Storm Large of Pink Martini: The Crazy Arc of Love

StormLarge3(c)LauraDomelaSunday, July 5, 2015
7:30 pm
Tickets $68-$12
Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

“Sensational!” – The New York Times. “An intoxicating and un-missable cocktail of power and vulnerability” – The Times of London

Well-known as the lead singer of Pink Martini, Storm Large’s remarkable voice has sold out the Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and Carnegie Hall. Storm and her band join the orchestra in covering standards from the Great American Songbook all the way to modern classics and popular hits.

Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton.

She debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold out performances each year thereafter. Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut in May 2013, singing Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music festival. The NY Times called her “sensational,” and the classical music world instantly had a new star.  Last year, Storm made her debut with The New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, The Cincinnati Symphony, The Houston Symphony and The RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin amongst others.

She and her band Le Bonheur recently released a record designed to capture their sublime and subversive interpretations of the American Songbook. Entitled simply, “Le Bonheur” and released on Pink Martini’s, Heinz Records, the recording is a collection of tortured and titillating love songs; beautiful, familiar, yet twisted…much like the lady herself.

Join us for a Special Pre-Show with Taylor Bowyn

IMG_3481Taylor Bowyn is a powerhouse vocalist and composer whose soul inspired sound is familiar yet uniquely her own. Her conservatory training provides us with complex arrangements and refreshingly evocative lyrics that transcend contemporary music expectations. She is a young artist who reminds us why pop music matters.