Monday, April 8, 7:30 pm
As soon as George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain walk on stage you are in safe hands.
The set-up is simple: there are no drums, pianos, backing tracks, or electronic trickery. Only the rich palette of orchestration afforded by ukuleles and singing (and a bit of whistling).
This quirky ensemble takes audiences on a mad dash through the world of popular music, often giving rock songs a jazz twist or reimagining them as classical compositions. They’ve been hailed by David Bowie and Brian Eno, promoted by the BBC, and praised by The New York Times as “an oversized dose of unexpected hipness.”
Expect a joyful evening with the genre-bending rebels who’ve lasted longer than Led Zeppelin, played more gigs than the Rolling Stones, and rocked harder than Dwayne Johnson.