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April 22: Double Bassist Xavier Foley Offers Classical Performance in the Weis Center

Avery Fisher grant winner Xavier Foley will perform a classical repertoire on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. This performance includes a world premiere work and Weis Center commission by composer Daniel Temkin.

Winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, double bassist Xavier Foley has captivated audiences “with superbly executed performances… playing fluidly and passionately” according to Splash Magazines.

As a Winner of the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions along with four Performance Prizes, he gave his New York and Washington, D.C. debut recitals this season, which included two of his own compositions. Xavier Foley is only the second double bassist in the 57-year history of YCA to win and join its roster.

While at the Weis Center, Foley will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1, in G major, BWV 1007; Foley’s “The Falling Seagull and Irish Fantasy”; Johannes Matthias Sperger’s Sonata in B minor; Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A major, and Daniel Temkin’s newly commissioned work, Hidden Worlds.

Hidden Worlds (2018) is a set of four musical poems for double bass and piano.  Each movement has a title referring to remote locations where unique moments of beauty can take place.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at

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