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Over half a century after walking onto the world stage as the first classical guitar quartet, The Romeros continue to be a veritable institution in the world of classical music, dazzling countless audiences and winning the raves of reviewers worldwide.
Known to millions as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” the Romeros were founded by the legendary Celedonio Romero with his sons Celin, Pepe and Angel in 1958. The Quartet went through natural transformations, and today consists of the second (Celin & Pepe) and third generations (Lito & Celino). 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 the classical guitar it is absolutely without precedent.
Celebrating their fifty-fifth anniversary in 2018-19, the season will include tours in Asia, Europe, South America and the United States. The Romeros will also be presenting special concerts and festivals in memory of the 100th anniversary of patriarch Celedonio Romero, including a performance in their birth city of Málaga, Spain.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
de Falla: Miller’s Dance from el sombrero de tres picos
de Falla: Danza española No. 1 from La vida breve
Turrina: Fantasía sevillana
Boccherini: Introduction and Fandango [Arr.]
Bizet: Carmen suite
Villa Lobos: Preludios No. 1 and No. 3
Plus works by Granados, Barrios, and the Romeros
Presented in collaboration with the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society.
The Romeros will give a master class for students at Temple University (Rock Hall) on Thursday, April 18, 11 am - 1 pm.
No old concerts
“Collectively, they are the only classical guitar quartet of real stature in the world today; in fact, they virtually invented the format.”
“The Romeros have developed the technique of the guitar by making what is difficult…to be, easy! They are, without a doubt, the grand masters of the guitar.”
“Guardians of the Holy Grail of the Classical Guitar. What the Three Tenors are to the world of opera, The Romeros are to the classical guitar.”