Summer Festival

Athenaeum Library concerts summer fest series

The Athenaeum's 19th Annual Summer Festival

2017 with Gustavo Romero Celebrating Enrique Granados


Sundays, July 2017

July 2, 9, 16 & 23

All Concerts begin at 4:00 p.m.  


The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 19th Annual Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts, will feature the works of Enrique Granados. 


For 18 years, the Athenaeum has presented unforgettable festivals featuring virtuoso pianist and San Diego native Gustavo Romero performing the complete piano repertoire of a specific composer. Whether you have been with us all 18 years or have yet to experience the wonder of this artist—who plays from memory—you will not want to miss our upcoming 19th Summer Festival.


Romero, a native San Diegan, first performed at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as a young boy, and it was with him that the Athenaeum planned its first Summer Festival in 1999, the organization's 100th anniversary. Each year, Romero chooses composers to study in depth, sharing the full range of their artistry.


Dinners are offered after each concert in private homes or at the Athenaeum. The dinners, offered immediately following each concert in private homes or at the Athenaeum, are an opportunity for concertgoers to socialize, meet Mr. Romero, and share a delicious meal. All concerts begin at 4 PM at the Athenaeum. Priority seating will be given to Donor level members and above, and to dinner guests. 


Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Room

1008 Wall Street

La Jolla, CA 92037





Keyboard view: $172 members/$192 nonmembers

Non-keyboard view: $132 members/$152 nonmembers

Keyboard view with Dinner: $620



Keyboard view: $ 45 members/$50 nonmembers

Non-keyboard view: $35 members,/$40 nonmembers

Concert with keyboard view and a dinner: $165


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