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Pink Martini Holiday Concerts Go Virtual

By Charlotte Robinson, December 03, 2020

The fabulous band Pink Martini has announced their first ever streaming concerts “Home for the Holidays” to debut December 17th & “Good Riddance 2020” to debut December 31st. Both programs were filmed at the band’s World Headquarters in downtown Portland in front of the band’s 35-foot Christmas tree. With the band on long-term hiatus due to the global pandemic it was important for bandleader Thomas Lauderdale to find a new way to bring some holiday joy to the band’s global fan base. Lauderdale stated, “I love the holidays & all of the music that goes with the season. Our goal has always been to make inclusive holiday music that can be played anywhere in the world & this year we’re bringing that spirit right into your living rooms.” These brand new concerts feature holiday classics new & old alongside fan favorite Pink Martini songs. Bandleader Lauderdale will anchor the concerts from the piano with lead singer China Forbes at the microphone. Additional special guests appearing on one or both concerts include co-lead singer Storm Large, NPR’s Ari Shapiro, regular guest vocalists Edna Vazquez, Jimmie Herrod, Sofia von Trapp & Cantor Ida Rae Cahana. Pink Martini has partnered with the online concert presenter Our Concerts Live to bring both concerts directly to fans on their TVs, computers & phones. Though the shows are recorded in advance members of the band will be on hand live for chat & commentary during each concert’s debut broadcast & the shows will also be available to ticket-buyers to stream for a limited time after each premiere for those fans who need a more flexible viewing schedule. WATCH TRAILER

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