Listen to a variety of genres from these four-stringed instruments.
The Wild Blue Ukulele Orchestra will perform a set of music from the 1920s to the 1970s for Farm Bureau Prime Timers on Monday, Oct. 7.
You will hear everything from Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin to the Beatles, Van Morrison and some traditional Hawaiian music. Most of the arrangements are written by orchestra members Taylor Atkins and Paul Marchese.
The Wild Blue Ukulele Orchestra is dedicated to expanding people’s notions about what the humble little four-stringed instrument can do. Using a full range of ukuleles, from soprano to baritone and banjulele, the Wild Blues perform fully orchestrated, house-made arrangements of songs in a variety of genres (folk, jazz, rock, pop, classical, reggae, standards and even some funk, with a smattering of vocal numbers thrown in.
The Wild Blues is comprised of Jen Conley, director, Taylor Atkins, Sue Klopfenstein, Paul Marchese, Carolyn Law, Sophia Varcados and Tzu-Tsen Wu.
To register for the October program and luncheon visit the Farm Bureau office and pay the $7 lunch fee. Deadline to register is Oct. 1.