Fast Rising Vocalist Storm Large to appear in Newport to benefit the Newport Symphony Orchestra.
The Newport Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that renowned vocalist Storm Large, who appears frequently with Portland-based band Pink Martini, will be appearing with her band for two performances at the Newport Performing Arts Center next month.
The concerts, the proceeds of which will benefit the symphony, will be Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22, both at 7:30 pm. The symphony itself will not perform these concerts.
Storm Large shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, she built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day.
Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s George Clinton.
Large debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold out performances each year thereafter. Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut in May 2013, singing Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music festival. The NY Times called her “sensational,” and the classical music world instantly had a new star.
Tickets for these benefit performances will be $50, and will go on sale at the PAC box office on August 24. Tickets can be purchased in person, by phone at (541) 265-2787, or online at www.newportsymphony.org. For more information, call the symphony office at (541) 574-0614.