Thursday, August 20, 2009

More Proms News

"Afterwards, in one of the slower numbers, the audience replaced lighters aloft with ukuleles aloft which was a strangely poignant sight.

"I bet U2 don't have that"

With video: Link

A classical critic's take:
"More than 1,000 people, including Proms director Roger Wright, had brought their own ukes along for a communal performance of the Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth. It sounded curiously Venetian, a bit like a serenade. As a non-uke person, I ended up rather wishing I played one. Tremendous."

1 comment:

ronhale said...

Like Liszt with his piano transcriptions, UOGB could make a run through the nine symphonies in uke versions. The audio bit sounded very nice to me, & the audience clapping along was quite effective.

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