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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, February 12, 2016 – College Park, MD – Time TBA

SILENT MOVIES! The Peacherine Palm Court Orchestra underscores Monty Bank’s CHASING CHOO CHOOS (1927) and another short film TBA at the University of Maryland, College Park. More info TBA.

Monday, April 4, 2016 – Salisbury, MD – 7:00 PM

The PRSO returns to Salisbury University for their Masters of Silent Comedy program, featuring Chaplin’s Easy Street (1917), Keaton’s Cops (1922), and Lloyd’s Never Weaken (1921). FREE! For more information, visit http://www.salisbury.edu/culturalaffairs/ or call 410-543-6000.

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