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October 2010 Spotlight: Chamber Music Society of Detroit + The Romeros

Chamber Music Society of Detroit in Farmington Hills, Michigan, presented The Romeros in September 2010. This Performing Arts Fund—supported engagement featured a full-length public performance by guitar quartet The Romeros, along with two weeks of in-depth educational activities that included nearly 40 events, reaching more than 6,000 people over the course of the residency. The legendary Celedonio Romero, with his sons Celin, Pepe and Angel, founded the internationally renowned ensemble often called “The Royal Family of the Guitar” in the mid-20th century. With the introduction of Celin’s son, Celino, into the quartet in 1990, and Angel’s son Lito later joining his father in duo recital, the ensemble known as The Romeros encompasses three generations of concert artists.

The Big Read Egypt/U.S.

Programming has commenced for the 2010 phase of The Big Read Egypt/U.S. in both Egypt and the United States. In Egypt, citizens in...