Dubbed “one of the world’s most elegant live bands” by The Times (UK), Pink Martini with singer Storm Large and guest Ari Shapiro appears as part of the Schaefer Popular Series at An Appalachian Summer Festival on Monday, July 25 at 8pm. The event will be held at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Appalachian State University.
Thomas Lauderdale founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers. More than twenty years later, the members of Pink Martini continue to perform a stylish and sophisticated blend of jazz, classical, and old-fashioned pop around the world.
Now in its 21st year, Pink Martini and Lauderdale are Oregon’s “musical ambassadors to the world,” performing a multilingual repertoire on concert stages from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl to Royal Albert Hall, and with more than 50 symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas. The band has released nine albums on its own label Heinz Records, most recently “Dream a Little Dream,” a collaboration with The von Trapps.
Ari Shapiro, host of NPR’s All Things Considered, joins Pink Martini as a guest singer at the Schaefer Center performance.
For more information, visit: http://appsummer.org/schedule/id/pink-martini
Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for students and children. To purchase tickets, call or visit the Schaefer Center box office at 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046. Tickets can also be purchased online at appsummer.org.
About An Appalachian Summer Festival:
Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features an eclectic, diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming. An Appalachian Summer Festival began in 1984 as a chamber music series, and retains strong roots in classical music, combined with a variety of other programming geared to almost every artistic taste and preference. Celebrating its 32nd season in 2016, the festival has risen in stature to become one of the nation’s most highly respected summer festivals, acclaimed for the breadth and quality of its artistic programming. With an audience of 27,000, the festival has been named one of the “Top Twenty Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.
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