Shaken and Stirred

The San Francisco Symphony breaks out its holiday hooch early this year, with a pop concert featuring global sensation Pink Martini. This sassy ensemble tinkers in genre-defying repertoire, mixing an eclectic set of sounds like Afro-Cuban, dance, jazz, cabaret, and, yes, orchestral pop. The band is a veritable musical melting pot of acclaim and diversity, stirred with a multilingual songbook, and enjoyed by a multicultural, multigenerational following. This event sees the San Francisco return of ingénue China Forbes, who was recovering from emergency throat surgery the last time these two powerhouses performed together (last summer). Fully recovered and working on a new album, Forbes and Pink Martini offer a night of romance, lively entertainment, and even some holiday fun. Who cares if you can't make it to your winter wonderland this holiday season — enjoy a musical staycation with a splash of color.
Thu., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., 2012

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