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Xavier Foley, double bass, and Sejoon Park, piano

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 7:30 PM (Add to calendar)

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Xavier Foley - Reinhold Gliere: Intermezzo and Tarantella


This concert is part of the Social Series. Click here to learn more about the free tasting paired with this concert.

“The double-bass world could use Xavier Foley. He is not only a standout player but also has the bright spark of a composer” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Foley’s PCMS recital debut offers a wide-ranging program of well-known works alongside his own arrangements and compositions, augmented by the “gorgeously clear but rounded sound” (Philadelphia Inquirer) of fellow Astral artist Sejoon Park.

Mozart: Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304 [Arr.]
Dvořák: Silent Woods, Op. 68, No. 5
Schubert: Sonata in A Minor, D. 821, Arpeggione
Foley: Star Sonata
Additional Works TBA


Visit the Society's blog to read our interview with Xavier Foley.

Xavier Foley, double bass

Xavier Foley, bassist, was First Prize winner of the 2014 Sphinx Competition, the Young Concert Artists Auditions 2016, and a winner of the Astral Artists National Auditions 2014. As such, he has appeared as soloist with the Sphinx and Atlanta symphony orchestras, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Nashville Symphony. He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the.

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Sejoon Park, piano

Pianist Sejoon Park was born to cellist parents in Seoul, Korea, and at the age of ten made his orchestral debut with Korea’s Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. He moved to the U.S. shortly thereafter, and was featured in Washingtonian Magazine for a performance which was named one of the “Best of 2004” and was broadcast on.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of…more info