Masterworks III

Revolutionaries: Mozart / Saint-Georges

January 30, 2022 at 3pm
Collins Center for the Arts
Lucas Richman, conductor
Wren Saunders, bassoon

Two 18th century composers, both revolutionaries in their own right, created sparkling works that still connect today

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • For the first time in its history, the BSO performs the music of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, who was born into slavery in the French West Indies and navigated France’s colonial “Code Noir” for a swashbuckling life of fencing, music, and revolution
  • The BSO’s own principal bassoonist Wren Saunders takes center stage in Mozart’s beloved Bassoon Concerto
  • Watch the Pre-Concert Talk to learn more

The Program

  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges | Symphony No. 2, op. 11, L’Amant Anonyme
  • W. A. Mozart |Concerto for Bassoon, K. 191, B-flat major, Wren Saunders, bassoon
  • W. A. Mozart | Symphony No. 39, K. 543, E-flat major


Digital Access: February 1 to February 15, 2022

  • In-person ticketholders receive complimentary digital access
  • Digital-only viewing is available starting February 1st for $40 per household at