Friday Night Classics: Pink Martini “The Symphonique Tour”

Friday 14 October 2011 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121-780 3333

Pink Martini draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s or ’50s… with a more global perspective. At one moment, you feel like you’re in the middle of a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, and in the next moment, you’re in a French music hall of the 1930s or a palazzo in Napoli. It’s a bit like an urban musical travelogue.”

That’s how Pink Martini’s founder and pianist Thomas Lauderdale describes their unique brand of tuneful eclectic nostalgia. Pink Martini have become a truly international sensation: from multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, to opening the Sydney Festival in Australia, to sell-out shows at Carnegie Hall. Sit back for a truly feel-good Friday evening, as this globally popular band joins the CBSO for one night only featuring the songs Amado Mio, Sympathique, Malagueña, Bolero, Brasil and more!

“Pink Martini are on a mission to bring back romance and beauty.”(The Telegraph)

“A mix of the exotic and the nostalgic” (Sunday Times)

Listen to Pink Martini (with guest singer Storm Large) below.

£10, £17, £24, £29.50, £33, £37, £39.50

Please note that, due to ill health, vocalist China Forbes will be replaced by the fabulous Storm Large for ‘The Symphonique Tour’.

Thomas Lauderdale says of Storm: ‘I always hoped we could find a way to collaborate. She is a brilliant, beautiful, charismatic and seductive star who would give Jayne Mansfield a run for her money. While we are disappointed that China is unable to perform with us, I am delighted be able to introduce Storm Large to European audiences.’

Click here to read more.

Review by Paul Marston, BehindTheArras:

http://behindthearras.com/perform.html#Pink

“THIS was an intoxicating concert featuring the remarkable 12-piece American band, Pink Martini, supported by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and performing music from around the globe.”     […]

[…]     “There were wonderful individual contributions, too, from Gavin Bondy (trumpet), Timothy Nishimoto (vocals and percussion), Nicholas Crosa (violin) and Jeffrey Budin (trombone), but Storm Large (sporting a shoulder-to-shoulder tattoo on her back) was the undoubted star of a great concert.”

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