- Talma Gotteiner
"Pink Martini" is Back! Featuring China Forbes and Storm Large
Updated: Jul 19, 2022
The postmodern Jukebox band that plays in multiple styles and languages with a retro sound stamp is back in Israel in a large and invested production with two huge singers, China Forbes and Storm Large, and a dozen musicians with songs in over 25 languages.
"Pink Martini" performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras across Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and North and South America.
The band performed in Israel in 2019 and won much praise and enthusiasm from the audience and music critics.
WHEN: A single show on July 18, 2022, at Hangar 11, Tel-Aviv Port
Production: EGOeast Productions and Music Business
"Pink Martini" has 11 musicians led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale and the mighty soloist Storm Large. Their music crosses genres and ranges from Old Fashion Pop, Jazz, Latin, Classical, and in several languages, including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Hebrew.
"Pink Martini" first performed in Europe at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 conducted by Norman Leiden. Since then, the band has continued to play with over 70 orchestras around the world, including multiple collaborations with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
Their first single "Sympathique" ("Je ne veux pas travailler") was released in 1995 and became an overnight sensation in France and was even nominated for the Song of the Year award.
"Je ne veux pas travailler" (“ I do not want to work ”) was said as a mantra by the striking workers in France.
In 2014, their eighth album "Dream A little Dream Of Me" was released, which included a charming cover in Hebrew of the song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the Kindergarten" and a collaboration with the band "The Von Trapps" (descendants of the family on which the musical and film "The Sound of Music" is based). Their joint performance gained great exposure and the album premiered in Billboard music magazine.
Today, they sing in 25 languages and perform non-stop. The orchestra has performed around the world in opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums, and fashion shows of leading designers such as Albert Elbaz, and has collaborated on stage with over 50 symphony orchestras from around the world. In 2014, "Pink Martini" was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
In 2016, the ninth studio album "Je dis oui!" was released, boasting 15 songs in eight languages, and included collaborations with Rufus Wainwright, China Forbes, Storm Large, fashion guru Ikram Goldman, and civil rights leader Kathleen Saadat.
July 18, 2022, Hangar 11 Tel Aviv
Ticket prices - starting from 199 NIS
Purchase tickets on the Leaan website or by phone *8780.
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