Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 7:00p -

Longy School of Music
27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Join us to see the DBO perform works by Serge Koussevitzky, Florence Price, and Antonin Dvorak!
About this event
This program is supported in part by a grant from Cambridge Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as part of our winning the 2020 Art for Racial Justice Grant. Our mission is to, "use music to overcome social exclusion by elevating underrepresented voices in classical music through high-quality musical performance, education, and community engagement." We can do this by continuing to play repertoire that has been historically ignored, and amplifying the voices of BIPOC Artists.

Join us at 7pm ET for a Pre-concert lecture and Q&A.

The Du Bois Orchestra will be performing;

Ethiopia's Shadow in America, by Florence Price
Double Bass Concerto, Op.3, by Serge Koussevitzky, FEATURED SOLOIST: Xavier Foley, Double Bass
Symphony No. 8, by Antonin Dvorak

Xavier Foley is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music on the double bass, which is rarely presented as a solo instrument. Winner of a prestigious 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, he was recently recognized on New York WQXR’s “19 for 19” Artists to Watch list, and featured on PBS Thirteen’s NYC-ARTs.

Mr. Foley won the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, a Paiko Foundation Fellowship, and First Prizes at Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, Sphinx’s 2014 Competition, and the 2011 International Society of Bassists Competition.

As concerto soloist with orchestra, he has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Sphinx Symphony and Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall. Also a composer, Mr. Foley was co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Sphinx Organization for a new work entitled “For Justice and Peace” for Violin, Bass, and String Orchestra, which was recently performed at venues including Carnegie Hall as part of a program designed to promote social justice.

A native of Marietta, GA, Xavier Foley is an alumnus of the Perlman Music Program, and earned his Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music working with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson. His double bass was crafted by Rumano Solano.


As a reminder, this performance will be in-person at Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music in Cambridge MA. There is LIMITED SEATING due to Longy's COVID-19 protocols. ONLY those with a ticket purchased in advance will be allowed in the Hall. NO TICKETS will be sold the day of the performance.

Longy is requiring proof of vaccination from ALL ATTENDEES for performances - this means if you do not prove your vaccination status, you will not be admitted to the building for our concert.


- Wear a mask at all times while on the Longy campus regardless of vaccination status (including but not limited to hallways, entryways, and the concert hall)

-Only attend this performance if you have no existing or new symptoms of the COVID-19 virus (the health of our audience and orchestral members are of the UTMOST importance to us)

-Only attend this performance with others that have a ticket, as seating is limited and lack of a ticket means you will not gain entry to the concert hall (this includes children - they are people too and need a ticket!)

Thank you for adhering to these guidelines, we're excited to have our audience back! For any questions, please email us at [email protected]

For any more information, please visit our website (duboisorchestra.org) or email us at [email protected]

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