LITTLE ORCHESTRA Pink Martini Meet the Sydney Orchestra Next Month

The 15-piece 'little orchestra' Pink Martini will bring their infectious blend of classical, jazz, Latin and pop to Sydney when they return to perform three concerts with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House next month.

Described by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale as 'the United Nations meets Breakfast at Tiffany's', the Oregon-based outfit became an overnight sensation when their first single, Sympathique, topped the French charts in 1997. Since then Pink Martini have been touring the world, performing with symphony orchestras and collaborating with artists such as Jimmy Scott, Carol Channing, Jane Powell, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Henri Salvador, Chavela Vargas and Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The DAndy Warhols.

Critical to Pink Martini's ongoing success is lead singer China Forbes' powerful and versatile vocal ability, as well as her ability to fluently sing in over 25 languages including French, Japanese and Arabic. This is displayed on all nine of the band's albums which have achieved global critical acclaim.

Pink Martini have performed with more than 50 different orchestras across the US, Europe and Asia, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Principal Partner Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London. Their music has featured in films and in television shows including The West Wing, The Sopranos, Mr and Mrs Smith and Hitch.

Pink Martini with the SSO

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Thu 15 Sep, 6.30pm

Fri 16 Sep, 8pm

Sat 17 Sep, 8pm

Bookings through Sydney Symphony 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday on 8215 4600 or select your own seat at: www.sydneysymphony.com

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