(Scott Gruber)

This month, a member of the esteemed Los Romeros Classical guitar quartet will be performing solo in Victoria for the first time!

Celino Romero, who ushered in the third generation of the quartet, will be filling the First Church of Christ with his beautifully passionate music on March 24.

Over 50 Years of Classical Guitar

Established by Celino’s grandfather, father and uncles in their native Spain, Los Romeros have been performing together since 1960 for audiences worldwide.

They’ve performed for two American Presidents, Pope John Paul II, the King of Spain, and countless other dignitaries, prompting the New York Times to dub them “The Royal Family of the Guitar.”

In 2007, Los Romeros were granted The Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award from the GRAMMYS in honor of their artistic achievements.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect on March 24th…

Honorary University of Victoria Doctorates

Although this will be Celino’s first solo Victoria performance, his family has a history of connections to the city.

In fact, Celino’s esteemed grandfather, Celedonio Romero, and uncle, Pepe Romero, both hold honorary doctorates from UVic.

In his first Victoria visit, Celino Romero will perform solo pieces and duos with UVic professor Alexander Dunn.

This event is not to be missed!

Special Event: Celino Romero 

When: March 24, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: First Church of Christ, Scientist (1205 Pandora Ave)

Tickets: $30 (click here to purchase), also available at Long & McQuade, Ivy’s Bookshop, and Good Earth Cafe (1971 Oak Bay).