Below are the programs offered by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra for the 2019-2020 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!
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!
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 12,000 scores available with music ranging from all topics and styles, the sky is the limit!
Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween! Silent film program for Orange City Arts at the Unity Knight Center, 216 Michigan Ave SW, Orange City, IA. For tickets/more information, visit: https://orangecityarts.net or call 712-707-6514.
Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween! Silent film program at the historic Brown Grand Opera House, 310 W 6th St, Concordia, KS. For tickets/more information, visit: http://www.browngrand.org or call 785-243-2553
Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween! Silent film program for the Quincy Civic Music Association. At the Morrison Theater, 14th & Maine St, Quincy, IL . For tickets/more information, visit: http://www.quincycivicmusic.org/ or call 217-224-5499
PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $15 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.