The pair is on a two-week tour of schools in Metro
Detroit. They're also playing for groups such as Focus: Hope
in Detroit, the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Latino
Family Services, and Children's Hopsital of Michigan.
This year the program happens to fall during Hispanic Heritage
Month, so an emphasis on Hispanic artists worked well.
This is also the first year the program has showcased the
"We're hoping that if we can expose [students] to just a little
bit of our passion and our love, that some of that may rub off in a
good way," said Lito Romero.
Celino wants to not only inspire young people but also break
"A lot of people think of classical music as the kind of
concerts you go to with your parents and fall asleep. But
it's not really true," explained Celino Romero.
"I think they're awesome!" smiled Phoenix Multicultural Academy
6th grader Remonia Redmon.
She is one of dozens of students from her school treated to a 45
minute concert and Q&A with the Romeros -- who are considered
members of the "Royal Family of the Guitar."
"They even played in the White House!" said 6th grader Esmeralda
The two-week program culminates with two student concerts for
program participants on Friday, September 24th at Seligman
Performing Arts Center, Detroit Country Day School in Beverly
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the George S.
and Helen G. Deffenbaugh Foundation and the National Endowment for
the Arts provided major grants which helped fund the Chamber Music
Society of Detroit 2010-2011 Education Program.
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