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HANDS ACROSS THE SEA: SOUNDS FROM BRITAIN AND AMERICA with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra & David Peckham

July 3 @ 7:00 pm

$10 – $20

Clemens Center presents

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA: SOUNDS FROM BRITAIN AND AMERICA
with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra & David Peckham

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

 

General Admission Tickets: Adult – $20; Youth Under 18 – $10
Processing and facility maintenance fees apply.

Please note that on-line ordering is not available for any discount prices.

Group Rates available for 10 or more – please inquire

 

For tickets, call 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159; or ClemensCenter.org

 

“HANDS ACROSS THE SEA”
with
THE PARAGON RAGTIME ORCHESTRA
Rick Benjamin, Director

featuring
DAVID PECKHAM, organ
With special feature: GET OUT AND GET UNDER (1920) starring HAROLD LLOYD.
Directed by Elmira native HAL ROACH

 

Program – Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

ACT I:

AT THE MISSISSIPPI CABARET (one-step, 1914)………..Albert Gumble (1883-1946).

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA (march, 1899)……………….John Philip Sousa (1854-1932).

organ & orchestra

CAKEWALK IN THE SKY (cakewalk, 1899)………..……Ben Harney (1872-1938).

THE ENTERTAINER (rag two-step, 1902)………………………Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917).

A Nod to the United Kingdom –
a. PARADE OF THE SUNBEAMS………………Sherman Myers (1890-1957).
b. OF SEA AND SKY…………………………….Richard Purvis (1913-1994).
c. BUTTERFLIES IN THE RAIN………………..Quentin Maclean (1896-1962).

organ

THE SMILER RAG (1907)………………..………………..Percy Wenrich (1887-1952).

SWANEE (one-step, 1919)…………..……..………………..George Gershwin (1898-1937).

orchestra & organ

AMERICAN FANTASIE (1898)………………………….…….Victor Herbert (1859-1924).

organ & orchestra

At the finale, the audience is invited to stand and join the performers in the National Anthem .

INTERMISSION

ACT II:

OLD IRONSIDES MARCH

(main title music of the 1926 motion picture)………………..Hugo Reisenfeld (1879-1939).

orchestra & organ

On This Side of the Pond –
a. WILL-O-THE-WISP…………………………….Gordon B. Nevin (1892-19430).
b. IDAHO………………………………………….. Jesse Stone (1901-1999).

organ

THE JELLY ROLL BLUES (1915)..…………………………..Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941).

Photoplay –

GET OUT AND GET UNDER (1920)…………………starring HAROLD LLOYD.

Directed by Elmira native HAL ROACH.

Reconstruction of the original 1920 musical setting by Rick Benjamin.

organ & orchestra

 

THE PARAGON RAGTIME ORCHESTRA is the world’s only year-round, professional ensemble specializing in the authentic recreation of “America’s Original Music” – the sounds of early theater, “silent” cinema, and vintage dance.  Conductor Rick Benjamin has built a career upon the discovery and performance of American music from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. He is the founder and director of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, which uses his extraordinary 20,000-title collection of antique theater and dance orchestra music (c. 1830-1930) as the basis of its repertoire.

Joining the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra for the July 3 concert is Resident Theater Organist DAVID PECKHAM. A gentleman of multiple musical talents, David has been touring nationally and internationally as a theatre organist since 1980 and has performed at many of the finest theatre organs worldwide.

Details

Date:
July 3
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20
Website:
http://clemenscenter.org/event/theatre-organ-concert/

Venue

Clemens
207 Clemens Center Parkway
Elmira, 14901
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Phone:
(607(734-8191 or 800-724-0159
Website:
clemenscenter.org