Pink Martini at Millennium Park

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.

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  • Marianne

    It was a great concert. Glad I'm not the only one that could not find the group. I approached about 5 groups in the NE area of the grass and none were the Meetup so I thought I'd better stop bothering folks and enjoy the concert. Afterward tried looking again and found another Meetup , by their sign. Oh well, maybe next time I'll find the right group. I'm not high tech enough to be connected to the Internet so maybe a phone # would be a good thing next time and a large enough Meetup Sign for folks to find. That's how I found the other group. I like Pam's suggestion too about the organizer holding up the sign every so often for folks to find.

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing one.. .bad I can't find any one :(

    1 · June 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Concert was great, but poorly organized Meetup.

      1 · June 20, 2013

    • Josh

      Next time I will propose, for those that can come earlier, that we meet at the food stand across the sidewalk adjacent to where we will be sitting.

      June 20, 2013

  • Pam

    Concert was great.
    Going forward, what about counting the vertical metal pillars on the side and giving a location like : 4th pillar from the front, middle right. And whoever is the organizer and who is attending, find a piece of cardboard like the street people use and use a Sharpie to write MU. Organizer's duty would be to stand up and hold sign at 10 minute intervals or something. That way we could meet each other.

    That being said, I have attended smaller functions and it is pretty easy to find the MU group, so this may be a Pritzker thing

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Myroslav S.

    It was an amazing event.

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent

    June 20, 2013

  • Takis

    great!

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing!

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Terrific concert. Thanks Josh for such easy directions to finding you. You were right where you said you would be; great spot.

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sitting in the middle. Crowded, no kidding. Need to meet about an hour before popular performances.

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Josh

    Very, very crowded! Have a small spot 10 feet from east wall just where the wall ends

    June 19, 2013

    • Maggie

      I'm waiting in NE corner of Michgan and Washington but no one is here.

      June 19, 2013

  • Diane F.

    Forgot I have a previous engagement.

    June 18, 2013

  • Marianne

    Have plans for the Jazz Showcase on the 19th but plan to come downtown early to catch the first hour or so of this performance. We are blessed in Chicago with so many great music offerings! :-)

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love music

    June 18, 2013

  • Pam

    Emily makes a good point. Absent a balloon, how bout we each wear something Pink. Easier for the gals than the guys, I know. I will recognize 1 or 2 of the guys who have responded, though so we should be able to work this out.

    June 17, 2013

  • Caroline

    I agree with Emily. Maybe we could have a sign or balloon to help with the location. Or a cell to call when we get to the park.

    June 17, 2013

  • Pam

    My daughter introduced me to this on Pandora. Wow.

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry about the opening rain out. Let's hope the next event is blessed with better weather.

    1 · June 12, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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