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Fri. August 17th 2012 The Orpheum (All Ages)
8:00pm - 10:30pm
A: adult/student/sr $79 B: adult/student/sr $64 C: adult/student/sr $49 D: adult/student/sr $34
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Presented by: MusicFest Vancouver
Dress up for a grand night of seriously cool music as Pink Martini brings its lush ‘60s technicolor sound to a hot Vancouver summer night! The thirteen members of Pink Martini offer a highly polished blend of multilingual musical virtuosity in a combination of class and kitsch, swooning nostalgia, and deliriously romantic melodies to delight you. Pink Martini draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s or ‘50s with a more global perspective. Like musical archeologists digging through scores and recordings of years past, Pink Martini rediscovers beautiful songs – bridging the divide between high brow and pop culture.

“If the United Nations had a house band in 1962,” says Pink Martini’s bandleader and pianist, Thomas Lauderdale, “then hopefully we’d be that band.”


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Pink Martini

Somewhere between a 1930’s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brazilian marching street band and Japanese film noir is the 12-piece Pink Martini. Equally at home performing its romantic, multi-lingual repertoire on concert stages and in smoky bars, Pink Martini draws a wildly diverse crowd. The ensemble performs songs in... more info