Pink Mar­tini Con­cert 2018 Date: Venue:

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - GOINGS ON -

Oct 26 — 7:30 pm

Bei­jing Tian­qiao Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre

In 1994 in his home­town of Port­land, Ore­gon,

Thomas Laud­erdale was work­ing in pol­i­tics, think­ing that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager politi­cians-in-train­ing, he went to ev­ery po­lit­i­cal fundraiser un­der the sun … but was dis­mayed to find the mu­sic at these events un­der­whelm­ing, lack­lus­ter, loud and un­neigh­borly. Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from mu­sic from all over the world — cross­ing gen­res of clas­si­cal, jazz and old-fash­ioned pop — and hop­ing to ap­peal to con­ser­va­tives and lib­er­als alike, he founded the “lit­tle orches­tra” Pink Mar­tini in 1994 to pro­vide more beau­ti­ful and in­clu­sive mu­si­cal sound­tracks for po­lit­i­cal fundrais­ers for causes such as civil rights, af­ford­able hous­ing, the en­vi­ron­ment, li­braries, pub­lic broad­cast­ing, ed­u­ca­tion, and parks. Fea­tur­ing a dozen mu­si­cians, Pink Mar­tini per­forms its mul­ti­lin­gual reper­toire on con­cert stages and with sym­phony or­ches­tras through­out Europe and Aisa.

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