The internationally acclaimed Pink Martini reunites with Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra, bringing their unique blend of classical, jazz, and pop sounds to the stage.
Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras around the world. They made their orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with more than 25 orchestras around the world and has appeared at the grand opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall (so they should feel right at home at the Frank Gehry designed Pritzker Pavilion); two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall; the opening party of the remodeled Museum of Modern Art in New York City; and the Governor’s Ball at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008.
Pink Martini’s debut album, Sympathique, was released independently in 1997 on the band’s own Heinz Records label (named after Lauderdale’s dog), followed by Hang On Little Tomato in 2004, Hey Eugene! in 2007 and Splendor in the Grass in 2009. In 2011 the band released A Retrospective, a collection of the most beloved songs spanning their sixteen-year career. Pink Martini first appeared at the Grant Park Music Festival in 2010.
Wine consumption is allowed during the concert, so I would encourage everyone to bring a bottle, or two! A little nosh with the wine is also nice. Don't forget Fireworks launch following the concert, several of us are planning on heading over to Navy Pier to watch the show.