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The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is "the premier American ragtime ensemble" as hailed by The Washington Post, and is one of America’s few professional ensembles dedicated to the preservation and performance of America’s first popular music: Ragtime. The PRSO recreates the sounds of the concert stage, the dance halls, and the theatre – ragtime, dance music, theatre selections, and silent film accompaniment, all performed off the original musical scores. Founded in 2010 by Andrew Greene, PRSO has been called “one of the best ragtime orchestras” by Rob Bamberger, Host of Hot Jazz Saturday Night (WAMU 88.5) and has been praised for its work to preserve and share America’s rich musical history.
Upcoming Events
Friday September 4, 2015 – Annapolis, MD – Time TBA

RESCHEDULED! PRSO performs a free concert program for the City of Annapolis, featuring music by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, George Gershwin, and the creators of American popular music. At Susan B. Campbell Park, 1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD. Outdoors!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – Salisbury, MD – 7:00 PM

PRSO underscores Harold Lloyd’s 1925 silent comedy feature THE FRESHMAN and plays a brief concert program of ragtime favorites. FREE! For more information, visit: http://www.salisbury.edu/culturalaffairs/

Thursday, December 3, 2015 – Westminster, MD – 7:00 PM

Christmas at the Movies! Silent film program at Carroll Community College featuring four (4) Christmas themed silent films all accompanied by Peacherine. Hear holiday themed ragtime pieces as well! More info TBA.

Peacherine Orchestra Store
That Teasin’ Rag CD

Vintage American Arrangements from the Ragtime Era (BSW-2215). PRSO’s first CD! Compilation of ragtime, theatre, and dance music. $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

Sample Audio Clips