Somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brasilian marching street band and Japanese film noir is the 12-piece Pink Martini.
Part language lesson, part Hollywood musical, the Portland, Oregon-based ‘little orchestra’ was created in 1994 in Portland, Oregon by Harvard graduate and classically trained pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale to play at political fundraisers for progressive causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, clean water, and public broadcasting. The group made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival and in the years following went on to tour throughout Europe (including France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland and Monte Carlo), Greece, Turkey, Taiwan, Lebanon and the United States.
Opending Act scheduled: Bird York
Kathleen "bird" York is the Oscar nominated singer/songwriter of the theme
to the Oscar winner for Best Picture this year, Crash. Bird's song, The Deep, was
nominated for an Oscar and she performed it live at the Oscars.
Official Website: http://www.ste-michelle.com/Sub_Concerts.cfm