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BREAKTHROUGH

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Published on Aug 2, 2015

"BREAKTHROUGH (2015)." ©: The Quinton Morris Project and Montesa Entertainment under exclusive license to Quinton Morris, LLC. All rights reserved.

CREW:
Quinton Morris, Executive Producer, Director and Violinist
Alastair Edmonstone, pianist
Vivian Phillips, Co-Director
Daniel Ching and Sandy Yamamoto, Recording Producers
Jay Kenney, Audio Engineer
Steve Arcenio, Cinematographer
Thomas Grant, Photographer
Michael Notestine, Costume Design and Makeup

Actors:
Quinton Morris, Asha Biney, Randy Engstrom, Jed Etters, Evan Flory-Barnes, Beatrice Leonard, Katie Manteca, Molly Tomhave, Shadou Mintrone, and Christopher Viardot.

BREAKTHROUGH:
In celebration of the 270th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Boulogne (better known as the Chevalier de Saint-Georges), Quinton Morris tells a modernized story of the celebrated athlete, concert violinist and composer through his performance of Saint-Georges’s Sonata No. 3 in G Minor and his acting debut as the historical violinist in a new film capturing key aspects of the musician’s life.

Saint-Georges meets Queen Marie-Antoinette, who invites him to Versailles to perform with her at her estate. He composes the G minor sonata along with two other sonatas that they perform together in the celebrated venue. Morris presents Saint-Georges’s debonair personality through the violinist’s high profile career, his romantic relationships with various women, and the numerous social setbacks he faced as an African-French musician. This collaborative, innovative project is an introduction to Saint-Georges, a musician of African origin who against all odds, rose to become one of the most prolific and forgotten figures of the 18th century.

For more information about "Breakthrough", visit www.quintonmorris.org

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