An Evening with Maria Alejandra Rodriguez | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

October 14, 2022
8 PM

The Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth St, Springfield


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The Hoogland Center for the Arts is pleased to present Maria Alejandra Rodriguez in the HCFTA Club Room on October 14 at 8pm.  Maria will be joined by José Gobbo on guitar and Max Beckman on bass  

Maria Alejandra Rodriguez, producer, composer and performer, emigrated from Venezuela several years ago and has been entertaining her audiences, in Spanish, with bossa nova, cha cha and Latin jazz. It is, however, her program of boleros, (the torch like love songs first popularized at the end of 18th century Spain and spread extensively throughout 19th century Cuba) and many originals written by her, that embraces her audience and leaves them asking for more. Maria moves about the stage with the lightness of a gentle fawn exhibiting her solid musicianship that ranges from lyrical and bright to a slow whisper. At times she accompanies her band on a cuatro (a small Venezuelan guitar) with warmth all the while capturing her audience with her first class musicianship and highly expressive charm.