Mark Gresham | 19 NOV 2020
Episode 3 of Earpiece, a new weekly series of audio and video presentations curated by EarRelevant’s publisher and principal writer Mark Gresham.
This week’s episode features contrabassist Xavier Foley, who performs as soloist in a special Atlanta Symphony Orcbestra virtual concert this week, performing the Double Bass Concerto No. 2 by Giovanni Bottesini (1821–1889). The ASO will also perform one of Foley’s own compositions, For Justice and Peace. Foley is an Atlanta native and alumnus of the ASO’s esteemed Talent Development Program (TDP).
In advance of that ASO virtual concert, we offer two YouTube videos featuring Foley performing first one of his own compositions for unaccompanied double bass, his Irish Fantasy, then with pianist Kelly Lin, he performs César Franck’s Sonata in A major, transcribed for contrabass from the original version for violin and piano.
Xavier Foley – doublebass
I. Allegretto ben moderato
III. Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
IV. Allegretto poco mosso
More about Xavier Foley: ASO Biography
More about this week’s special ASO concert at www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2020-2021/Special-Xavier-Foley