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Tickets: $85, $59, $49, $39, $29 | Limit 8 tickets per billing address
Pink Martini is turning 25, and invites fans to come celebrate the milestone on their Silver Jubilee tour this fall! Lead by the gorgeous vocals of China Forbes, Portland’s “little orchestra” will be performing songs from throughout their nine studio album career. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – bandleader and pianist Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks. A quarter century later, Pink Martini is still creating beautiful music and still touring the world, singing in 25 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals,
museums and fashion shows.
For this tour, the band will also be joined by international singing sensation, crowd-surfing tragi-comedienne and queen of Chanson, Meow Meow. She will perform a handful from the recently released Hotel Amour, backed by Pink Martini. Hotel Amour is the long-awaited collaboration between Meow Meow and Thomas Lauderdale, Pink Martini’s beloved founder and bandleader. These two friends have performed and composed together across the globe for years, from the backstreet bars of Berlin to the glamorous stage of the Sydney Opera House, from London's legendary Royal Albert Hall to Mary’ Club, Portland Oregon’s legendary strip club. In the fashion that Pink Martini fans have come to know and love, Hotel Amour features several original songs destined to be classics, alongside exquisite journeys into the French, German and Shanghainese canon of the 20th century, with alluring tastes of the 1920s and 30s, bittersweet
tragedy, humor, politics, witty wicked Weimar, and aching French torch song, only adding to the genre-defying, era and globe-spanning journey that is any Pink Martini concert.
Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts