LUCY WOODWARD – Replaces China Forbes in Pink Martini concerts with SF Symphony

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Sean Martinfield
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Vocalist Lucy Woodward will replace China Forbes in Pink Martini’s performances with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall Thursday June 30th, July 1st, and at Flint Center in Cupertino July 2nd. Forbes has withdrawn from the concerts on the advice of her physician, and must take an extended leave of absence from the band to undergo surgery on her vocal cords.

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LUCY WOODWARD

Born in London and raised in New York City, Lucy Woodward’s 2003 debut album led to an international tour and significant press exposure, including a spot on “The Tonight Show.” An award-winning songwriter, Woodward has written and recorded songs for several film soundtracks, including most recently the Golden Globe-winning The Blind Side. Lucy’s second album, Lucy Woodward Is…Hot & Bothered garnered high praise from critics. USA Today called it “a steamy, string-kissed slice of retro British pop by a versatile singer/songwriter.” “Lucy’s a ball, equally appreciable for fans of melodic sing-along baubles and highbrow aficionados of finely honed musical composition. A sonic turnstile that flips through dreamy pop, jazz and bluesy bebop,” Billboard wrote. Last year, Lucy signed with Verve Records, and she rediscovers the big band sounds of the 40s on her third album, titled Hooked!  The record was produced by Tony Visconti (David Bowie, U2) with contributions from Justin Stanley (Nikka Costa, Eric Clapton), Itaal Shur and Tim K.
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NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro, who sings and records with Pink Martini, will also perform with the band at each of the three Bay Area concerts.

The sound of Pink Martini: 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, classical chamber ensemble, Brazilian street band, and Japanese film noir.
The band: an eclectic 12-member “little orchestra.” The Portland, Oregon-based ensemble was created in 1994 by Harvard graduate and classically trained pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale to play at political fundraisers for progressive causes.  Fronted by multilingual and multitalented China Forbes, the group made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival, and has since toured the world to great acclaim. Its latest CD, recorded with the Oregon Symphony, was released last year.

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Ticket exchanges, donations, or requests for refunds or gift certificates may be made through the San Francisco Symphony Patron Services Office by calling 415-864-6000 Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday from noon to 6:00 PM. 

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