Listen: Xavier Foley brings 'For Justice and Peace' to the SPCO

On Saturday, composer and bassist Xavier Foley made his SPCO debut.Provided

St Paul Chamber Orchestra - Jan. 15, 2022


January 19, 2022

Composer and bassist Xavier Foley made his SPCO debut with two works that showcased his dynamism and virtuosity on the double bass, as well as his musical friendship with SPCO violinist Eunice Kim, with whom he has toured throughout the country. Foley’s composition, a double concerto for violin and bass, was written in 2019 to mark 400 years since the arrival of the White Lion, the first ship that brought enslaved Africans to Jamestown, Virginia.

Also on the program, principal violin Kyu-Young Kim soloed with the SPCO strings in a grand work from Ludwig van Beethoven’s middle period.


Xavier Foley, bass *
Eunice Kim, violin *
Kyu-Young Kim, violin **
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

BOTTASINI: Gran Duo Concertante *
FOLEY: For Justice and Peace *
BEETHOVEN: Sonata for Violin and Strings, Kreutzer **