Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
Presented by Maryland Hall
801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
Friday August 17 | 7:00 pm
https://www.marylandhall.org/peacherine ... -orchestra
Join us for our annual FREE Summer Concert Series sponsored by RPH Architecture.
The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra (PRSO) provides a fun night of patriotic ragtime and jazz music for all ages. Accompanying the music, the short 1920 Buster Keaton silent film “One Week” will be shown during the performance. Free popcorn will be offered and wine and beer will be available for purchase. NO TICKETS OR RESERVATIONS REQUIRED; all seats in the main theatre for summer concerts are general admission.
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 Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland, the PRSO recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era - ragtime, theater, and dance music, as well as underscoring classic silent films. The ensemble is primarily composed of young musicians age 35 and younger. For this event, PRSO will be joined by guest artist Frederick Hodges, an accomplished concert pianist. Singer William Edwards of the US Navy Band Sea Chanters will also be featured.
About Frederick Hodges:
Hailed in the press as one of the best concert pianists in the world, Frederick Hodges has established a reputation specializing in late romantic music as well as Ragtime, Broadway, and Hollywood musicals of the first half of the twentieth century by America’s best composers, such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter. He maintains a busy concert schedule of stage, television, radio, and film appearances around the globe. Additionally, he is a much sought-after silent film accompanist for both live performances and DVD. He performs regularly at the Hollywood Heritage Museum, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in California, the Cinecon Film Festival in Hollywood, The TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, The San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and at silent film festivals around the country. He also performs at music festivals around the country, such as the Sacramento Music Festival, the West Coast Ragtime Festival, and the Sedalia Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival. His website is: www.frederickhodges.com.
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