Dream a Little Dream is an understatement. A world where adults ride scooters, the great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp make schnitzel, and sing-a-longs pop up at every party seems like a dream, but this fantastical world is alive and sparkling on the new full length album collaboration between Pink Martini and The von Trapps, available everywhere March 4, 2014!
Two years ago, Sofia, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp came to Portland to perform with the Oregon Symphony, and soon thereafter were drawn into the orbit of Thomas Lauderdale. Thomas, who believes The Sound of Music was the last great American film, found these real-life descendents of that legendary family to be as magical as the movie itself, and it didn’t take long until The von Trapps had moved to Portland and cultivated a lasting bond with Thomas and Pink Martini.
This spring we are pleased to present Dream a Little Dream, the culmination of this collaboration. The album features the crystalline four-part harmonies of the singing siblings, guest appearances by such eminent and diverse talents as The Chieftains and Wayne Newton(!), and arrangements by Thomas Lauderdale, all backed by your favorite “little orchestra”. It is a playful, fresh, and lovely trek around the world. We can’t wait for you to hear it.
Click here to order Dream a Little Dream.
Pink Martini will be on tour with The von Trapps in Costa Mesa on January 23 – 25, and then touring across America in celebration of the new album starting on February 28. Please join us in a town near you! Visit www.pinkmartini.com/shows for more details.