PEPE ROMERO PLAYS J.S. BACH at the Winter Garden on Friday, January 10, 2014

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    When:
    January 10, 2014 – January 11, 2014 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2014-01-10T05:00:00+00:00
    2014-01-11T05:00:00+00:00
    Where:
    220 Vesey Street
    New York, NY 10282
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    PEPE ROMERO PLAYS J.S. BACH

    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Brookfield Place, Winter Garden
    220 Vesey Street

    OPENING NIGHT OF THE NEW YORK GUITAR FESTIVAL

    Pepe Romero - Image courtesy of Brookfield Arts
    Pepe Romero – Image courtesy of Brookfield Arts

    Touring the world in celebration of his 70th birthday, legendary classical guitarist Pepe Romero will perform his first and only all-Bach concert in NYC. Bach holds a special place in Romero’s heart as the Chaconne (final movement of the 2nd Partita for Violin by Bach) was among his late father’s favorite classical pieces. Romero played it for his father right before he died 17 years ago and has rarely played it since. Romero’s distinguished career, both as a solo performer and charter member of the “Royal Family of the Guitar,” encompasses some 60 albums, multiple White House invitations, Carnegie Hall concerts, and world premieres by Rodrigo and Moreno Torroba, in addition to receiving a Knighthood by King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

    NEW YORK GUITAR FESTIVAL AT MERKIN CONCERT HALL

    Born at Merkin Concert Hall more than 10 years ago, the city-wide New York Guitar Festival explores the many aspects of the guitar’s musical personality through commissioning new work and supporting innovative, multi-media collaborations among outstanding artists.