Athenaeum Library concerts summer fest series

The Athenaeum's 20th Annual Summer Festival

2018 Gustavo Romero Plays His Favorites


Sundays, July 2018

July 1, 8, 15 & 22

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 20th Annual Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts, will feature a selection of works Gustavo has played in Summer Festival concerts over the last 19 years, including works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Scarlatti, Schubert, and Schumann. The festival will be set in the intimate Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room of the Athenaeum.


For 19 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 19 years or have yet to experience the wonder of this artist—who plays from memory—you will not want to miss our upcoming 20th 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. 


Bach, Haydn, Schumann, Gade, Mendelsshon, Ravel, Debussy, Rachmaninoff July 1

Debussy, Mozart, Gershwin July 8

Scarlatti, Brahms, Debussy, Albeniz, Liszt July 15

Schubert, Debussy, Chopin July 22


Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Room

1008 Wall Street

La Jolla, CA 92037





Series tickets: $152 members/$172 nonmembers

Series with Dinner: $620



Single tickets: $40 members/$45 nonmembers

Single ticket with dinner: $165


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