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Pink Martini: Shaken & Stirred
Friday, August 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm • Orpheum Theatre
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.”