Debussy – Ibéria
About The Show
SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY CLASSICS CONCERTS
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Angel Romero, guitar
|Villa-Lobos||Bachianas brasileiras No. 4|
|Rodrigo||Fantasía para un gentilhombre|
Hailed for his superior artistry as the Spanish maestro of the guitar, Angel Romero’s eminence in themusic world as soloist and conductor is heralded by audiences and critics alike. One of the mostsought-after musicians of his generation, Angel Romero has appeared in the major cultural centers throughout the world including those of London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Munich, Zurich, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York among others. He has appeared as soloist with such leading orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
As conductor, he has led numerous orchestras worldwide including the Pittsburgh Symphony, theAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Royal Philharmonic, Germany’s NDR Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Symphoniker, the Beijing Philharmonic, the Shanghai Symphony, the Bogotá Philharmonic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Orquesta de Baja California, the Santa Barbara Symphony, the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Chamber Orchestra among others. Regardless of his role on stage, his driving intensity and flawless control mark him as a true master of the arts. Angel Romero’s extensive discography includes highly acclaimed recordings for Delos International, RCA Victor Red Seal and RCA Victor Worldwide, Telarc and Angel/EMI. In 2007, Angel Romero was honored by the Recording Academy, producer of the Grammy Awards, with the Recording Academy President’s Merit Award for his significant contributions to the music world and for his professional career achievements.
In February 2000 he was presented with the highest honor that the country of Spain has to offer, the Grand Cross of Isabel la Catolica and was knighted Sir Angel Romero in reverence of his astounding musical accomplishments.
Join us for Classics Conversations with Akiko Fujimoto, associate conductor. East Rotunda – 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert.