The Gualala Arts Concert Series is delighted to present the ever-popular Roy Bogas, director of the Gualala Summer Chamber Music Festival, in his first solo piano recital at the Gualala Arts Center.
The program will include works by J. S. Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin. Although he is known in Gualala primarily as a chamber musician and as a disciple of the composer Ernest Bloch, Bogas made his name internationally as a solo pianist, giving his debut at New York's Tully Hall and London's Wigmore Hall.
In addition to recitals in Europe and the Soviet Union, he made a specialty of concerto performances with orchestra, appearing with such groups as the Mexico Philharmonic, the Radio Orchestra of Ljubljana, the Moscow Philharmonic and virtually every orchestra in California. He performed many times with Sir Arthur Fiedler and Mitch Miller playing a variety of concertos, from Mozart to Gershwin, and has also been soloist at numerous Summer Festivals including those at Ravinia in Chicago, the Mendocino Festival and the Lake Tahoe Festival.
Professor of Music and founder of the MasterGuild Series of chamber music concerts at Holy Names University in Oakland, Bogas is also principal solo pianist for the San Francisco Ballet. His work with the Ballet consists largely of concerto work, which this season will include Tchaikovsky's Third Concerto and Stravinsky's Capriccio. Bogas is especially known for his interpretations of Chopin and Rachmaninoff, both of whom are represented on the November 13th program at Gualala Arts.
Tickets for the concert are $15. Children ages 7 through 17 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets are available at the Gualala Art Center or at the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala. Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to the performance. For further information, call the Gualala Arts Center at 707-884-1138, or visit the website gualalaarts.org. Those unable to furnish their own transportation may call the Arts Center to request rides to the concerts.