Pink Martini at The Sydney Opera House
More than just some toe-tapping and finger snapping, Pink Martini are a delight to the soul and the US band is coming to The Sydney Opera House for three nights from September 15.
By Benjamen Judd
Originally from Portland, Oregon, (yes, of Portlandia fame) Pink Martini is a 15-piece orchestra that has become a cult hit for their blending of classical, funk, jazz and Latin sounds.
Now, they’ll be bringing that intense rhythm to Australia where they will be teaming with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. For three nights starting on September 15, the ladies and gentleman of Pink Martini will perform a mix of classic songs and original materials, crossing genres and musical styles.
Their first song 'Sympathique' became an overnight sensation in France and remains a mantra ('Je ne veux pas travailler' or 'I don't want to work') for striking French workers.
Since then, they have released nine critically acclaimed studio albums, including a collaboration with the brilliant Japanese pop star Saori Yuki and everyone’s favourite performing family the von Trapps.
If you’re after a night of music that combines the magic of nostalgia with contemporary interpretations, then this is the event you can’t miss.
Pink Martini, joined by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, will perform at The Sydney Opera House for three nights starting September 15.
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