Beethoven, Bottesini, and Bass
April 5, 2020
3:00 p.m.
Xavier Foley, double bas


Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio
Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B Minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8

Xavier Foley, Double Bass

The winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia Career Advancement Award, Xavier Foley was also the First Prize winner of the 2014 Sphinx Competition. He has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Brevard Concert Orchestra, Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and with the Sphinx Virtuosi, in both Carnegie Hall and on a national tour. He was also a winner of the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and is a resident artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program. Also a composer, he is a 2016 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied both composition and performance. He is featured in recital for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in January 2019.