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Community Arts Music Association and Lobero Theatre Foundation present

Los Romeros
The Romero Guitar Quartet

“The Royal Family of the Guitar”
Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:30 PM


Lobero Theatre

About the Event

Presented by CAMA and the Lobero Theatre Foundation
In Celebration of the Lobero’s 150th Anniversary
(February 22, 1873 – February 22, 2023)

Legendary Spanish guitarist Celedonio Romero left his native country in 1957 when his artistic freedom was jeopardized under the Fascist regime of Generalisimo Franco. The Romero family secured permission to travel to Portugal to visit a sick relative, and quickly booked passage from Lisbon to New York, then on to Los Angeles, eventually settling in Santa Barbara. In June 1958 Celedonio made his United States recital debut at the Lobero Theatre, returning the next year with his three sons, Celin, Pepe and Angel, each performing solo guitar works. Then, in April 1961, the family performed together at the Lobero as The Romeros. the first guitar quartet on the international concert scene. In 1990, Celin’s son Celino joined the quartet, when Angel left to pursue a solo career; and in 1996, Angel’s son Lito joined following Celedonio’s death that year. Thus three generations of the Romero musical dynasty have come to be celebrated worldwide over the past 60+ years as “The Royal Family of the Guitar.” The Romeros’s voluminous discography spans the entire repertoire of the classical guitar from the works of its earliest composers to those of today’s masters.

RUPERTO CHAPI Y LORENTE: “Preludio” from La Revoltosa
ENRIQUE GRANADOS: Danzas españolas Nos.2 and 5
ISAAC ALBÉNIZ: Rumores de la Caleta*
JOAQUÍN MALATS: Serenata española*
ALBÉNIZ: Leyenda*
LUIGI BOCCHERINI: “Introduction” and “Fandango” from Guitar Quintet No.4 in D Major, G 448
MANUEL DE FALLA: “Miller’s Dance” from El Sombrero de tres picos
GEORGES BIZET: Carmen Suite: “Habanera” and “Chanson du toreador”
ALBÉNIZ: Granada
CELEDONIO ROMERO: Fantasía cubana
GERÓNIMO GIMÉNEZ: El Baile de Luis Alonso
PEPE ROMERO: De Cádiz a la Habana
…and encores from The Romeros’s 1961 Lobero performance!

Ticket Information

$55 - Section A
$45 - Section B

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(Ticket prices include a per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply.)

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This event is presented by Community Arts Music Association and Lobero Theatre Foundation