Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 2:30 pm
$20.00–56.00 (Adult) | $10.00 (Stanford Student)
$18.00–50.40 (Other Student)
$10.00–28.00 (Youth Under 18)
Stanford Faculty/Staff Final-Week Discount is not available for this performance.
“Wonderfully clever” —David Bowie
Playing instruments “bought with loose change,” the UOoGB proudly asserts that all music, whether by Tchaikovsky or Otis Redding, is ripe for reinterpretation—as long as it is played on the ukulele. Charming audiences from London’s Royal Albert Hall to Carnegie Hall, the Orchestra is funny, virtuosic, and infectiously high-spirited, employing a battery of “ukes,” the world’s only “bonsai guitar,” a bit of whistling, and a menagerie of voices. In The New York Times’ words: “For sheer fun and outright daffiness tied to first-rate musicality and comic timing, few concerts this year matched this ensemble’s [Carnegie Hall] performance.”
Patrons are invited to bring a ukulele for a jam session during the performance—or purchase one on-site (limited quantity available). Ukulele's purchased on-site will not be tuned to be played that day
Generously supported by Co-sponsors Carol & Doug Tanner.
Additional support provided by the California Arts Council, the Western States Arts Federation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.