SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2006 STATE THEATRE, NEW
THE ROYAL FAMILY OF THE GUITAR IN A COMMAND PERFORMANCE WITH THE EDISON
The illustrious career of The Romeros is unmistakably a milestone of
twentieth century music. For over three decades the quartet has received
popular and critical acclaim and has appeared with the most prestigious
American orchestra, including those of Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston,
Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Detroit. The Romeros have
performed at the White House, at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II, and for
His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. Numerous important
works for guitar have been written for the by Joaquin Rodrigo, Federico
Moreno Torroba, Morton Gould and many others. With regular appearances at
major music festivals, performances at colleges and universities, regular
tours of Europe and Asia and extensive recording projects, The Romeros
prevail as champions in the realm of classical guitar.
|Program for February 19, 2006, State Theatre
Three Cornered Hat De Falla
Concierto Andaluz by Rodrigo with the Los Romeros Guitar Family
plus Broadway Star- Singer Andrea Burns performed selections from
"Evita", "Les Miserables"
"Beauty and the Beast" plus more
Celdonio Romero was the creator of the greatest guitar legacy of the 20th
century; with his sons Celino, Pepe and Angel, he founded the internationally
renowned ensemble know to millions as "The Royal Family of the Guitar."
With the introduction of Celin's son Celino into the quartet in 1990, and
Angel's son Lito in 1996, the Romeros have encompassed three generations of
concert artists. To have so many virtuosi of the same instrument in one
family is unique in the music world, and in the realm of the classical
guitar it is absolutely without precedent.
"The Romeros at The Gewandhaus: Guardians of the Holy Grail of the
What the "Three Tenors" are to the world of opera,
The Romeros are to classical guitar."
Volkszeitung, Leipzig- November 1996
"One of the enduring mysteries of musical talent is how skills seem to flow
genetically from musical parent to musical child. In the Romero family the
flow has been swift and unimpeded."
The New York Times
also featuring Broadway star, singer Andrea Burns
Ms. Burns began her career at age 19, touring the great opera houses of
Europe as Maria in West Side Story. Ms. Burns has appeared on Broadway as
Belle in Disney's" Beauty and the Beast" and as Vicki Nichols in "The Full
Monty". Her portrayal of Lucille Frank in Harold Prince's national tour of
"Parade", garnered her a national Broadway Award nomination for best
Actress. Ms. Burns had the honor of creating the role of Celeste in the New
York premiere production of Stephen Sondheim's "Saturday Night", and shared
the Carnegie Hall stage with Elain Stritch in Noel Coward's Sail Away.
Other New York credits include John Bucchino's "It's Only Life" and Jason
Robert Brown's "Songs for a New World", both directed by Daisy Prince.
Across the country Ms. Burns has been seen as Eva Peron in "Evita", Martha
Jefferson in 1776, Laurey in "Oklahoma!", Marta in Company and Magnolia in
"Showboat". Andrea was nominated for Chicago's prestigious Joseph Jefferson
award for her performance as Dot in the critically acclaimed Chicago
Shakespeare production of "Sunday in the Park With George" directed by Gary
Griffin. Television credits include Law & Order, Special Victims Unit, as
well as the voice of Angelica on the Saturday morning animated series
Skydancers. Andrea can be heard on the original cast recordings of Songs
for a New World, Saturday Night, Broadway Bound, Shine, Broadway Musicals of
1953 and Fine and Dandy for PS Classics.