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Somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brazilian marching street band and Japanese film noir is the 12-piece Pink Martini.
Part language lesson, part Hollywood musical, the Portland, Oregon-based ‘little orchestra’ was created in 1994 by Harvard graduate and classically trained pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale. Equally at home performing its romantic, multi-lingual repertoire on concert stages and in smoky bars, Pink Martini draws a wildly diverse crowd.
Tonight’s show features original Pink Martini vocalist China Forbes and support from very special guests The von Trapps, the great grandchildren of Maria and Georg von Trapp of Sound of Music fame.
“Classy, charming, sexy, elegant, sophisticated, take your pick to describe the globe-trotting eclectic mix that is Pink Martini.” The Sun
“Pink Martini are on a mission to bring back romance and beauty.” Daily Telegraph