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George Mason Univerity’s Center for the Arts Presents Munich Symphony Orchestra with the Romeros

October 14, 2015
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George Mason Univerity’s Center for the Arts Presents Munich Symphony Orchestra with the Romeros

“The Royal Family of the Guitar” Joins Munich’s Premier Orchestra for an Evening of Spanish and French Classical Music

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 14, 2015 – Two of Europe’s most esteemed ensembles, the Munich Symphony Orchestra and The Romeros, take the stage at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. The orchestra conductor Philippe Entremont, who is renowned for his outstanding interpretive abilities on the podium, creates a stunning collaboration between this esteemed symphony and the classical guitar virtuoso Pepe Romero along with the members of his quartet. The program includes Suites No. 1 and No. 2 from Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto Andaluz” and “Concierto de Aranjuez” and Jules Massenet’s “Le Cid: Ballet Music.”

The Munich Symphony Orchestra is one of Germany’s most venerated musical institutions, held in high esteem by audiences, critics and experts alike. This important orchestra has enriched the cultural life of Bavaria with its unparalleled performances of symphonic concert pieces, opera and operettas, musicals, ballets, oratorios and church music. The orchestra was founded in 1945 as “Symphonieorchester Kurt Graunke.” Today, the Munich Symphony Orchestra performs more than 100 concerts each year in almost every musical center of Germany and Europe, as well as regular guest performances in the USA and Asia.

The orchestra is joined by Spanish classical guitar virtuoso Pepe Romero for solo work. Mr. Romero is then joined by the other members of his quartet, an ensemble that has a sterling reputation in the world of classical music. Celebrating its 55th anniversary season, this venerated family of guitar prodigies has delighted generations. Among their many musical accomplishments, The Romeros have performed on multiple occasions at the White House, appeared at the Vatican in a special concert for John Paul II, and in 1986, they gave a command performance for his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. In 2000, His Royal Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain knighted Pepe Romero into the Order of “Isabel la Católica.” Soloist Pepe Romero is a living legend in the world of classical music, having performed and recorded albums with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras.

A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to each performance on Grand Tier III at the Center for the Arts. The Friends of the Center for the Arts sponsor the pre-performance discussions. 

Ticket Information: Tickets for the Munich Symphony Orchestra with the Romeros are $70, $60 and $42.  The Center for the Arts ticket office is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at cfa.gmu.edu. The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gmucfa and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @GMU_CFA. 25th Anniversary Season hashtag: #GMUCFA25.

About Great Performances at Mason

Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.

About George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.

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