Relish live classical music with Xavier Foley in concert Nov. 18

Watch Young Concert Artist Xavier Foley and enjoy food from Chez Fonfon for this virtual event, presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
Written by: Tehreem Khan
Media contact: Shannon Thomason


Double bassist and winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Xavier Foley will perform live in concert for a free virtual event 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Register for the concert online. For full event information, visit or call the ASC Box Office at 205-975-2787.

Foley will perform live from the Alys Stephens Center's Jemison Concert Hall. This event was originally envisioned as a LIVE Drive-in event. Chez Fonfon is the official drive-in restaurant partner for LIVE Drive-in concerts.

Foley 2Virtual Arts Pass subscribers can enjoy this concert and other exclusive VAP events including future drive-in concerts from the comfort of home. Subscriptions start at $29 monthly.

Foley is building an international reputation as an emerging young artist of outstanding potential. He is first-prize winner of the 2011 International Society of Bassists Competition and only the second double bassist in the 57-year history of Young Concert Artists to win and join its roster. His performances transcend language; he performs music from around the world and communicates his virtuosity and passion for it on the double bass, which is rarely presented as a solo instrument. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Sphinx Symphony and Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall, and at music festivals countrywide.

Foley, of Marietta, Georgia, is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and an alumnus of the Perlman Music Program. Foley is also a composer who infuses music with his passion for social equity. Recently, he was co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Sphinx Organization for a new work, “For Justice and Peace,” to promote social justice. 

The next LIVE Drive-in concert from the Alys Stephens Center this fall will be Eric Essix and Holiday Soul on Dec. 13.