras, and interviews with musicians and special guests. Stage Pass can be purchased at wssymphony.org for $75.