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Xavier Foley, double bassist in free recital

  • Folly Theater 300 West 12th Street Kansas City, MO, 64105 United States (map)

A tradition of recognizing and nurturing emerging talent will continue with a free Discovery Concert by Xavier Foley, a Young Concert Artists Harriman-Jewell Series prizewinner chosen by Series director Clark Morris. Discovery Concerts not only provide an opportunity to discover artists but, sometimes, instruments. It’s not often the rich sound of the double bass is featured in recital, but Xavier Foley (a member of the recently presented Sphinx Virtuosi) will demonstrate the beauty and power of the deeply toned giant.

Xavier Foley has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and recently debuted with Philadelphia Orchestra. As a winner of the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he will make his New York and Washington D.C. debuts at Merkin Concert Hall and the Kennedy Center. Also a composer, Foley studied with Edgar Meyer and Eric Sessler at the Curtis Institute of Music. He earned his Bachelor of Music in 2016, after working with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson.

Kelly Lin is a sought-after young pianist, who began her musical studies at an early age on the piano, violin, viola, and er-hu (a traditional Chinese instrument). Soon after, she was winning national competitions and awards on all four instruments in her native Taiwan. Lin has earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Southern California, and her Doctorate of Music Art at Rutgers University.

Also, Xavier Foley will play a free half-hour solo demonstration at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, October 13, from 11:30 a.m. to noon.  Details are found here.  

VIDEO: Xavier Foley performing Irish Fantasy (ending)

BACH: Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007
FOLEY: The Falling Seagull
FOLEY: Irish Fantasy
SPERGER: Sonata in B Minor
FRANCK: Sonata in A Major

An audience/artist conversation from the stage will immediately follow the concert.

This Discovery Concert is free to the public. "Print at home" online tickets with parking pass are available now by using the TICKETS button below (limit 4 per household).