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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
Peter Wyrick, cello, and Roy Bogas, piano

Sunday, January 17 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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Music Lovers along the coast are happily looking forward to a piano and cello chamber music concert at the Gualala Arts Center on Sunday, January 17, 4:00 p.m., featuring Roy Bogas, who is undoubtedly Gualala's favorite pianist, and his highly-esteemed cellist friend, Peter Wyrick.

Roy Bogas, piano and Peter Wyrick, cello For many years, these musicians have delighted Gualala audiences in a variety of performances, including those of the now-famous Gualala Summer Chamber Music Weekend, featuring the Roy Bogas and Friends piano and string quartet ensemble, which has been presented in July of every year dating back to 2003.

Roy Bogas received his training in New York and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 14, and at age 19 he became the accompanist to Yehudi Menuhin, playing over a hundred concerts with him throughout North and South America. He has also played with Joseph Szigeti and many other well-known artists. In 1962 he was a prizewinner at the second Tchaikovski Competition in Moscow.

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


Sonata in D Major, Opus 102, No. 2 (1815)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Pieces for Cello and Piano
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)

Après un Rêve (from Three Songs, 1870 - 1878)
Elegie (1883)

Sonata for cello and piano, Opus 40
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975

The Chamber Music Committee thanks Will Reed
for preparing our piano for today's concert.

Peter Wyrick, Associate Principal Cellist of the San Francisco Symphony, was one of the last students of Leonard Rose at Juilliard.

He has previously served as Principal Cellist of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center, and as Associate Principal Cellist of the New York City Opera Orchestra. He was a member of the acclaimed Ridge String Quartet, whose recording of the Dvorak Piano Quintets with pianist Rudolf Firkusny won the French Diapason d'Or and was nominated for the 1993 Grammy Award for the Best Chamber Music Performance.

He has performed as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony and as chamber musician and soloist with renowned chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout the world. Peter is married to violinist Amy Hiraga, who is also part of the Roy Bogas and Friends ensemble.

Tickets are $20 for advance purchases; $5 more on the day of the concert (buy your tickets early!). Children and young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free.

For advance purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.