Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Thu May 19, 2022 - 7:30 PM
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Arts Commons Presents
TD Jazz
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

It’s an unlikely combination: one band, one concert, 25 languages sung in a style that defies genre and classification. What is it? A band called Pink Martini, founded by Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon over 25 years ago. From its happenstance roots (a no-show act caused Thomas to jump into action) to a decades-long legacy, Pink Martini has practically created a genre for itself, and it’s working.  

“It’s not every night that an audience of teens, parents and grandparents can kick up its heels together in a conga line around the mezzanine at Roy Thomson Hall,” writes the Toronto Star. From the Telegram, “Pink Martini takes the audience on dazzling ride!” 

What’s their secret? To audiences, it’s the joy and energy that Pink Martini brings to every performance. When times are tough and the world is getting you down, Pink Martini is here to give you a reason to smile and move your feet. 

Join Arts Commons Presents and the TD Jazz series and see the unique, the versatile, and the quirky, Pink Martini featuring China Forbes 

 “German, Japanese, Croatian, French, Turkish and Greek…Pink Martini's unlikely multilingual formula still works magnificently.” - The Guardian. 


Part of the TD Jazz series presented by Arts Commons Presents.

The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED Talks to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

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Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.

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