The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain returns to Ovations after their delightful 2014 debut. Pairing dry humor and irreverence with inventive interpretations of classics—ranging from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western soundtracks—the Orchestra takes us on “a world tour with only hand luggage.” There are no drums, pianos, backing tracks, banjos, pitch shifters or electronic trickery—only an astonishing revelation of the rich palette of orchestration created by ukuleles and the human voice. You may never think about music in the same way once you’ve been exposed to the Ukes’ wildly inventive twist on musicology.
Cleverly arranged and played with humor, energy and virtuosity.”
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
Merrill Auditorium, Portland
20 Myrtle Street Portland,
04101United States+ Google Map
Parking: Parking is available for a nominal fee at “Central Parking Services” on the corner of Congress and Pearl Streets (this lot offers some accessible parking spaces) and at the “Top of the Old Port” on Pearl Street (off of Congress).