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The Romeros & Concerto MalagaDate: 12.01.2012
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Soka Performing Arts Center
The Romeros with Massimo Paris & Concerto Malaga
Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Celebrating their fiftieth anniversary, The Romeros, known as The Royal Family of the Guitar, are joined by Concerto Malaga, a 13-piece chamber music ensemble from southern Spain under the direction of Massimo Paris. The combined program of holiday-themed music, both contemporary and time-honored favorites, will thrill and delight audiences in an evening showcasing some of the finest stringed-instrument artists in the world.
The Romeros were founded by the legendary Celedonio Romero with his sons Celin, Pepe and Angel in 1960. 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. The New York Times has said: “Collectively, they are the only classical guitar quartet of real stature in the world today; in fact, they virtually invented the format.” With a 50-year plus history, The Romeros have built an enviable discography. Their achievements have not gone unnoticed. In February of 2007, The Romeros were granted The Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award from the GRAMMYs© in honor of their artistic achievements. Television fans have seen and heard The Romeros many times on such shows as The Tonight Show and The Today Show, PBS's Evening at the Boston Pops, the KPBS/PBS biographical documentary Los Romeros: The Royal Family of the Guitar, other PBS specials and the NDR documentary film Los Romeros: Die Gitarren-Dynastie.
Massimo Paris & Concerto Malaga:
Founded in 1996, this thirteen-piece ensemble from southern Spain is composed of chamber musicians from all around the world. The orchestra of Concerto Malaga is much acclaimed for its interpretations of Spanish music, and has toured successfully throughout Europe. The ensemble maintains artistic collaboration with renowned international soloists, such as guitarist Pepe Romero, violinist Mariana Sirbu, flamenco guitarist Juan Martin, flautist Massimo Mercelli, pianist María Luisa Cantos and Los Romero Guitar Quartet.
Tickets: $38.00/$28.00 Students and Seniors (62+)
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