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Hackettstown, NJ: Trio of Silent Comedy Shorts

PostSun Jul 30, 2017 12:37 pm

Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

Summer Jamfest 2017
Saturday, August 5 at 8pm
Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center

The thrilling era of silent films comes alive again with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra! The PRSO, is the premier American ragtime ensemble as acclaimed by the Washington Post, takes you back to the early 1900s as they screen three of the greatest silent comedies ever made, Charlie Chaplin’s One A.M. (1916), Buster Keaton’s Cops (1922) and Laurel & Hardy’s Big Business (1929) with their historic orchestral scores! Between the films, the orchestra plays the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and more!

The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, based in Annapolis, MD, 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 PRSO recreates the syncopated stylings from a bygone era – ragtime, musical theater, dance selections, and silent film accompaniment – all performed off of the original turn-of-the-century orchestral scores. The ensemble is primarily composed of young musicians, age 35 and below, and has been widely praised for their work preserving and performing America’s musical past. Peacherine has appeared at leading venues including The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, The American Film Institute, state-of-the-art performing arts centers, historic theaters, colleges, universities, and concert associations.

Frequently PRSO’s work has been featured in documentaries, online video, and is heard on radio and podcast programs across the United States, 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). The PRSO records for Rivermont Records, whose two albums, Step With Pep and That Teasin’ Rag have been called first class, wonderful, toe tapping fun, and the most satisfying ragtime orchestra collections available. A third CD is slated for release summer 2017. Their website is www.peacherineragtime.com

The PRSO records for Rivermont Records (www.rivermontrecords.com), whose two albums, Step With Pep and 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

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

For tickets and more information: http://centenarystageco.org/eventdetail.php?ID=373
Andrew Greene
Founder & Director, Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

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