“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.” – Thomas Lauderdale
January 21 at 7:30pm | $47-$67
NOTE: Audience members 12 and older will be required to be fully vaccinated OR show proof of negative Covid-19 test for all performances and public events held indoors. Masks are required to be worn at all times while not actively eating or drinking.
Mike & Sheila Salmon
For sponsorship inquires, contact Alex Haley
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 un-neighborly.
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.