Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra: August 2017

Summer Jamfest 2017

Saturday, August 5 at 8pm
Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center

Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra's performance will include the underscoring of featured silent films.  Films to be featured are One AM with Charlie Chaplin, Cops with Buster Keaton & Big Business with Laurel and Hardy

The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by the Washington Post, and is rapidly becoming the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the United States. Formed by young virtuoso Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland in 2010, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era – Ragtime, Theater, and Dance music, along with underscoring classic silent films using the original orchestral scores.

The ensemble is composed primarily of young musicians, age 30 and below.  The PRSO has appeared at leading venues including The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, The American Film Institute, historic theaters, state-of-the-art performing arts centers, colleges, universities, and concert associations across the United States. The PRSO’s work has been featured in documentaries, online video, and is frequently heard on radio and podcast programs, including Hot Jazz Saturday Night (WAMU 88.5, Washington, DC), Ragtime America (KGNU 88.5, Boulder, CO), and Rapidly Rotating Records (KISL 88.7, Catalina Island, CA).

PRSO’s concert programs highly the music of the late 1800s and early 1900s, with selections by composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, W.C. Handy, Victor Herbert, George M. Cohan, and of course, the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin. Marches, two steps, waltzes, one steps, theatre selections, classical parodies, popular songs, and of course, rags, are just some of the many selections you’ll hear in their concerts.

In addition to their concert programs, Mr. Greene and the PRSO underscore classic silent films featuring the biggest names of the day: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Lon Chaney, Douglas Fairbanks, and others. Mr. Greene also has the distinction of rebuilding the original compiled scores for Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL (1927), COLLEGE (1927), and Charlie Chaplin’s SHOULDER ARMS (1918), and others from the PRSO’s collection of over 500 original film scores.


The PRSO records for Rivermont Records (www.rivermontrecords.com), whose two albums, Step With Pepand That Teasin’ Rag have been called “first class”, “wonderful, toe tapping fun”, and “the most satisfying ragtime orchestra collections available.”

Ticket Pricing

Adult (in advance)

Saturday, Aug 5

$27.50*

2017 Summer Jamfest Flex Pass available!
$115 (for all five concerts)

*As with all Concerts, Jazz and Special Events ticket prices increase $5.00 day of the event.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.