Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra

Mission | to create beautiful music simply

Daphne Roubini | Founder and Artistic Director
Timothy Tweedale | Arranger and Conductor

Ruby had a dream when she started Ruby’s Ukes in 2009, that one day she would set up a Ukuele Orchestra.  In September 2015 this dream was realized, with Timothy Tweedale conducting and arranging, and Daphne Roubini as Artistic Director,  this Orchestra is an instant hit with the students.  Now with 70 members and growing playing in 5 parts Uke 1, Uke2, Uke3, Uke4, and Bass.

” It took 6 years to grow the school to the point where the students, were reading tablature and playing in a way that arrangement could be written for them.  Most of the students in the Orchestra never read or played music before coming to this school. It is a truly wonderful thing to behold!”  Watch this space more to come!


Past shows:

Thursday November 10th  2016 | York Theatre | Ruby & Smith  SPECIAL EVENT!
with Ruby’s (70 piece) Ukulele Orchestra! $25  7pm
presented at The York Theatre

with Ruby’s (70 piece) Ukulele Orchestra! $25  7pm presented at The York Theatre
Join us for a wonderful evening of Ukulele, Remembrance and Harmony! A Ukulele double bill with Ruby & Smith (joined by special guests Vancouver’s music scene stalwarts Tim Tweedale and Patrick Metger).  And then a set of Ruby’s (70 Piece) Ukulele Orchestra!
Tickets for ‘A Ukulele Night to Remember’ are now live! Click below for more info. and to purchase your ticket! (Part proceeds go to the Ruby’s Uke Ukulele Outreach Program)

Friday June 17th
Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5N 1W1
A Fundraising Ukulele Concert Benefitting The Heart And Stroke Foundation
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Concert starts at 7:00 pm.
Tickets: $30 (available online or, if still available, at the door)
Please note this is an Adults Only (19+) event
Online tickets available by clicking HERE

Join us for a wonderful evening of live music, with door prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 Draw, health information, and more! The evening will feature performances by Vancouver’s First Lady and Duke of Uke, Ruby & Smith,(they are off to play at The Winnipeg Folk Festival 2016 this Summer catch this show before they go!) along with Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra, and international performer and founder of the Vancouver Ukulele Circle, Ralph Shaw. Ralph will also lead a ukulele play and sing-a-long at the end of the evening so please bring a ukulele if you have one.