Pink Martini, "a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure" drawing on classical, jazz, Latin music and "old-fashioned pop," is coming to St. Louis to perform at 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 21 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
Formed in 1994 in Portland, OR by pianist and bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, the group (pictured) is fronted by singer China Forbes and has released seven albums, the most of recent of which, Dream A Little Dream, came out in 2014.
They've toured extensively throughout the US and internationally, but will be making their St. Louis debut with their performance at The Sheldon, which is being co-produced by cabaret impresarios The Presenters Dolan.
Singer Storm Large, who sometimes substitutes for Forbes as Pink Martini's frontwoman, has performed in St. Louis a couple of times for the Gaslight Cabaret Festival, also a Dolan production, and that connection helped bring about the band's St. Louis performance, said The Sheldon's Chris Peimann.
Tickets for Pink Martini are $44 for orchestra seats, $38 for the balcony, and will go on sale to the public at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, December 18 via MetroTix outlets, the Sheldon's website, and by phone at 314-534-1111.
There also will be an online-only pre-sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, December 17. To access the pre-sale, go to the Metrotix website and when prompted for a promotional code, enter MARTINI15.
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