The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, fondly referred to as the “Ukes,” proudly asserts that all music, whether by Tchaikovsky or Otis Redding, is ripe for reinterpretation—as long as it is played on the ukulele. With cheerful nods to the pompous and the trivial, the Ukes’ performances are at once moving and amusing, hailing the popular and the highbrow, and may include everything from the Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer,” to Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” to Handel, Saint-Saens and Queen. This group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players has been playing to sell-out crowds from London’s Royal Albert Hall to Carnegie Hall. Funny, virtuosic and infectiously high-spirited, the musicians play a range of ukuleles (small and large, and in high and low registers), the world’s only “bonsai guitar” and integrate a bit of whistling and a kaleidoscope of voices. Join us for an evening full of lighthearted ukulele fun.
Jesse H. Jones Hall 615 Louisiana Street, Suite 100 Houston, Texas 77002-2715 713.227.4772
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