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Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

Saturday, October 28 | 7:30 - 10 PM
$20* (prices subject to change)

Just like going to the movies, this is a General Admission event.

The thrilling era of silent films comes alive again with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra! The PRSO, "the premier American ragtime ensemble" as acclaimed by the Washington Post, takes you back to the early 1900s as they accompany three ghostly silent films from the turn of the last century with their historic orchestral scores - Buster Keaton in The Haunted House (1921), Harold Lloyd in Haunted Spooks (1920), and Charlie Chaplin in One A.M. (1916). Between the films, hear Peacherine play the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and more! Fun for the whole family!


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 three albums, Elite Syncopations, Step With Pep and That Teasin' Rag has been called "first class", "wonderful, toe-tapping fun", and "the most satisfying ragtime orchestra collections available." Their website is www.peacherineragtime.com

"The premier American ragtime ensemble." - The Washington Post
"The best ragtime orchestra I think you'll hear." - Rob Bamberger, Hot Jazz Saturday Night
"The show was truly fantastic - adored by young and old." - Levoy Theatre, Millville, NJ
"Andrew Greene's PRSO was amazing. Although I'd never seen a film accompanied by a twelve piece orchestra, I'm not sure why I'd ever see another film without their same treatment." - Culpeper Star Exponent

 

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 young virtuoso Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland in 2010, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era - Ragtime, Theater, and Dance music, along with underscoring classic silent films using the original orchestral scores.


*Featured Movies:
Harold Lloyd in Haunted Spooks
Charlie Chaplin in One A.M.
Buster Keaton in the Haunted House

 

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