Educational Programs

Andrew Greene and the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra are proud to offer educational concert programs, lectures and masterclasses for their 2018-2019 season. Perfect for primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities, historical societies, film festivals, and more!

Maryland Residents! Peacherine is represented by Young Audiences for programs in the state of Maryland. Interested in bringing Peacherine in to your school for programs? Visit: http://www.yamd.org/artist/peacherine-ragtime-society-orchestra/ for more info!

 

School Programs
The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is proud to offer concert programs perfect for young audiences. Programs are available for Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8) and High School (9-12) audiences, following the evolution of America’s first popular music. Email us for more info. Can be combined with a short silent film.

PRSO At the Kennedy Center

Lectures
PRSO Director Andrew Greene is an accomplished young researcher and scholar on American Popular Music. Bring Mr. Greene to your venue for an engaging and informative discussion on America’s rich musical history. Topics available for 2018/2019 include:

Ragtime: America’s First Popular Music

The Sounds of the Silents: Early Cinema Music and the American Theater Orchestra

Step With Pep: The Ragtime & Dance Music of Mel B. Kaufman (1879-1932)

Drumology: The Xylophone, “Traps” Set and Percussion in American Popular Music, c. 1880-1925

 

Masterclasses
Bring in PRSO Director Andrew Greene and members of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra for an engaging masterclass specializing in ragtime music history and performance styles. Topics for 2018/2019 include:

 

The Sounds of the Silents: Early Cinema Music and the American Theater Orchestra

Drumology: The Xylophone, “Traps” Set and Percussion in American Popular Music, c. 1880-1925

Ragtime: America’s First Popular Music

 

Can’t decide on a program? Email us with your ideas, and we’ll create a custom lecture, concert program, or masterclass tailored exactly to your needs, wants, and venue. Please email us at info@peacherineragtime.com, call us at 443-694-4116, or use the contact form on the “Contact Us” page.

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Upcoming Events
November 15, 2019 – Salisbury, MD – 7:00 PM

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: jekrell-salgado@salisbury.edu.

November 16, 2019 – Silver Spring, MD – 5:00 PM

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.

November 24, 2019 – Sellersville, PA – 2:00 PM

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.

December 14, 2019 – Batavia, IL – 8:00 PM

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

December 15, 2019 – Stoughton, WI – 3:00 PM

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.

Peacherine Orchestra Store
Stayin' Alive / Take On Me Vinyl 45 (NEW)!

PRSO's brand new covers of two modern songs in the ragtime style. Comes with digital download code. $10 USD plus shipping.


Jazzin' The Blues Away (NEW)!

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

Knockout Drops and That International Rag - 78 RPM Vinyl

PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $20 USD

Step With Pep CD

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.

Elite Syncopations CD

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.