Below are the programs offered by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra for the 2017-2018 season.
Travel back to the early 1900s as Ragtime becomes all the rage! Hear the classics by masters Scott Joplin, George M. Cohan, W.C. Handy, Irving Berlin, and their contemporaries along with the forgotten gems of the era. Andrew Greene and the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra bring this thrilling era back to life!
Celebrate the 150th Birthday of Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime Writers in a special concert program celebrating his pieces, including The Entertainer (the theme song from the 1974 film THE STING), Maple Leaf Rag, Solace, and more!
Relive the music written about The Great War, with classics like “Over There”, “When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band To France”, “Keep The Home Fires Burning” and more, all played off the original musical scores! The perfect anniversary show!
Our Christmas program brings ragtime gems with a holiday flair! Hear selections like Hallelujah Trombone (based on Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus), Hot Chocolate Rag, and Around the Christmas Tree, mixed in with classics by Scott Joplin and others. Perfect for November and December!
Peacherine is excited to offer programs geared toward younger audiences. Our above programs are condensed to 45 minutes designed for Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High School groups. Email us for more information.
Can’t decide on a program? Email us with your ideas, and we’ll create a custom program tailored exactly to your needs, wants, and venue. With over 10,000 scores available with music ranging from all topics and styles, the sky is the limit!
Silent Films with Piano! Andrew Greene, Founder and Director of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra will present two short films by Charlie Chaplin with live musical accompaniment from the Silent Film Era. FREE! At the Broadneck Branch of Anne Arundel County Public Library, 1275 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis, MD. For more information, visit: https://www.aacpl.net/events/evening-chaplin-movies-live-music-107973 or call (410) 222-1905.
Vintage American Arrangements from the Ragtime Era (BSW-2215) PRSO’s first CD! Compilation of ragtime, theatre, and dance music. $20 USD
The Ragtime and Dance Music of Mel B. Kaufman (BSW-2234). PRSO's second CD featuring music by the "King of the One Step." $20 USD.
Favorites from the Ragtime Era (BSW-2242). PRSO's third CD featuring a variety of ragtime favorites, including The Entertainer, Alexander's Ragtime Band, and more! $20 USD.