Oct 4, 2012 to Oct 26, 2012
Before there was jazz, there was ragtime. A distinctly American musical style, ragtime may be considered a fusion of African and European music with a syncopated, or “ragged,” rhythm. The history of this music, that had become wildly popular by the start of the 20th century in America, will be performed and discussed on Thursdays during October at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum. Music spanning the period from the 1890s compositions of Scott Joplin to the contemporary rags by performers such as William Bolcom will be featured.
This series, which will be a combination of musical performances and short lectures, will consist of four 6:30 P.M. Thursday evening events which together will tell the story of the history of Ragtime.
October 4th – “A Survey of Ragtime” – William “Ragtime Bill” Rowland (p) and Joselyn Rowland Hughes (violin)
October 11th – “Oklahoma Ragtime” and “Ragtime’s History” – Gary Amstutz (p), Terri Amstutz (voc), and Carol Tillman
October 18th – “Contemporary Ragtime” – Amy Cottingham (p) and Donald Ryan (p)
October 25th – “Scott Joplin and Classic Ragtime” – William “Ragtime Bill” Rowland (p)
The series is being organized by the recently revived “Ragtime for Tulsa” which will be scheduling concerts throughout the year by world-class pianists and orchestras. “Ragtime for Tulsa” is a member of The Arts and Humanities Council and will receive their ongoing support in fund raising and marketing.
The Tulsa Historical Society and Museum is located at 2445 S. Peoria Ave in the historic Travis Mansion. Established in 1963, the museum features an extensive collection of resources on Tulsa’s rich past, with thousands of items ranging from photographs and documents to historical costumes and architectural elements. It exhibits collection materials in eight changing galleries, manages information requests from the public, provides lectures for schools and civic groups, and sponsors educational programs to foster awareness of local history.
|Cost||Free for THS members, children and students. $5/adults, $3/seniors|
Tulsa Historical Society and Museum
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