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James Hill + Civic Orchestra Ukulele Extravaganza
Sun, 30 April 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
ADVANCE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT!
There may be a few tickets available at the door prior to the start of the concert. If you would like to try to purchase tickets at the door, we recommend you arrive early (around 1:30pm) and wait in the ticket line. We will sell any available seats on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets at the door are CASH ONLY.
In 2016 James Hill and musical partner Anne Janelle sold out Victoria's Dave Dunnet Community Theatre with a concert to support Doctors Without Borders. This year they return for a special collaboration with The Civic Orchestra of Victoria! This concert will engage a wide range of musical tastes, from orchestral delights (a Vivaldi Guitar Concerto played on Ukulele), to a piece composed by James himself (One Small Suite for Ukulele and Orchestra), and some ukulele classics thrown in for good measure.
ABOUT JAMES HILL:
Equal parts disarming, captivating and mind-boggling. That’s the best way to describe a James Hill performance. Hill is that rare performer whose instrumental virtuosity is matched by “impeccably crafted lyrics” (The Australian) and a strong bond with his audience.
A seasoned performer with an ever-growing fan base in North America, Asia and Europe, James Hill has garnered wide acclaim for his songwriting skills and ground-breaking approach to the chronically-underestimated ukulele. His latest album, The Old Silo, was produced by Joel Plaskett and received a JUNO Award nomination.
Over the course of his first three genre-defying albums, Hill re-wrote every rule that had previously kept the ukulele in the realm of novelty and obscurity. Then came the Canadian-Folk-Music-Award-winning True Love Don't Weep, his collaboration with cellist/singer Anne Janelle, an album that pushed the budding songwriter into new territory and topped folk radio charts across North America. Since the release of his acclaimed Man With a Love Song in 2011, Hill has become known as much for his songwriting as for his instrumental virtuosity. Hill’s latest album, The Old Silo, finds him charting a course into deeper, rockier waters with producer Joel Plaskett at the helm.
A humble, uncompromising artist who "gives the ukulele its dignity back without ever taking himself – or the instrument – too seriously" (Songlines), James Hill’s music cuts a deep, winding path through Folk, Roots Rock, and Americana.
Sunday April 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm
Dave Dunnet Community Theatre (Oak Bay High School)
Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture
Hill – One Small Suite for Ukulele and Orchestra
Vivaldi – Concerto in D Major
Brian Wismath, Director
Special guests: Island Ukuleles
Audience members are encouraged to bring their own ukuleles along for an end of concert strum-along with James Hill, Island Ukuleles, and all of the other ukulele players in the audience!
**Advance tickets recommended**
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages are welcome! Please bring valid student ID to purchase $10 student tickets.
Children 12 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Maximum 2 children per adult. Please "purchase" a free ticket for each child you plan to bring so that we have an accurate head count. Print the free tickets off like regular tickets and bring them to the door with you.
Are there other ways to buy tickets?
Tickets are now sold out at our local ticket vendors and the last few tickets will be available as online sales only.
There may be a few tickets available at the door on the day of the concert.
Guests are encouraged to park in the parking lot off Cranmore road at the far east end of the school building or in the lot at the east end of Goldsmith Road directly behind the Oak Bay Rec centre.
There is very limited parking in the staff parking lot off Cadboro Bay Rd. There is also on-street parking, but be careful of using “residential only” areas.