The American band Pink Martini returns to Bucharest on October 15th to perform a concert at the Palace Hall.
The band Pink Martini, which is a charming mix of musical and world music, returns for a new performance at the Palace Hall on October 15. With the sensational Storm Large again at the anchor and Thomas Lauderdale (piano), the fans can expect a great concert, just as Pink Martini has always had in Bucharest. The show is organized by Events and the access to the hall will be allowed starting 19.00 hours. The show starts at 20.00.
They are the gems’ hunters among the songs that do not deserve to be forgotten. They are getting inspired from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 40’s – 50’s and they call themselves musical archeologists, because they are digging through past, dusty records and rediscover great songs. A small orchestra of good cheer, Pink Martini have performed on almost all the stages around the world, in almost all languages.
The best “musical Martini” seduces its audience year after year with its “vintage music”, as the critics and the journalists worldwide named it. From classical sounds or Latin rhythms, to Romanian songs or world famous soundtracks, Pink Martini is singing the music of the world: “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas”, “Sympathique”, “Donde Estas Yolanda?”, “Una Notte a Napoli”, “Let’s Never Stop Falling In Love” and “Hang On Little Tomato”.
They made it a habit to perform their concerts in Romania, not only in the capital, sold out. Last year, when in Bucharest also at Events’ invitation, they sang for the first time in Romanian, in front of a full hall, a cover of the song “Until I didn’t love you” by Maria Tanase. “I can sing in 14 languages, but Romanian is one of the most beautiful languages I heard,” Storm Large told the more than 4,000 fans then present at the concert, who were staning up applauding her.
Pianist Thomas Lauderdale was the one who founded the band in 1994 when he was a student at Harvard. There he met China Forbes, “the Pink Martini diva”, and the rehearsals in the dorm – Verdi and Puccini performed by Forbes and accompanied by piano by Lauderdale – represented the beginning of the collaboration between the two.
The first song of the band, “Sympathique (Je ne veux pas travailler)”, became instantly a hit in France and gave the name of the first Pink Martini album. Released in 1997, “Sympathique” received the platinum disc in France and the gold one in Switzerland, Greece and Turkey. The success was confirmed seven years later by their second album, “Hang on Little Tomato”, awarded in Germany, France, Canada, Greece and Turkey. “Hey Eugene!”, the third discographic appearance signed by Pink Martini offers the listener a journey around the world, an “archaeological study of music, combining melodies and rhythms from different parts of the globe in order to create a modern sound,” according to Thomas Lauderdale.
The tickets can be purchased online on eventim.ro, or though Eventim network (Germanos stores, Vodafone, Orange, Domo, Humanitas bookstores, Carturesti bookshps).