Past Concerts

2017 - Feb. 4 - Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele


Jake Shimabukuro

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Macky Auditorium, CU Campus, Boulder
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra

Gary Lewis, principal guest conductor

Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele

Jake Shimabukuro believes his humble instrument is one of peace, saying, “If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.”

Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone and has wowed audiences on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Today Show. This fiercely talented musician has collaborated with an array of artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Ziggy Marley, Bela Fleck, and Lyle Lovett, as well as orchestras around the world.

You’ll hear While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hallelujah, Nessun Dorma and more!

"One of the hottest axemen of the past few years"  ~Rolling Stone

Colorado’s own hula halau (school),
Halau Na ‘Olapa Mamao E Malama Hula, will perform before the concert at Macky, starting at 6:30 PM.  Doors open at 6:15 PM. 

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Hula grouopAbout Halau Na 'Olapa Mamao E Malama Hula
Halau Na 'Olapa Mamao E Malama Hula was established in Boulder in 2008. The halau (hula school) perpetuates traditional Hawaiian culture, language, chants and dances, as well as other Polynesian dance forms. Kumu (instructor) La'ela'e Sundberg and her daughter Kealoha descend from the prestigious line of hula handed down through Hula Master Kekau'ilani Kalama of Kailua, O'ahu. In August 1997, La'ela'e graduated in a traditional 'Uniki ceremony. The halau offers dance and language classes to women, men and children in Boulder, as well as throughout the State of Colorado.