Pink Martini will stop in Wickenburg on its 12-city “Tons of Tinsel” tour to spread holiday cheer.
Appearing 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, the group features more than a dozen musicians, crossing the genres of classical, jazz, Latin and old-fashioned pop.
The show will include Christmas carols like “We Three Kings” and “White Christmas,” alongside globe-trotting tunes like “Talj, Talj,” which translates to “Snow, Snow.”
Under the musical direction of pianist Thomas Lauderdale and featuring the lead vocals of China Forbes, Pink Martini is comprised of musicians playing trumpet, violin, bass and percussion, to name a few instruments.
This concert will also spotlight special guest vocalists Edna Vazquez and Jimmie Herrod.
Pink Martini is described by Lauderdale as, “a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure ... If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.”
Pink Martini sold out its past three appearances at the Webb Center. Stephanie Fornoff, director of marketing and box office operations for the theater, said she is excited to welcome the group back for another spirited performance.
“The music they make is so joyous and festive; it gets everyone tapping their toes and swaying to the rhythm,” Fornoff said. “You just can’t beat that type of cheerful energy especially right before Christmas.”
Tickets start at $70 for adults and are $5 for those 18 and younger.
Tickets are available at dewpac.org or by calling the Webb Center box office at 928-684-6624.