Acclaimed Spanish Classical Guitarist
Angel Romero to Perform at UTD Oct. 6

RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 15, 2006) —Preeminent Spanish classical guitarist Angel Romero will perform in the Conference Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. 

Romero made his professional debut when he was only six years old.  Since then, he has performed with various orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the San Diego Symphony, the Boulder Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Newton Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra and the New World Symphony.


Classical guitarist Angel Romero

In 1986, Romero became the youngest person awarded Spain’s Grand Cross of Civil Merit.  Three years later, he performed the entire score for the Robert Redford film The Milagro Beanfield War.  In 1992, at the request of then Secretary General Boustros Boustros-Ghali, Romero performed with the National Orchestra of Spain in the United Nations General Assembly Hall in a concert telecast globally.  He was knighted and presented with Spain’s highest honor, the Grand Cross of Isabel la Catolica, in 2000.

As a musician, Romero basks in the praise of music critics.  The Washington Post proclaims he performs with “technical elegance and lyrical grace.”  The Los Angeles Times calls Romero “a musician of rare quality” who has “excited unreserved admiration for his disciplined, incisive rhythm, his authority, surety and taste.”  According to The New York Times, he is “an artist of unfailing musicality. His playing is virtuosic but inevitably dignified.”       

More information about this event may be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0607/romero.htm.

Tickets for the show are $25 for general admission and free at the door to UTD students with valid identification.  Discount tickets are available to students from other campuses and high schools.  UTD ticket office hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the door one hour prior to show time.  To purchase tickets in advance using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2552.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ website at http://ah.utdallas.edu/.  Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.