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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
Roy Bogas, Piano

Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center

Roy Bogas We open this season with Roy Bogas. Roy is Gualala's favorite pianist, and Gualala Arts Center is one of Roy's favorite musical venues when he is not performing in the Bay Area. We are honored that Roy, a musician of extraordinary talent and international reputation, visits us as often as he does.

Roy Bogas has performed as soloist with virtually every orchestra in Northern California, and with many other orchestras in this country and abroad. He is currently Professor of Music at Holy Names University in Oakland, and he is also Principal Solo Pianist for the San Francisco Ballet. An active chamber musician, he is the founder and director of the Master Guild Series of chamber music concerts at Holy Names University.

Roy Bogas was a finalist at the Second Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow, and has performed in many parts of the world, making his New York and London solo debuts in 1963. With a repertoire of over 40 concertos, he has performed as soloist with orchestras from Mexico City to Ljubljana, Slovenia as well as many orchestras in California and other states. Now a Bay Area resident, he appears regularly at San Francisco Ballet performances where he will be heard this season playing Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini and four Chopin Nocturnes in Jerome Robbins' "In the Night."

He is the founder and director of the Summer Festival of Chamber Music at Gualala Arts, and will also appear there together with David McCarroll and Mary Elliott in January. An authority on Piano Pedagogy, he is at present Professor of Music at Holy Names University in Oakland where he also presents the MasterGuild Series of chamber music concerts. As a pupil of Ada Clement, Adolph Baller and Rosina Lhevinne, he carries on the great pianistic traditions of Europe and of the Russian School. On December 2nd and 3rd, he will also appear with the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra, performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor.

Tickets are $20 for advance purchases, or $25 on the day of the concert (buy your tickets early!). Children and young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at the Gualala Arts Center or at the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala. For advance credit card purchases by telephone, call the Arts Center at 707-884-1138. For further information visit our website, Those unable to furnish their own transportation may call the Arts Center to request rides to the concert.