Video: Pink Martini Team With The von Trapp Family For Dream A Little Dream

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Eclectic, genre-bending Portland band Pink Martini have teamed with Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August von Trapp – the grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp from The Sound Of Music— for a collaborative album, out now on Heinz Records. Dubbed Dream a Little Dream, it marks the first major international release for the von Trapp grand kids, and mixes old chestnuts (“Dream a Little Dream,” “Fernando,” “Lonely Goatherd,” “Edelweiss,”) with songs from faraway countries like China and Rwanda, plus three original tunes from August von Trapp.

The album also boasts appearances from Wayne Newton, The Chieftains, Jack Hanna and Charmian Carr, who portrayed Liesl in The Sound of Music film.

Check out the video below, which explains how the project came together. You can catch Pink Martini and the von Trapps on tour together now — dates are below.

PINK MARTINI CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

*with singer China Forbes and The von Trapps
†with singer China Forbes and the Oregon Symphony

March 4 /// Milwaukee, WI /// The Pabst Theater*
March 5 /// St. Paul, MN /// Fitzgerald Theater*
March 6 /// Madison, WI /// Capitol Theater*
March 7 /// Chicago, IL /// Symphony Center*
March 8 /// Cedar Rapids, IA /// Paramount Theatre*
March 9 /// Davenport, IA /// Adler Theatre*
March 11 /// Kalamazoo, MI /// Miller Auditorium*
March 13 /// Nashville, TN /// War Memorial Auditorium*
March 14 /// Goshen, IN /// Goshen College*
March 15 /// Cleveland, OH /// Masonic Auditorium*
March 16 /// Athens, OH /// Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Auditorium*
March 20 /// Greenville, SC /// The Peace Center*
March 21 /// Jacksonville, FL /// Florida Theatre Jacksonville*
March 22 /// Key Largo, FL /// Ocean Reef Cultural Center*
March 23 /// Tampa, FL /// Ferguson Hall*
March 25 /// West Palm Beach, FL /// Kravis Center*
March 26 /// Miami, FL /// Knight Concert Hall–Adrienne Arsht PAC*
March 27 /// New Orleans, LA /// Civic Theatre*
March 29 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Civic Center Music Hall*
March 30 /// Austin, TX /// ACL Live at The Moody Theater*
March 31 /// Dallas, TX /// AT&T Performing Arts Center*
April 11-13 /// Portland, OR /// Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall†
April 15 /// Bellingham, WA /// Mount Baker Theatre*
April 16 /// Olympia, WA /// The Washington Center*
April 17 /// Edmonds, WA /// Edmonds Center for the Arts*
April 18 /// Tacoma, WA /// Pantages Theater*