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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
The Ninth Annual
Summer Chamber Music Weekend

Roy Bogas and Friends

Saturday, July   9, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
   Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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The Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series is delighted to again present the Roy Bogas and Friends Ensemble for the ninth annual Summer Chamber Music Weekend, Saturday, July 9, 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 10, 4:00 p.m., at the Gualala Arts Center.

Roy Bogas and Friends This traditional weekend of superb performances by pianist Bogas and outstanding musicians from the San Francisco Symphony is the biggest musical event of our concert season. Music lovers are invited to hear either one or both performances, for a fulfilling weekend of superb music performed by top artists.

Pianist 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 the famous violinist 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 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. He has led the Gualala July Chamber Music Weekends since 2003. Roy Bogas is, without a doubt, Gualala's favorite classical musician.


Roy Bogas, piano
Axel Strauss, violin
Amy Hiraga, violin
Nancy Ellis, viola
Peter Wyrick, cello

Program I
Saturday, July 9, 2011
4:00 p.m.

Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op.16   L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)
      Grave - Allegro ma non troppo
      Andante cantabile
      Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Axel Strauss and Amy Hiraga, violins, Nancy Ellis, viola
Peter Wyrick, cello, Roy Bogas, piano

Sonata for Cello and Piano   Sergei Prokofieff (1891-1853)
      Andante grave
      Allegro ma non troppo

Peter Wyrick and Roy Bogas


Quintet for Piano and Strings   Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
      Andante mistico
      Allegro energico

Axel Strauss and Amy Hiraga, violins, Nancy Ellis, viola
Peter Wyrick, cello, Roy Bogas, piano

Program II
Sunday, July 10, 2011
4:00 p.m.

Quartet in E Flat for Piano and Strings, K.493   W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Amy Hiraga, violin, Nancy Ellis, viola
Peter Wyrick, cello, Roy Bogas, piano

Sonata No.2 in F Minor for Violin and Piano   Sergei Prokofieff (1891-1853)
      Andante assai
      Allegro brusco

Axel Strauss, violin and Roy Bogas, piano


Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op.34   Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
      Allegro non troppo
      Andante, un poco adagio
      Scherzo: Allegro
      Finale: Poco sostenuto - Allegro non troppo

Axel Strauss, violin, Amy Hiraga, violin, Nancy Ellis, viola,
Peter Wyrick, cello, Roy Bogas, piano

Tickets are $30 advance for each concert; $5 more day of 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.

A two-day ticket for BOTH concerts can be purchased for $50 advance, but must be purchased directly from the Gualala Arts Center. Please call 707-884-1138 for details.

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