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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Composer and bassist Xavier Foley makes his SPCO debut this weekend.Courtesy of the Artist

May 09, 2022

Composer and bassist Xavier Foley makes his SPCO debut with two works that showcase his dynamism and virtuosity on the double bass. Foley’s composition, a double concerto for violin and bass, was written in 2019 to mark the 400 years since the arrival of the White Lion, the first ship that brought enslaved Africans to Jamestown, VA. Concluding the program, Principal Violin Kyu-Young Kim solos with the SPCO strings in a grand work from Ludwig van Beethoven’s middle period.

Episode Playlist

BOTTESINI: Gran duo concertante for Violin, Double Bass, and String Orchestra

FOLEY: For Justice and Peace for Violin, Bass, and String Orchestra

BEETHOVEN (arr. Tognetti): Sonata for Solo Violin and Strings in A Major, Op. 47, Kreutzer

FOLEY: Shelter Island (Decca 4851664)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 (SPCO Live Recording 100918)