Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes, SVMoA 50th Anniversary Concert

Thu, Aug 26th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

7:00pm - 10:00pm

August 2021

Sun Valley Pavilion

300 Dollar Rd, Sun Valley, ID 83353, USA

(208) 726-9491

Sun Valley Museum of Art (SVMoA) is celebrating its 50th birthday with a concert for the community with Portland’s incredible “little orchestra” Pink Martini, featuring China Forbes. The concert will take place Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Sun Valley Pavilion and on the lawn.

Gates open at 6pm.
At 7pm we’ll begin the festivities for our 50th birthday celebration with Pink Martini featuring China Forbes.

“As The Museum kicks off 50 years of bringing arts to the Wood River Valley, we wanted to bring back a band that exemplifies our commitment to gather the community for world-class arts experiences,” said Kristine Bretall, Director of Performing Arts at SVMoA. “Since 1971, we’ve brought international touring artists as well as introduced musicians who are up and coming, deeply talented, but might not be known to locals. This summer’s musical choices reflect that approach. Pink Martini first played here in 1998 at our Wine Auction picnic when they were beloved in Portland but had little reputation elsewhere. Since then, they’ve returned to Sun Valley twice after becoming a powerhouse on the national and international touring scene.”

Pink Martini is led by the dynamic and hyperenergetic Thomas Lauderdale. The group’s repertoire is inspired by music from around the world and crosses genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. With 12 musicians onstage and songs performed in 25 languages, Pink Martini has crisscrossed the globe and has played with more than 70 orchestras. Says Lauderdale, “We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad and therefore have the incredible diplomatic opportunity to represent a broader, more inclusive America … the America which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world … composed of people of every country, every language, every religion. Except for Native Americans, all of us are immigrants from every country, of every language, of every religion. Pink Martini is a rollicking, around-the-world musical adventure … if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.”













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