• Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010

    Carnegie Hall Presents the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on Tuesday, November 2

     

    CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN
    IN A HIGH ENERGY EVENING OF SINGING AND STRUMMING ENTERTAINMENT
    IN ZANKEL HALL ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

     

     

    On Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall presents the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, singers and strummers who perform a wide variety of music, from post-punk rock to toe-tapping oldies. With an engaging mix of humor and artistic virtuosity, the orchestra uses small and large instruments in high and low registers to perform a range of intricate melodies, simple tunes, and complex chords that reveal the rich palette of orchestration afforded merely through ukulele playing, singing, and whistling. With each performance, orchestra members—Dave Suich, Peter Brooke Turner, Hester Goodman, George Hinchliffe, Richie Williams, Kitty Lux, Will Grove-White, and Jonty Bankes—draw on the strengths and limitations of the four-stringed instrument to highlight both the beauty and vacuity of its sound as well as the moving and the amusing elements of both popular and “highbrow” music. Performances can feature anything from Tchaikovsky and Nirvana to Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western film music.

    About The Artist
    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change. The ensemble believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the ukulele. Formed in 1985 as a bit of fun, the group’s first performance was an instant sell-out, and they have been performing ever since. By 1988, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain had released an LP, appeared on BBC TV, played at WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival), and recorded a BBC Radio 1 session. The current ensemble has been playing together for over 20 years, and has become a national institution. The orchestra has performed thousands of sold-out concerts across the world in Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Poland, France, America, Canada, New Zealand, and Japan. Members of the orchestra are often credited for the current ukulele revival which is sweeping the globe.


    Program Information
    Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN



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    Ticket Information
    Limited ticket availability. Tickets, $32 and $42, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

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