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Pink Martini with singer China Forbes

About This Concert:

You’re invited! Pink Martini and special guests the von Trapps (the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp) mix a fabulous cocktail of swoon-worthy music and multilingual flourishes for a performance that will be the talk of the town.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • China Forbes, lead vocals
  • Pink Martini, ensemble
  • The von Trapps, guest vocals

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • The von Trapps are, as their name suggests, four descendants of the von Trapp Family Singers, the inspiration behind the popular musical and film The Sound of Music.
  • Pianist Thomas Lauderdale formed Pink Martini in 1994 in Portland to play at fundraisers for civil rights, environmental and educational causes.
  • Lauderdale describes Pink Martini as “a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure…if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.”
  • Pink Martini albums feature a wide range of guest singers such as the Von Trapps (yes, the actual great-grandchildren of The Sound of Music’s Captain and Maria von Trapp), the late Phyllis Diller and Rufus Wainwright.
  • They’ve recorded in dozens of languages as varied as Turkish, Japanese, Romanian and Xhosa.
  • Lead singer China Forbes graduated cum laude from Harvard and her original songs have been featured in The Sopranos, The West Wing, Weeds, The L Word, Felicity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
  • NPR describes Pink Martini’s songs as “a globetrotting victory lap…all tackled with cosmopolitan sophistication and the playfulness of pop.”
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Symphony Ball 2018
Live at Orchestra Hall

Pink Martini with singer China Forbes

and special guests the von Trapps with the Minnesota Orchestra

Tickets

1529302994

1520733600

1561443794

Sat Mar 10 2018 8pm

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Fri Mar 9 2018 8pm

Pink Martini | Photo © Chris Hornbecker

Pink Martini | Photo © Chris Hornbecker

About This Concert:

You’re invited! Pink Martini and special guests the von Trapps (the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp) mix a fabulous cocktail of swoon-worthy music and multilingual flourishes for a performance that will be the talk of the town.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • China Forbes, lead vocals
  • Pink Martini, ensemble
  • The von Trapps, guest vocals

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • The von Trapps are, as their name suggests, four descendants of the von Trapp Family Singers, the inspiration behind the popular musical and film The Sound of Music.
  • Pianist Thomas Lauderdale formed Pink Martini in 1994 in Portland to play at fundraisers for civil rights, environmental and educational causes.
  • Lauderdale describes Pink Martini as “a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure…if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.”
  • Pink Martini albums feature a wide range of guest singers such as the Von Trapps (yes, the actual great-grandchildren of The Sound of Music’s Captain and Maria von Trapp), the late Phyllis Diller and Rufus Wainwright.
  • They’ve recorded in dozens of languages as varied as Turkish, Japanese, Romanian and Xhosa.
  • Lead singer China Forbes graduated cum laude from Harvard and her original songs have been featured in The Sopranos, The West Wing, Weeds, The L Word, Felicity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
  • NPR describes Pink Martini’s songs as “a globetrotting victory lap…all tackled with cosmopolitan sophistication and the playfulness of pop.”
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