Classical Series

Mozart and the Chevalier

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Indianapolis, Indiana
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The Performance

Conductor Jeannette Sorrell, New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill, and soprano Sonya Headlam perform music of Mozart and Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a French Creole contemporary of Mozart’s whose life was depicted in the 2022 film Chevalier. Composer Derek Bermel has been commissioned to transform Saint-Georges’ violin concerto into a clarinet concerto. 

Special offer for ISO patrons!

Use the code ISOCHEVALIER24 to get $2 off tickets to see a film screening of Chevalier at the Kan-Kan Cinema on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 7:30 pm. Based on the factual story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, who rises to heights in French society as a composer before an ill-fated love affair. The film screening will include a virtual discussion with pianist and the composer of Chevalier’s film score Kris Bowers and Sonya Headlam.

Discover Mozart & Saint-Georges:

Program to Include

Overture to Le nozze di Figaro


Aria from L' Amant anonyme


Violin Concerto in A Major

Saint-Georges (Bermel)

"Parto, ma tu, ben mio" from La Clemenza di Tito


Symphony No. 40


Artistic Leadership

Jeannette Sorrell


Anthony McGill
Sonya Headlam

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