Gustavo Romero to play four concerts in ode to Debussy, Gershwin


Each summer pianist Gustavo Romero chooses composers to study in depth, sharing the full range of their artistry at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Summer Festival.

This year’s 14th annual event, July 8-29, will include a four-part series, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy, and celebrating George Gershwin.

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.

Dinners are offered after each concert in private homes or at the Athenaeum. Concerts begin at 4 p.m. at The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive.

Tickets are priced for just the concerts, the series or the series with dinners at

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