Guitarist Celino Romero, a younger branch of the legendary Romero family tree, is coming to play in Victoria at the end of March 2018. If you know of Pepe Romero, who has been an honored guest in Victoria many times in the past two decades, – Celino is his nephew.
Celino will perform at the First Church of Christ, Scientist on Pandora Ave, a most acoustically rewarding space for unamplified guitar music. The auditorium has some pleasantly surprising acoustical effects – come and find out for yourself! Soft padded pews add to the personal comfort of the experience.
A rich Spanish program of solos and duos is being cooked up for the listeners as March is approaching. You will hear pieces by Spain’s most beloved composers such as Gaspar Sanz, Domenico Scarlatti, Enrique Granados, Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, and Celedonio Romero – to name a few. Local guitar virtuoso Alexander Dunn will be joining Celino for duos.
Celedonio Romero (1913 – 1996) was a guitarist, a composer and a poet, and his input in the guitar world has been invaluable. He was the one to establish the famous Los Romeros quartet with his sons Pepe, Celin, and Angel, after moving to the United States from Spain in 1957. The family tradition of musical and artistic excellence has been proudly upheld ever since; the Royal Family of the Guitar grew and replenished generation after generation.
The above said, this is a must-experience event.
Victoria Guitar Society presents:
Special Event – Celino Romero
March 24th, 2018, 7:30 PM,
First Church of Christ, Scientist (1205 Pandora Ave)
All tickets $30
Tickets for this concert can be obtained on the Victoria Guitar Society website as well as at the following locations: Long & McQuade, Ivy’s Bookshop, Good Earth Cafe (Oak Bay).
Celino Romero plays Fantasia by Celedonio Romero
Los Romeros Quartet