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University Forum: Xavier Foley

The award-winning composer Xavier Foley will be the guest speaker at the University Forum. His address will be held in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Xavier Foley is a celebrated musician and composer who uses his art as a tool to help promote social justice. His instrument of choice, the double bass, is rarely presented as a solo instrument; nonetheless, Foley has performed as a concerto soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Atlanta Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and Nashville Symphony. Foley’s composition for violin, bass and string orchestra, “For Justice and Peace,” has been performed at Carnegie Hall and will be performed at Southern Miss on April 21. It was written as a reflection on the 400 years that have passed since enslaved people were first brought to North America.

Foley’s Forum address is co-sponsored by Southern Miss School of Music. It is part of a week of programs to raise awareness about diversity, inclusion and equity in the fine arts. 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:30pm

Bennett Auditorium
113 East Memorial Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406