Woodbine Productions proudly announces its 2014–2015 concert series. A project of the SDSU Foundation, the Woodbine Productions concert series is fully underwritten by an anonymous benefactor allowing every dollar of every ticket sold to a Woodbine concert to go directly to the SDSU music scholarship fund. Since its inception, the series has presented an eclectic variety of entertainment ranging from artists including Patti LuPone, Doc Severinsen, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Frankie Avalon, Aaron Neville, The Tenors, The Dukes of Dixieland, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, violin virtuoso Mark O'Connor, Home Free, The Five Browns, Canadian Brass, Broadway stars Gavin Lee and Emily Harvey, Rhythmic Circus, Sir James Galway, and John Tesh.
Concert ticketing information will be announced through local media outlets. For more information, contact the SDSU Music Department at 605.688.5188.
Guitars on Fire: The Alex Fox Band
Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alex Fox received a well rounded musical education in his native Argentina with great masters in guitar, harmony, and conducting. Music has always occupied his life - at age six he began piano lessons and soon moved on to classical guitar. As a teenager Alex Fox received a scholarship to train with the director of the Teatro Colon Symphony Orchestra in Buenos Aires. It was at the Teatro Colon where he learned to conduct and write his own compositions and began to earn a living teaching music and playing in his own band.
While living in Argentina, Alex Fox studied a wide variety of music and considers his influences to be the great classical-guitarist Andres Segovia, the lyrics and pop music of the Beatles, the flamenco sounds of Paco de Lucia, the rumba rhythms of Gipsy Kings, and the Brazilian music of Carlos Jobim.
Alex Fox established his credentials as a composer, showman, and independent recording artist, performing for many years at one of Miami’s most popular locations: The Art Deco District in South Beach. He has successfully created an exciting and unique musical style, a blend of classical rumba and flamenco rhythms with a Mediterranean flair, and has produced eight CDs of original music that are currently out in the national and international market.
He has performed with, and for, many famous musicians. He has recorded with Julio Iglesias and opened for many headliners including Tito Puente and The Eagles. He has made several appearances on American TV and film (Good Morning L.A., channel 4, America’s Most Wanted, QVC, The Holy Man, etc.), on Spanish TV (Cristina, Sabado Gigante, La Cosa Nostra, Control, etc.), and performed several times on European and Mid-Eastern MTV. Furthermore, and for many years now, he has been a preferred host at the Cannes musical scene.
The Peking Acrobats
Monday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.
For the last 30 years, THE PEKING ACROBATS® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; they are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. They push the envelope of human possibility with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats, showcasing tremendous skill and ability. They are masters of agility and grace. Often accompanied by live musicians skillfully playing traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects that coalesce with the music and awe-inspiring feats to create an exuberant entertainment event featuring all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival! With their 2016 North American Tour, THE PEKING ACROBATS celebrate 30 years of awesome entertainment with their fans, young and old, in the Year of the Monkey!
The Real Group
Monday, April 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
The Real Group is a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden that has been in constant development since their formation 28 years ago.
With the voice as their sole instrument they have created a unique musical expression in the field combining jazz, pop, and Nordic European choral music. They are, without argument, one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today.
ATheir combination of harmonic perfection and personal touch has made their music accessible to both the a cappella novice and the most discerning ear. They have a unique sound and style that has developed through compositions and arrangements written by the group’s members.
AThe Real Group has released 17 compact discs since their inception. The group was featured during the opening of the Fifa World Cup in South Korea and Japan. They are often asked to perform at prestigious official events such as for the Swedish queen’s birthday, where they performed the Abba classic, “Dancing Queen” with Ann- Frid Lyngstad. They are also the artistic directors of two vocal group festivals: The Real A Cappella Festival in Sweden, and Amazing Voice in South Korea. Most recently the group has toured as ambassadors for the charity Star for Life.