Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
Presented by Maryland Hall
801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Thursday June 29 | 6:30 pm
The thrilling era of ragtime music and silent films comes alive again with Annapolis’ own Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra! The PRSO, "the premier American ragtime ensemble" as acclaimed by the Washington Post, takes you back to the early 1900s as they play the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and more! Join us for this CD debut concert, where they’ll release their third album, Elite Syncopations, featuring The Entertainer, Tiger Rag, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, You’re A Grand Old Flag, and others. As part of the program, they will debut their score for Charlie Chaplin's The Pawnshop! Fun for the whole family!
Formed by young virtuoso Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland in 2010, the PRSO recreates the syncopated stylings from a bygone era – ragtime, musical theater, dance selections, and silent film accompaniment – all performed off of the original turn-of-the-century orchestral scores. The ensemble is primarily composed of young musicians, age 35 and below, and has been widely praised for their work preserving and performing America’s musical past. Peacherine has appeared at leading venues including The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, The American Film Institute, state-of-the-art performing arts centers, historic theaters, colleges, universities, and concert associations.
Frequently PRSO’s work has been featured in documentaries, online video, and is heard on radio and podcast programs across the United States, including Hot Jazz Saturday Night (WAMU 88.5, Washington DC), Ragtime America (KGNU 88.5, Boulder, CO), and Rapidly Rotating Records (KISL 88.7, Catalina Island, CA). The PRSO records for Rivermont Records, whose two albums, Step With Pep and That Teasin’ Rag have been called "first class", "wonderful, toe tapping fun", and "the most satisfying ragtime orchestra collections available." Their website is http://www.peacherineragtime.com" target="_blank
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