The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Open to the Public
Apr 20, 2023 , 7:30pm
Weill Hall
Green Music Center
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An original musical ensemble featuring only ukuleles of various sizes and registers, accompanied by just the natural voices of the performers, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are best known for playing versions of famous rock songs and film themes, sometimes changing these so that the expectations of the audience are subverted. Sometimes a rock song will be changed into a jazz idiom, or sometimes several songs which are known from different genres are combined in one “soup of contrasts.”

When The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain began in 1985, the public opinion was that an orchestra consisting entirely of ukuleles in different sizes was a strange concept. Today, after many years, the Orchestra finds that wherever they go, people are now playing ukuleles, often in groups. Many of these enthusiasts tell the Orchestra that they were inspired to play the instrument after seeing and hearing this, the original Ukulele Orchestra.

The members of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain posing with their ukeleles
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