CANCELED: George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Mar 20

8:00 PM

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

We regret that the March 20 Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain concert, and all events associated with this concert, have been canceled due to the strike by CSO musicians. Patrons holding tickets to these canceled concerts are able to exchange their tickets for upcoming Symphony Center performances, may donate their tickets to the CSO, or may receive a refund. Ticket holders are asked to contact Patron Services at 312-294-3000 or by email mentioning your patron ID, concert date, and request. In addition, will have the most up-to-date information and updates for patrons about the status of future concerts.


The playfully irreverent Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain offers up whimsical and expertly played covers of well-known songs, from Bach to Lady Gaga and anything in between. The internationally celebrated group makes its Symphony Center debut in what promises to be an evening of “superbly tuneful fun” (The New York Times).

Approximate concert duration: 134 minutes including intermission

Tell George Hinchliffe that he and his ensemble are to the ukulele what Victor Borge was to the piano, and he will be very pleased indeed. Borge, as you may know, was the undisputed clown prince of concert keyboardists. In a similar vein, Hinchliffe’s talented and typically eight-member Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has made a global name for itself by deftly performing unique and comically infused arrangements of everything from classical classics to rock anthems on an instrument that’s made a comeback of late. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.