Pink Martini Returns

Photo by Chris Hornbecker

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Fri., March 17, 8 p.m., Sat., March 18, 8 p.m. and Sun., March 19, 7:30 p.m. 2017
$40 to $150

Location Info:

Jones Hall
615 Louisiana
South Houston, TX  77587-3118
713-227-3974
When NPR’s All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro was growing up in Portland, Oregon, he had no idea that his friendship with a local band would blossom into a full-fledged, multi decade relationship. Yet, years later, the journalist has recorded songs with the band and serves as guest entertainer in Houston Symphony’s presentation of Pink Martini Returns, a night of genre-bending, multilingual music, including “Sympathique,” “City of Night,” “Brazil” and songs from Pink Martini’s newly released album, Je Dis Oui!, all backed by conductor Steven Reineke and the symphony. Shapiro says, “Pink Martini is pretty symphonic as is, but when you have an entire wall of horns and a huge string section, it’s just a different experience. You can layer the orchestrations in a richer way than if it were just the dozen musicians by themselves.”

8 p.m. Saturday. Also 8 p.m. March 17, 7:30 p.m. March 19. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $40 to $150.

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