Kahilu Theatre and U.S. Classic Guitar are pleased to present the ROMERO QUARTET, performing their 60th anniversary concert at Kahilu Theatre, live on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 7pm HST.
This important and historically significant performance is part of the acclaimed U.S. International Guitar Series Season 2022, which will kick off with this concert and follow with five additional classical guitar concerts, also performed at Kahilu Theatre. This special 60th Anniversary Tour featuring the Romero Quartet (consisting of Celin, Pepe, Celino, and Lito Romero) is a celebration of the birth of the quartet by the founding patriarch Celedonio Romero. Rightly called the “Royal Family of the Guitar,” not least because of their invention and perfection of the guitar quartet format, the Romeros are the world’s only dynasty of guitar virtuosi, spanning three generations. The renowned Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo referred to them as “the grand masters of the guitar,” an assessment confirmed by the Leipzig Volkszeitung newspaper, who dubbed them the “Guardians of the Holy Grail of the Classical Guitar,” adding that “[w]hat the ‘Three Tenors’ are to the world of opera, the Romeros are to the classical guitar.”
This concert as well as the remaining activities of the U.S. International Guitar Series Season 2022 are supported in part by Friends of Kahilu, ticket sales, and through donations, sponsorships, and a generous grant by the Augustine Foundation.