Above: Poway Center For The Performing Arts Foundation presents The Romeros" on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8 p.m.
The Romeros: The Royal Family of the Guitar
Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8p.m.
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 1960. Now, with the introduction of Celin's son, Celino in 1990 and Angel's son, Lito in 1995, they encompass three generations of concert artists. Their most lasting legacy is the creation of an entirely new repertoire for guitar quartet, both as a chamber ensemble and as concerto soloists.
For 50 years three generations of Romeros have inspired distinguished composers to write new works or arrange existing ones for classical guitar. In the words of Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, "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."