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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
Saturday April 30, 2016 – College Park, MD – 11:30 AM

FREE Concert! PRSO returns to our starting place at the University of Maryland for a free 45 minute concert program, featuring guest pianist Adam Swanson! For more information, visit: http://www.marylandday.umd.edu/

Saturday June 11, 2016 – Greenbelt, MD – Times TBA

The PRSO celebrates the one year anniversary of the Old Greenbelt Theater’s re-opening with two programs of silent comedy shorts, featuring Laurel & Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Snooki “The Humanzee”. For tickets and more information, visit: http://greenbelttheatre.org/home/, call 301-329-2034 or email caitlin@greenbelttheatre.org.

 

 

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