- And The Curtain Rises
- A Play For Every Year
- Opera and Ballet Open With Haydn
- Pink Martini and Their New Album
- Back Again After 20 Years: The Yellowjackets
- 40 Writers, 40 Neighborhoods, 40 Books
- Left, Right, Front, Center: Books
- Like a Fairy Tale...
- A Centennial Tale
- Mario Levi’s Istanbul
- The Big Fish Don’t Eat The Little Fish
- Agenda November 09
- Extracts From Herta Müller
- A Passionate Collector For 32 Years
- Autumn Strolls
- Elif Bebek, Turkey’s Doll
- Turkish Airlines Offering Joint Flights With Asiana Airlines
- Turkish Airlines In Isparta
- Turkish Airlines Ankara-Izmir Flights Get Under Way
- Start Of Turkish Airlines 2009-2010 Winter Timetable
- Turkish Airlines Logo In Copenhagen
- Liquid Restrictions On Hand Luggage
- Buy From Opet and Earn Miles
- Corporate Travel Solutions From Turkish Airlines
- Turkish Airlines Remembers Ferid Alnar
- TRT’s Tourısm And Documentary Venture
- Associate Consuls Of The World Gather In Izmir
Pink Martini and Their New Album
Winning hearts around the world with ‘Sympathique’ and ‘Hang on Little Tomato’, Pink Martini just released their new album.
Pianist and composer Thomas M. Lauderdale told us about his group’s latest album, ‘Splendor in the Grass’, which he describes as being ‘out in the street, participating in the world.’ For more, don’t miss the ‘Pink Martini’ concert at İş Sanat on November 24.
From which dusty shelf did you take the songs for ‘Splendor in the Grass’?
There are nine original songs and four covers on the album. One of the most special songs is one we recorded with the legendary Mexican singer Chavela Vargas and covered with an old Agustin Lara song, ‘Piensa En Mi’. It’s extraordinary. China sings Joe Raposo’s famous ‘Sing’ in a multi-lingual version. There’s also a song by Italian show star Rafaella Cara on the album. We want everybody to discover these old songs again.
You’ve given a dozen concerts in Istanbul. Do you visit all cities this often, or is Istanbul special?
We first came to Istanbul for the 2001 Jazz Festival and gave a concert we’ve never forgotten. We love this city, and the audience knows our music. We’re also good friends with the team we work with here.