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NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently working to reschedule the event described below.

January 15, 2020


Pink Martini concert April 30 in Corvallis to raise funds for da Vinci Days


Contact: Carole Hobrock, Executive Director, da Vinci Days



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CORVALLIS, OR — Pink Martini, featuring lead singer Storm Large, will perform a concert in Corvallis on April 30 to raise funds for da Vinci Days, Oregon’s premier summer festival for science, technology and the arts. Doors will open at 6:30 and the concert will begin at 7:30 pm at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus.


Hailed as a “rollicking, around-the-world musical adventure,” this 12-member orchestra transcends national and musical boundaries. Their captivating sound blends Americana with music from all over the world, thrilling audiences from Sydney to London to Cannes to Cleveland.


Crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 in Portland, Oregon. He wanted to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers supporting causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.


Twenty-five years later, Pink Martini still tours the world, singing in 25 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums and fashion shows. In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.


Tickets for the April 30 concert will go on sale February 6 at Prices will range from $55 to $80. Refreshments will be available for purchase from Block 15 Brewing Company, 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Lumos Wine Company. Ticketholders must be 21 or older.


This spring’s da Vinci Days STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) series will be held on Tuesday evenings, April 7 to May 5, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Corvallis. The summer da Vinci Days festival is scheduled for July 18 at the Benton County Fairgrounds.