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!
The Mark of Zorro! Silent film program at Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD. For tickets and more information, visit: https://www.salisbury.edu/administration/academic-affairs/cultural-affairs/, call: 410-543-6271 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr (1924) and One Week (1920) Silent film program for the American Film Institute (AFI) Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD. For tickets and more info, visit: https://www.afi.com/silver/ or call (301) 495-6700.
Masters of Silent Comedy! Silent film program featuring a quintet from the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra for the historic Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Street, Sellersville, PA. For tickets and more info, visit: http://www.st94.com or call (215) 257-5808.
Christmas at the Silent Movies! Holiday program for Fermilab’s Arts and Lecture Series. At the Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Building, Kirk Road & Pine Street, Batavia, IL. For tickets and more info, visit: http://events.fnal.gov/arts-lecture-series/ or call 630-840-2787
Christmas at the Silent Movies! Holiday program at the Historic Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main Street, Stoughton, WI. For tickets and more info, visit: http://www.stoughtonoperahouse.com/ or call 608-877-4400.
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.