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Pink Martini at Kahilu Theatre

August 5, 2016, 9:02 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:28 PM
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Pink Martini courtesy photo.

Pink Martini, “one of the world’s most elegant live bands” (The Times, UK) will return to Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela with their original vocalist, China Forbes, on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.

Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini, performs a multilingual repertoire, drawing inspiration from music all over the world—crossing genres of classical, jazz, Latin and old-fashioned pop.

“The little orchestra” from Portland, Oregon was founded by Thomas Lauderdale in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers, hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike.

Now in its 21st year, Pink Martini and Lauderdale are Oregon’s “musical ambassadors to the world,” performing 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.

“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure…,” said Lauderdale. “If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.”

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Tickets are $125, $95, $50 and $20, available online or by calling the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela.

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This Kahilu Theatre performance is made possible by sponsorship from Ron Meyer and Suli Go, Bob Acree and Joyce Muktarian, Laurie and Jack Goldstein, The Dorrance Family Foundation, Claudia Huntington and Marshall Miller, Karl and Sylvia Hess, David and Elizabeth Sonne, Dr. Marcia Wishnick and Mr. Stanley Wishnick, Kona Brewing Company and The Fairmont Orchid.

For more on Pink Martini, go online.

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