Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Tickets | Thursday | April 4 | 2013 | 7:30 P.M.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the ukulele.

A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping celebration of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies. There are no drums, pianos, backing tracks or banjos, no pitch shifters or electronic trickery.Only an astonishing revelation of the rich palette of orchestration afforded by ukuleles and singing (and a bit of whistling). Audiences have a good time with the Ukulele Orchestra. Going from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western soundtracks, the Orchestra takes us on “a world tour with only hand luggage” and gives the listener “One Plucking Thing After Another.”

Audience Participation Piece

UOGB have picked “Relentlessly in C,” which is, a gentle spoof of Terry Riley’s famous “first piece of American minimalist music” called “In C.”
If you own a Ukulele please bring it to the
concert and play along.

The music and notes can be found here.

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Links

www.ukuleleorchestra.com

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