Below are the programs offered by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra for the 2019-2020 season.
As America enters the 20th century, a new musical style is born: Ragtime! Explore this new world and tap your feet to the syncopated stylings of ragtime, theater, and dance music played off of the original orchestral scores. Featuring music by Irving Berlin, John Philip Sousa, George M. Cohan, Scott Joplin, and the rest of The Ragtime Masters!
Experience the “weird and intoxicating effect” of ragtime music as written by the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin! Featuring his hits The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, and music from the Academy Award winning film, The Sting!
The music of America’s legendary composer George Gershwin springs back to life, played off of the original orchestral scores! Sparkling instrumental and vocal favorites will be performed, along with stunning piano selections featuring Gershwin’s music from the 1910s and 1920s. Featuring hits like The Man I Love, I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise, Swanee, Lady Be Good, and ending with his masterpiece Rhapsody In Blue, this tribute to George Gershwin is perfect for all!
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 15,000 scores available with music ranging from all topics and styles, the sky is the limit!
Peacherine’s Online Music Festival! Peacherine and some of the finest ragtime, novelty, and stride pianists today perform for you a two hour virtual concert program that you can view in your living room. We’ll be streaming concurrently on Facebook and Youtube:
Broadcast of Sumter Opera House Performance! Join us online as the Sumter Opera House broadcasts our performance from January 24, 2020 online for free! Links TBD.
Music & More With Peacherine Vol. 2! Peacherine presents our third livestream, featuring materials from past performances, newly recorded “virtual” performances, and more!
PRSO's brand new covers of two modern songs in the ragtime style. Comes with digital download code. $10 USD plus shipping.
Music from the Johnny Maddox Collection (BSW-2251). Includes the Pine Apple Rag, The Aba Daba Honeymoon, music selections by James Scott, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and more! $20 USD
PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $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.