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Double bassist Xavier Foley at Mesa Arts Center Feb. 10

Posted 1/6/22

Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., is hosting double bassist Xavier Foley Thursday, Feb. 10.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $30 to $42. A pre-show by Zuill Bailey is at 7:15 p.m. …

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Double bassist Xavier Foley at Mesa Arts Center Feb. 10

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Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., is hosting double bassist Xavier Foley Thursday, Feb. 10.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $30 to $42. A pre-show by Zuill Bailey is at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are available at MesaArtsCenter.com or call 480-644-6500 during box office business hours.

Foley is a recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher career grant, according to a release.

He was recognized on New York WQXR’s “19 for 19” Artists to Watch list and featured on PBS Thirteen’s NYC-ARTs. As a concerto soloist, he has performed with orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and Nashville Symphony. Foley has been co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Sphinx Organization for a new work entitled “For Justice and Peace” for violin, bass and string orchestra. The piece will be performed at Carnegie Hall this season as part of a program designed to promote social justice, the release states.

Classical Music Inside Out is under the artistic direction of Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey. Bailey is underwritten by Bill Passey and Maria Silva. Educational support for Classical Music Inside Out provided by the Gloria Miner Charitable Music Foundation.

Mesa Arts Center, owned and operated by the city of Mesa, is in the heart of downtown Mesa. The arts center is home to four theaters, five art galleries and 14 art studios. MAC offers live entertainment and performances, visual art exhibitions, and arts education classes. Mesa Arts Center’s mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible and relevant. Go to mesaartscenter.com.

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