Los Romero
Celin, Pepe, Lito & Celino Romero

KOLARAC FOUNDATION HALL / 8 FEBRUARY 2011 / 20:30 / visit www.romeroguitarquartet.com

Known to millions as The Royal Family of the Guitar, The Romeros were founded by the legendary Caledonio 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 (Lito & Celino) generation.

The Romeros have performed on multiple occasions at the White House, at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II, and for his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. In 2000, His Royal Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain knighted Pepe and Celin into the Order of Isabel la Católica. Perhaps the Romero’s most lasting legacy is the creation of an entirely new repertoire for guitar quartet, as they have inspired distinguished composers to write new works including Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Morton Gould, Francisco de Madina and Lorenzo Palomo. With a 50-year history, The Romeros have built an enviable discography. In February of 2007, The Romeros were granted the GRAMMY in honor of their artistic achievements.

PROGRAM

Tomás Bretón
Preludio de la Verbena de la Paloma
(arr. Lorenzo Palomo)
The Romeros

Joaquín Rodrigo
Tonadilla
Allegro ma non troppo
Minueto pomposo
Allegro vivace
Pepe and Celino Rome

Pepe Romero
Fandango (homenage a Sabicas)
Pepe Romero

Luigi Boccherini
Guitar Quintet № 4
Introduction & Fandango
(trans. Pepe Romero)
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Federico Moreno Torroba
Estampas
Bailando un fandango charro
Remanso
La siega
Fiesta en el pueblo
Amanecer
La boda
The Romeros

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Preludes № 3 & № 1
Celin Romero

Isaac Albéniz
Suite española, Op. 47
Granada
Celin and Pepe Romero

Celedonio Romero
Los Maestros
Copla
La rueda
Baile
Lito Romero

Celedonio Romero
Suite Andaluza
Alegrias, Tango & Zapateado
Celino Romero

Pepe Romero
de Cádiz a la Habana
The Romeros

Tomás Bretón
Jota de la Dolores
The Romeros