Avalon: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

  • Avalon Theatre 40 East Dover Street Easton, MD, 21601 United States

"Absolutely the best of British." Michael Palin of Monty Python.

"Wonderfully clever!" David Bowie.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation...as long as they are played on the ukulele.

A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the 'bonsai guitar' and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.

There are no drums, pianos, backing tracks or banjos, no pitch shifters or electronic trickery. Only an astonishing revelation of the rich palette of orchestration afforded by ukuleles and singing (and a bit of whistling).

http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/

TICKETS: $40 adults/ $25 students