George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 7:30PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

Enjoy a night of sheer fun and foot-stomping tunes from a fan favorite. This all-ukulele ensemble, whose members have performed together for more than 20 years, produces a unique sound without drums, pianos, or electronic trickery. Don’t miss novel interpretations of music from across all genres in a wild musical journey. Expect anything from Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” to Nirvana to ’60s Spaghetti Western scores to go through the ukulele orchestra blender and emerge as an uplifting and thought-provoking show.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALON
Gallery admission is included as part of a dazzling evening of entertainment on select Wednesdays. See the exhibition, hear a live performance, and enjoy a Prosecco reception before the concert and during intermission.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALONS ARE GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY LINDA R. OLSSON, INC., REALTOR.

The Orchestra was formed in 1985 as a bit of fun, but the first gig was an instant sell-out, and they’ve been performing ever since. By 1988 they had released an LP, appeared on BBC TV, played at WOMAD and recorded a BBC Radio 1 session.

The current ensemble has been playing together for over 20 years, and has become something of a national institution.

The Orchestra has given thousands of sold-out concerts across the world, including Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Poland, France, America, Canada, New Zealand and Japan.

They have more recently performed sell-out shows at the Sydney Opera House (2012), The Royal Albert Hall (2009, 2012) and New York’s Carnegie Hall (2010, 2012).

Over the last 29 years, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has spawned hundreds of imitators, and you can now find Ukulele Groups in nearly every major city, indeed, the Orchestra are often blamed for the current Ukulele revival which is sweeping the globe.

The Ukulele Orchestra’s music has been used in films, plays, and commercials, while film clips of the Orchestra’s live concerts and TV appearances on websites such as YouTube have been watched millions of times. Collaborators have included Madness, David Arnold, The British Film Institute, The Ministry of Sound, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) and The Kaiser Chiefs.

 

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Enjoy a night of sheer fun and foot-stomping tunes from a fan favorite. This all-ukulele ensemble, whose members have performed together for more than 20 years, produces a unique sound without drums, pianos, or electronic trickery. Don’t miss novel interpretations of music from across all genres in a wild musical journey. Expect anything from Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” to Nirvana to ’60s Spaghetti Western scores to go through the ukulele orchestra blender and emerge as an uplifting and thought-provoking show.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALON
Gallery admission is included as part of a dazzling evening of entertainment on select Wednesdays. See the exhibition, hear a live performance, and enjoy a Prosecco reception before the concert and during intermission.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALONS ARE GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY LINDA R. OLSSON, INC., REALTOR.

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The Orchestra was formed in 1985 as a bit of fun, but the first gig was an instant sell-out, and they’ve been performing ever since. By 1988 they had released an LP, appeared on BBC TV, played at WOMAD and recorded a BBC Radio 1 session.

The current ensemble has been playing together for over 20 years, and has become something of a national institution.

The Orchestra has given thousands of sold-out concerts across the world, including Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Poland, France, America, Canada, New Zealand and Japan.

They have more recently performed sell-out shows at the Sydney Opera House (2012), The Royal Albert Hall (2009, 2012) and New York’s Carnegie Hall (2010, 2012).

Over the last 29 years, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has spawned hundreds of imitators, and you can now find Ukulele Groups in nearly every major city, indeed, the Orchestra are often blamed for the current Ukulele revival which is sweeping the globe.

The Ukulele Orchestra’s music has been used in films, plays, and commercials, while film clips of the Orchestra’s live concerts and TV appearances on websites such as YouTube have been watched millions of times. Collaborators have included Madness, David Arnold, The British Film Institute, The Ministry of Sound, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) and The Kaiser Chiefs.

 

TICKETS

Reserved Tickets:  $40
No charge to Four Arts Members

Tickets available:
January 15, 2020:
Chairman’s Forum and Benefactors Council members

January 29, 2020:
All Four Arts members

February 6, 2020:
Public

All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.

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