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SVMoA Concert to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Concerts & Performances

SUMMER CONCERT & 50th Celebration: Pink Martini

featuring China Forbes

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 7:00 PM

Join us in celebration of our 50th birthday at a concert for the community with Portland’s incredible “little orchestra” Pink Martini, featuring China Forbes. The concert will take place Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Sun Valley Pavilion and on the lawn.

Tickets on sale to Members FIRST: Tue, July 6, 10am.
Tickets on sale to general public: Mon, July 12, 10am.


Pink Martini is led by the dynamic and hyperenergetic Thomas Lauderdale. The group’s repertoire is inspired by music from around the world and crosses genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. With 12 musicians onstage and songs performed in 25 languages, Pink Martini has crisscrossed the globe and has played with more than 70 orchestras.

Lauderdale’s co-conspirator in the band is his Harvard classmate China Forbes. A year after starting the band, Lauderdale invited Forbes to join Pink Martini, and they began penning songs together. Since then, Forbes and Lauderdale have co-written many of Pink Martini’s most beloved songs, including “Sympathique,” “Lilly,” “Clementine,” and “Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love.” Forbes’ original song “Hey Eugene” is the title track of Pink Martini’s third album, and many of her songs can also be heard on television and film.

The concert will be a special one, starting with a look back at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ 50 years and a look ahead to SVMoA’s next 50. SVMoA will share memories and birthday cupcakes and asks everyone to come dressed for a party. In keeping with the CDC and state guidance that outdoor events can be held maskless, SVMoA plans to sell all seats in the Pavilion and will not create pods on the lawn for this show.



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Ticket Prices
Tickets on sale to Members FIRST:
Tue, July 6, 10am
Tickets on sale to general public:
Mon, July 12, 10am

Premium Seats in the Pavilion:
$75 member / $85 nonmember

Tier 1 seats (below the walkway):
$45 member / $55 nonmember

Tier 2 seats (above the walkway):
$30 member / $40 nonmember

General Admission Lawn tickets:
$15 member / $25 nonmember

Please note: Listed prices do not reflect taxes or ticketing fees.

CLICK HERE to view seating map