Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Xavier Foley's Double Bass Concerto
Thursday March 24, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Doug DeLoach Recommends: Talent Development Program alumnus Xavier Foley plays the world premiere of his ASO-commissioned concerto for double bass. Guest conductor Jonathon Heyward, winner of the 2020 Sir George Solti Career Assistant Award, conducts Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9. — DD
From the venue:This season, the ASO presents not one but TWO concertos for the double bass. This weekend is particularly exciting as Talent Development Program alumnus Xavier Foley plays the world premiere of his own concerto with the Orchestra. Foley is already known for his expressive playing and is now developing a career as a composer and teacher. Winner of an Avery Fischer Career Grant in 2018, he is a young artist to watch, and we are excited to have him back in Symphony Hall.