The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Munich Symphony Orchestra together with Pepe Romero and the Romeros Guitar Quartet Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall.
Philippe Entremont will conduct the concert, which will include Bizet’s Carmen Suites and Mendelssohn’s Italian symphony. The program also will include Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with Romero as guitar soloist and Rodrigo’s Concierto Andaluz featuring the Romeros Guitar Quartet.
Tickets for the concert are $25-$65 and are discounted for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400.
For more than half a century, the Munich Symphony Orchestra has made a considerable contribution to the cultural life of Germany with an extensive repertoire that includes symphonic concert pieces, performances of opera and ballet as well as oratories and church music.
The orchestra also has contributed significantly to the film industry, providing the soundtracks for more than 500 films including the Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs.
One of the most celebrated musicians of his generation, the Spanish-born guitarist Romero has enjoyed a varied and illustrious career. Together with his father, Celedonio, and his brothers Celin and Angel, Pepe established the Romeros Quartet—often called the “Royal Family of the Guitar”—as the leading guitar ensemble in the world.
In 2007, the Romeros were honored with the President’s Merit Award from the Recording Academy, producers of the Grammy Awards, for their contributions to the music world and professional career achievements.
A pre-concert lecture will be given at 6:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Ramsey Concert Hall. It is open free to the public.