Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Chamber Music Festival - The Art of the Rag

Stoughton Opera House

June 25, 2022 7:30 pm

The Art of Rag

About this event

In our third week, BDDS is doing a deep dive into ragtime, a quintessentially American musical style that originated in Black communities in the late 19th century. We’ve invited the New England Ragtime Ensemble (NERE), the leading ragtime orchestra in the world, to collaborate with us on two programs. The first of these, The Art of the Rag, explores the origins of ragtime in the early works of Black composers Scott Joplin, James Scott, and Louis Chauvin, and traces its development to the modern day with composers Joseph Lamb, Jelly Roll Morton, and Eubie Blake. It also includes “classical” music influenced by ragtime, including music of Debussy and Gershwin’s spectacular Rhapsody in Blue.

Stephanie Jutt, flute
Jeffrey Sykes, raconteur
John West, piano
Nick Moran, bass
Mark Belair, drums and percussion
Cyrus Stevens, violin
Leanne League, violin
Katrin Talbot, viola
Freya Samuels, cello
Bruce Creditor, clarinet
Laura Medisky, oboe
Daniel Grabois, horn
Cynthia Cameron-Fix, bassoon
Bo Winiker, trumpet
Matt Onstad, trumpet
Robert Couture, trombone
Robert Carriker, tuba
Jerome Harris, banjo and guitar
Ken Woods, conductor

Join us for all eight programs! BDDS’s 31st season, Riches to Rags, ranges from traditional riches of the chamber music repertoire to great chamber music that has been systematically undervalued. Our season culminates in a week of ragtime, a quintessentially American music that developed in Black communities at the end of the 19th century. After two summers of mostly virtual offerings, we are thrilled to reintroduce audiences to the transformational power of live chamber music performed in intimate spaces.

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Prices (including all fees)

Series Ticket (three concerts minimum) General Admission $40.50
Individual Concert - General Admission $46.50
Individual Concert - Student (Any, 1 per order) $10.00