THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN “HOLIDAY SHOW”
COMES TO LA JOLLA
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is returning to the village after its sell-out performance in January 2015.
This time The Ukes of G.B. are playing not one, but two performances of their highly acclaimed “Holiday Show” and – to add to the festive fun – they are asking you, the audience, to bring along a ukulele to play and sing from your seats in the hall.
Let’s be prepared, La Jolla, and give The Ukes of G.B. a run for their money. We’ve enlisted the help of friends and organizations from around La Jolla to enhance your concert-going experience with exciting opportunities for ticket holders.
STEP 1: GET A TICKET TO THE SHOW
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will play two performances of their “Holiday Show” on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 at 8 PM at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium. Both performances will include the opportunity for you to play and sing along from your seat.
Tickets prices start at $30 and can be purchased by calling our Ticket Services Office on 858-459-3728 or online by clicking on the buttons below:
STEP 2: BUY A UKULELE (Great Discounts Available!)
We’ve teamed up with our friends from La Jolla Music on Girard Avenue to make purchasing a ukulele easy and affordable. “Holiday Show” ticket holders receive a 20% discount off your ukulele purchase (instrument only) from La Jolla Music.
La Jolla Music offers a wide range of instruments and their knowledgeable staff is on hand to help you select your perfect instrument. There are instruments for all budgets and preferences.
Penguin Ukuleles are from Amahi’s Student Series. They are available in fun colors, and were designed to offer a fun ukulele playing experience for anyone interested in playing! They have a painted wood body in 10 different colors with open geared tuners and come with a zippered carrying bag too! A bargain for all beginners at only $49.00.
For the more serious musician, how about the Ohana solid-top wood ukulele, known for incredible tone and vibrancy. Each ukulele is hand inspected for maximum playability. The geared tuners are carefully machined for better tuning stability. They also come with high-quality Aquila strings for superior intonation. A variety of models and packages are available starting at $169.00.
Additionally, La Jolla Music will match your discount by donating a further 20% from the price of your ukulele to La Jolla Music Society. You get a great discount and support La Jolla Music Society!
Thank you, La Jolla Music
La Jolla Music, 7423 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Offer expires December 19, 2016. Show your LJMS performance ticket to receive the discount.
BUY A UKULELE AT THE PERFORMANCE
Ohana Ukuleles will be selling a selection of their instruments at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium at the performances.
Please be aware that there are no discounts available on purchases at the venue
Ohana solid-top wood ukulele, known for incredible tone and vibrancy. Each ukulele is hand inspected for maximum playability. The geared tuners are carefully machined for better tuning stability. They also come with high-quality Aquila strings for superior intonation.
STEP 3: PRACTICE FOR THE PLAY ALONG
Now that you have a ticket to the show and your very own Ukulele, the next step is to master your instrument. You may be playing along from your seat in the hall, but that doesn’t mean you cannot be a virtuoso. Orchestra members have kindly prepared sheet music downloads and video tutorials of the thee play-along Holiday songs so you can practice in the comfort of your own home.
Here are some awesome options to help you become a Ukulele expert*…
Click here to download the sheet music and watch the tutorial videos so you can be prepared to play along with confidence and style on the night:
November Group Ukulele Classes at La Jolla Community Center
La Jolla’s own Uke Guru James Clarkston teaches a fun weekly class at La Jolla Community Center on Friday mornings. Sign up for James’ class, meet fellow Ukulele fans and work together to perfect the three play-along pieces and other seasonal favorites during November. If you catch the Ukulele bug, then sign up for more. Beginners welcome!
Fridays, 10:45 – 11:45 AM
La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037
COST: $80/Members, $90/Non-Members. This fee is a MONTHLY fee which includes four lessons and the monthly music book.
December Group Ukulele Classes at La Jolla Music
La Jolla Music is offering two free group Ukulele classes for those wishing to prepare just the three play-along pieces.
No experience necessary!
Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 15th at 3:00 PM
La Jolla Music, 7423 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
*… LJMS cannot guarantee that you will become an expert Ukulele player
SIGN-UP: Workshop with The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Get up-close-and-personal with The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at a special Workshop. The Ukes of G.B. will demonstrate how they approach arranging songs, highlighting the roles of each performer, how they inject their own unique “twist” on covers, learning the play along pieces and concluding with a Q&A. The Workshop is open to ticket holders. Space is limited to please sign up to confirm attendance.
Saturday, December 17th
MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
RSVP required. Limited availability. Open to performance ticket holders only.
Online RSVP requests for the Ukulele Workshop will close on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th at 12 noon. Please make every effort to sign up before this time to ensure your place in the Workshop.
Ticket holders without a reservation confirmation are welcome but we cannot guarantee admission. Priority will be given to those who received a confirmation email, however we will make every effort to accommodate you.
Check-in begins at 2:45 pm for ticket holders with confirmed reservations. Ticket holders without confirmed reservations, please arrive between 3:00 and 3:15 PM.
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