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Wyrick-Oh Duo:
Russian Masters of the 20th Century

Old First Concerts

Date: Sun June 14, 2009 4:00pm

Yes, symphony musicians play music outside of their orchestral obbligations. It keeps them creative and engaged.

So if you’ve only heard Peter Wyrick, associate principal cellist of the San Francisco Opera, play from the stage of Davies Symphony Hall, you might be delighted to encounter this superb musician in a chamber setting with his long-time recital partner, pianist June Choi Oh.

A beautiful sonata by Rachmaninov, another one by master melodist Sergei Prokofiev, and Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne based on his Giovanni Pergolesi arrangements for the ballet Pulcinella, make a finely balanced program that mixes spunkiness with heartfelt emotion.

And, as always at Old First Concerts, the price is right.

Michael Zwiebach is the senior editor/ content manager for SFCV. He assigns all articles and content, manages the writing staff and does editing. A member of SFCV from the beginning, Michael holds a Ph.D. in music history from the University of California, Berkeley.