“Collectively, they are the only classical guitar quartet of real stature in the world today; in fact, they virtually invented the format.”—The New York Times
The Royal Family of the Guitar returns to 92Y bringing a program celebrating one of Europe’s most culturally vibrant regions—Andalucia, the southern part of Spain. Especially famous for the flamenco, its music is an intriguing mix of Western and Arabic traditions. This concert spans more than two centuries, from the Classical era to works written by Celedonio Romero, the founder of the ensemble, and his son Pepe, the current leader of the clan.
Join us for a free pre-concert talk at 7 pm with your ticket, with members of The Romeros and Benjamin Verdery, artistic director of 92Y’s Art of the Guitar series and chair of Yale’s guitar department.
Exclusive New York engagement
Pepe Romero, guitar
Celin Romero, guitar
Lito Romero, guitar
Celino Romero, guitar
LORENTE: Preludio from La Revoltosa (arr. Lorenzo Palomo)
CELEDONIO ROMERO: Los Maestros
TURINA: Fantasia Sevillana, Op. 28
RODRIGO: Tonadilla for Two Guitars
BOCCHERINI: Selections from Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major, G. 448, Fandango (arr. P. Romero)
DE FALLA: Miller’s Dance from The Three-Cornered Hat (arr. P. Romero)
DE FALLA: Danza española No. 1 from La vida breve (arr. P. Romero)
CELEDONIO ROMERO: Dance No.1
CELEDONIO ROMERO: Fantasía cubana
VILLA-LOBOS: From Preludes for Guitar, Nos. 1 and 3
GRANADOS: Danza española No. 5, “Andaluza”
P. ROMERO: Selections from Suite flamenca:
En el Sacromonte
GIMÉNEZ: La boda de Luis Alonso (arr. Torroba/Romero)
Program subject to change
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Art of the Guitar and the 92nd Street Y Guitar Institute are supported by The Leir Charitable Foundations in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir; The Augustine Foundation; and The D’Addario Music Foundation.