Xavier Foley's Double Bass Concerto

Category: Concerts & Live Music

Past Dates & Times

  • Thu, Mar 24, 2022 - Sat, Mar 26, 2022 8:00 pm


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - 1280 Peachtree St


*March 24th & 26th

This season, the ASO presents not one but TWO concertos for the double bass. This weekend is particularly exciting as Talent Development Program alumnus Xavier Foley plays the world premiere of his own concerto with the Orchestra. Foley is already known for his expressive playing and is now developing a career as a composer and teacher. Winner of an Avery Fischer Career Grant in 2018, he is a young artist to watch, and we are excited to have him back in Symphony Hall.

The gifted young conductor Jonathon Heyward, winner of the 2020 Sir George Solti Career Assistant Award, conducts Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9, a piece commissioned by the Soviets to glorify Stalin and his victory over the Germans in WWII. Ever the subversive, Shostakovich opted for humor instead of heroism. Stalin didn't appreciate it at all, but our audiences will.

Atlanta Symphony Hall will be implementing a mandatory vaccine policy for audiences. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to performance, as well as matching photo ID, will be required upon arrival to Atlanta Symphony Hall. As of November 1, patrons under 12 will not be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. More details are available on our Health & Safety page.

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