KALAMAZOO—Pink Martini, which injects a global perspective to its influences of the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s, and '50s, is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11. The band will be joined by The von Trapps, the great grandchildren of Captain and Maria Von Trapp of the "Sound of Music" fame.
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"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," says Thomas Lauderdale, the band's leader and pianist. The band's 12 musicians have studied different languages and styles of music from all over the world in developing their wildly diverse repertoire.
Pink Martini’s newest album, the recently released "Dream a Little Dream," features The von Trapps lifting their voices in concert with Lauderdale's multilingual, globe-trotting arrangements.
Pink Martini with special guests The von Trapps is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer. Tickets are on sale now and range from $30 to $65. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.
A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.
For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-2245.