Pink Martini to make Vietnam debut

Internationally renowned musical ensemble Pink Martini will make their Vietnam debut at Ben Thanh Theater in Ho Chi Minh City on April 3.

The band will join a gala dinner and a charity concert, lending both their talent and charm to raise greater awareness toward underprivileged street children in Vietnam in support for Poussières de vie.

Gala Dinner featuring fine dining and auction of Pink Martini’s valued items will be held at GEM Center, 08 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in District 1 on April 2. It costs VND35 million (US$1,700) for a table of 10 or VND4 million for one person.

The charity concert will take place at Ben Thanh Theater, 06 Mac Dinh Chi Street in District 1 on April 3.

All the income of the 2 special events will be donate for Poussieres De Vie (PdV) which is an independent, values-based non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization helping Vietnam’s most disadvantaged people through funding and managing a variety of projects in Ho Chi Minh City and Kon Tum province.

The performance is part of Pink Martini's Asian tour that will take place in Hong Kong, Singapore, HCM City, Shanghai, Seoul, and Honolulu.

Formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, the band featuring a dozen musicians became a global sensation with its first work Sympathique.

Pink Martini, also the “Little Orchestra” has been gracing stages all over the globe with their vastly multicultural, multilingual reportoire with over 50 symphony orchestras.

The US newspaper JazzTimes said the group is "almost universally considered ‘a fantasy of ageless glamor'" while The Times newspaper of Britain hailed it as "one of the world's most elegant live bands".

By Khac Thi – Translated by Kim Khanh

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