The Romeros' 50th Anniversary Concert in Detroit

Date: 
03/26/2009 - 20:00
Location: 
USA: Detroit MI
Work Performed: 
Preludes for Guitar

50th Anniversary Concert

The Romeros

Thursday, March 26, 8 pm
Rackham Auditorium

Main Floor $46 · $38 · $30 · $22

The "Royal Family of Guitar" returns to Ann Arbor for the first time since 2000. A veritable institution in the world of classical music, the Romeros celebrate their 50th anniversary this season. Celedonio Romero, founder and creator of the Romeros guitar dynasty, was a renowned soloist in Spain who began teaching his sons as they approached the age of two or three. He died in 1996, but his sons and grandsons continue Celedonio's legacy. This unparalleled family ensemble has become the international emissary for guitar chamber music, their name synonymous with style, elegance, and technique. To have so many virtuosi of the same instrument in one family is unique in the world of musical performance, and in the realm of classical guitar it is absolutely unprecedented. The Romeros are "Guardians of the Holy Grail of the Classical Guitar." (Leipzig)
Program
· Ruperto Chapi y Lorente : Preludio from La Revoltosa
· Gaspar Sanz : Suite Española
· Joaquín Rodrigo : Tonadilla
· Pepe Romero : Farrucas
· Boccherini : Introduction and Fandango (from Guitar Quintet No. 4)
· Federico Moreno Torroba : Estampas
· Villa Lobos : Preludes Nos. 1 and 3
· Albéniz : Granada
· Francisco Tárrega : Gran jota
· Pepe Romero : Fiesta en Cádiz (Homage a Sabicas)
· Giménez : La Boda de Luís Alonso