Double bass virtuoso Xavier Foley will appear on the Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center. A free reception to meet Mr. Foley will follow the performance.
From Marietta, Georgia, double bassist Xavier Foley has captivated audiences “with superbly executed performances…playing fluidly and passionately” (Splash Magazine).
Mr. Foley has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, Nashville Symphony, the Brevard Concert Orchestra, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and with the Sphinx Virtuosi, both in Carnegie Hall and on a national tour. He is appearing with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra in a special MLK Tribute Concert on Jan. 16.
As only the second double bassist to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he makes his New York and Washington, D.C., debuts next season in Merkin Concert Hall and the Kennedy Center. Also upcoming is a series of concerts with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players.
A winner of Astral Artists 2014 National Auditions, Mr. Foley also captured First Prize at the 2014 Sphinx Competition and at the 2011 International Society of Bassists Competition. He has performed with the New York String Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, and has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and the Delaware Chamber Music Festival.
At the 2016 Young Concert Artists Auditions, he won four special performance awards: the Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, the Harriman-Jewell Series Prize, the Paramount Theatre Prize, and the Tri-I Noon Recitals Prize. He has been awarded the Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert Prize, which sponsors his New York debut.
Also a composer, Mr. Foley studied with Edgar Meyer and Eric Sessler at the Curtis Institute of Music. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 2016, under Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson.
Mr. Foley’s double bass was crafted by Ruano Solano.
Admission is $25 for adults. Student and group rates are also available. Tickets may be purchased online at concertseries.stvincent.edu, by calling 724-805-2565 or at the door on concert evenings.
Upcoming concerts in the series include the Petar and Daniel Guitar Duo, Feb. 11, 2017; Katherine Siochi, harp, March 25, 2017; and Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano, April 8, 2017.
Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724-805-2565 or through concertseries.stvincent.edu.
Photo: Xavier Foley
Don Orlando, Director, Public Relations
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