Chamber Music Series presents:
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Roy Bogas, solo piano
at the Gualala Arts Center
Gualala arts Chamber Music Series presents a recital by pianist Roy Bogas
on Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. in the Coleman Auditorium.
Who is your favorite composer for the piano? Many people would agree with pianist Roy Bogas, who makes a specialty of playing the music of Chopin, the Polish phenomenon about whom Schumann shouted,
"hats off, gentleman,
the first half of his
October 14th recital,
Roy has selected
seven of his all time
works, two Scherzos,
the G Minor
Ballade and four
shorter pieces including
"cello" Etude, a
Prelude and a Mazurka.
Bogas traces his feeling for Chopin to
his parents who were born and raised in Ukraine, not far from
Poland, and his studies with the great Russian teacher Rosina
Lhevinne, plus association with the famous Chopin interpreter
Bogas performed the Chopin F Minor Fantasy at the Second International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1962, at which he was awarded a top prize, and went on to make his European debut that same year.
Following a career as an accompanist, during which he performed
with such great artists as Yehudi Menuhin, Joseph
Szigeti, Jaime Laredo and Michael Rabin, he decided to concentrate
on a solo career, appearing both in recital and with
such orchestras as the Moscow Philharmonic, the Mexico City
Philharmonic and both the Belgrade Philharmonic and
Ljubljana Radio Orchestra, with whom he recorded the Gershwin
Concerto in F.
He has been heard locally in the Bay Area
for many years as Principal Solo Pianist for San Francisco
Ballet, playing many different piano concertos such as the two
Ravel concertos, the Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody and
the first Beethoven concerto.
He has also traveled widely, having just come back from concerts in Hamburg, Germany and Moscow, Russia.
The second half of his recital will be devoted to the Moments
Musicaux by Rachmaninoff, reflecting his Russian roots, and will
also include two French Impressionist works, "Reflections on the
Water" by Debussy and "Ondine" by Ravel, a work he particularly
reveres, as it was the signature piece of his idol Walter Gieseking.
Tickets are $25 advance; $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.
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.
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