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Cello Sonatas by Beethoven & Brahms,
& some Dvořák for good measure!
Sunday 29 Jan 2017 at 7:00pm
Admission: $20 general, $15 students & seniors, $10 Hillside Club members
The Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street
The Berkeley Hillside Club is excited to have another old friend, S.F Symphony cellist Peter Wyrick, perform for us again after a long absence. Performing with Peter will be the talented young pianist Britton Day. Together they will play two brilliant cello sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms, along with some wonderful pieces by Dvořák. Don't miss these remarkable artists performing in our historic and acoustically-excellent hall.
Peter Wyrick - cello
Britton Day - piano
Ludwig van Beethoven - Cello Sonata No.3, Op.69
Antonin Dvořák -
Rondo in G major, Op. 94
Klid (Waldesruhe) , Op. 68, No.5
Polonaise in A Major, Op. post.
Johannes Brahms - Cello Sonata No.2, Op.99
About the Artists:
Peter Wyrick has served as Associate Principal Cello of the San Francisco Symphony, occupying the Peter & Jacqueline Hoefer Chair, since 1999. Born in New York to a musical family, he began his studies in Poughkeepsie, New York, and proceeded to the Juilliard School at the age of eight, where he was one of the last students of Leonard Rose. Mr. Wyrick made his solo debut at age twelve with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Since then he has performed as soloist with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra, the Queens Philharmonic, the American Chamber Orchestra, the Oklahoma Chamber Orchestra, the Kozponti Sinfonicus in Budapest, Hungary, and Symphony Silicon Valley. He has appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony in works including Leonard Bernstein's Meditation No. 1 from Mass, Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major, and music from Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Concerto.
Mr. Wyrick was the principal cello of the Mostly Mozart Orchestra and associate principal cello of the New York City Opera Orchestra. His recordings include the cello sonatas of Gabriel Fauré with pianist Earl Wild for dell'Arte Records, and performances for the Stereophile and Arabesque labels. In chamber music, Mr. Wyrick has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, Jeremy Denk, Julia Fischer, and Edgar Meyer, among others. He was a member of the Ridge String Quartet, whose recording of the Dvořák piano quintets with pianist Rudolf Firkusny on the RCA label won the French Diapason d'Or and was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Chamber Music Performance. Mr. Wyrick has participated in the Helsinki, Spoleto, Bard, Vancouver Chamber Music West, La Jolla, Santa Fe, Ruby Mountain, and Lake Tahoe music festivals.
Mr. Wyrick plays a David Tecchler cello, on generous loan from Jacques and Barbara Schlumberger, made in Rome, circa 1724.
--Britton Day is a member of the accompanying staff at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory Preparatory Division. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of music. Upon graduation from Oberlin, he continued his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory, receiving both a Master of Music and a Professional Studies Diploma in Piano Performance.
there will be much more great music coming up over the coming weeks and months:
...and we'll post more info here as it becomes available.