Sony Music has released the newest episode of “They Did That,” featuring conductor and scholar Marlon Daniel.
The episode comes following the new Disney/Searchlight movie “Chevalier,” based on the life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a Black composer who would influence a number of pivotal figures such as Mozart, Haydn, Gossec, and others within France’s Age of Enlightenment.
The podcast shines a light on innovators in history who have been overlooked due to gender, race, or sexual orientation.
A rising conductor, Daniel is one of the foremost experts on Chevalier de Saint-Georges. He is currently Associate Conductor of Florida Grand Opera, as well as Artistic and Music Director of the Festival International de Musique, Music Director of Ensemble du Monde, Director of the Diversity in Classical Music Project at Teacher College, Columbia University, and Director of Orchestral Ensembles at Fordham University.