Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Sat. Apr. 13, 2024 at 8pm
Presented by Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Irvine Barclay Theatre
"Wonderfully clever." —David Bowie
"The best musical entertainment in the country." —The Independent
Program to be announced
Returning to Orange County with crowd-pleasing, stomping, poignant, rocking, thought-provoking, swinging music; groovy plucking, heartfelt singing, virtuosic whistling, and an irreverent deflation of pomposity all served up in the Orchestra’s fine-tuned and integrated entertainment will surely be “a complete hoot” for performers and audiences whatever their ages or individual musical tastes.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the ukulele! Since forming three decades ago, the orchestra has helped to build a new audience for what it calls the “bonsai guitar,” playing everything from rock to folk or classical to movie themes.
By royal request, the orchestra proudly performed at a private 90th birthday party for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
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