Macky Audtorium hosts such iconic Boulder events as TEDxBoulder and touring superstars like Robin Williams. This Thursday, however, the ukeleles are taking over the stage.
You heard me. A ukelele invasion is landing in Boulder this Thursday at Macky Auditorium at CU.
A fan of the ukelele since Eddie Vedder’s Ukelele Songs came out not so long ago, I knew I had to get the scoop when I saw “ukelele” on Macky’s site. Now that I’ve got it, I’m sharing it with you. It’s time to meet the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain.
The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain has graced the stages of venues like the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. Here’s your chance to catch them (and their teeny tiny stringed instruments) in your very own backyard. They’re well known for romp-inducing renditions of Born This Way, Shaft, Pinball Wizard, Back in Black, and Psycho Killer by the Talking Heads. Humor? I hear it’s woven into the show like silken fibers. How can you not laugh when a ukelele’s around?
And I know you’re thinking, “Dang, it would be awesome if I could bring my ukelele and play with this tour-de-ukelele-force!” Well, let’s talk playalongs.
Did you know that the orchestra is also known for their playalongs? You heard that correctly. This Thursday in Boulder, you’re invited to bring that ukelele of yours and join them during their performance of Relentless in C. Full details on the audience participation segment, including the score, can be found here.
Complete event details can be found on Macky’s website and tickets begin at only $14 (a veritable steal). The event is nearly sold out, so act fast.
And in case you’re not completely sold on spending an evening in a sea of teeny tiny stringed instruments, you might want to check out the Orchestra’s YouTube channel. I’ve gone ahead and embedded this Isaac Hayes classic to whet your appetite.
The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain
Thursday, April 4
Macky Auditorium on the CU Boulder campus
Buy Tickets Here