(TAMPA, Fla.) – Hillsborough Community College (HCC) will host award-winning classical guitarist Pepe Romero live in concert at the Dale Mabry Campus Student Services Auditorium on Friday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $35. Current HCC students, faculty and staff can attend for free with Hawk ID and advanced reservation. College COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect for all concerts.
For tickets, please visit hccfl.edu/guitar-series. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 813.853.5672.
The HCC Guitar Series is sponsored by the Dale Mabry Student Government Association.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
One of the most celebrated and versatile musicians of his generation on any instrument, the Spanish-born guitarist Pepe Romero has enjoyed a varied and illustrious career.
Together with his father, the legendary Celedonio Romero, and his brothers Celin and Angel, Pepe established the Romeros Quartet—the “Royal Family of the Guitar”—as the leading guitar ensemble in the world. Known for classical performances of dazzling virtuosity, compelling interpretations and flawless technique, Pepe is also a passionate advocate of the traditional flamenco of his native Andalusia. He has appeared as featured soloist with the world’s greatest orchestras and ensembles, in collaboration with the most celebrated conductors and composers. Since his first recording, Flamenco Fenómeno,released when he was only 15, Pepe has made more than 60 recordings, including over 40 concertos with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner and Iona Brown. In November 2012 Pepe Romero received a Latin Grammy Nomination for “Best Classical Album” for his recording of Concierto festivo by Ernesto Cordero.
In 2004, Pepe Romero was named Distinguished Artist in Residence at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Among other honors, Pepe has been knighted into the Order of “Isabel la Católica”; awarded honorary doctorates in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of Victoria; and received the “Premio Andalucia de Música,” the highest recognition given by his native land for contribution to the arts. In 2018, he received the Medalla de Honor from the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Granada for his lifelong achievement in performance and pedagogy. Pepe is featured in the award-winning film documentary Shadows and Light: Joaquín Rodrigo at 90.The Romeros have been the subject of biographical documentaries on PBS television and the German television channel NDR. In 2007, the Romeros received the President’s Merit Award from the Recording Academy, producers of the Grammy Awards, for their significant contributions to the music world and professional career achievements.
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