Joseph Bologne: The First Classical Composer of African Descent

"Joseph Bologne: The First Classical Composer of Africian Descent" an interdisciplinary project of music, history, and culture, included a series of performances, lectures, and educational outreach programs, and served to deepen the public's appreciation of the extraordinary life and music of Joseph Bologne, Le Chevalier de St. Georges. The initiative was actualized w ith support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

​To learn more about the life and music of
Joseph Bologne, click here.

To hear recordings of the American Baroque Orchestra's
live performance of Bologne's music, click here.

Educational performances of "Joseph Bologne: The First Classical Composer of African Descent" for ages anging from 3rd through 8th grade classes, at the Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School and the Ross Woodward Classical Studies Magnet School (New Haven Public Schools)
The American Baroque Orchestra in the New Haven performance for Joseph Bologne: The First Classical Composer of African Descent