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A fun program of great Ragtime music

Piano works by Scott Joplin, James Scott, and Joseph Lamb plus some forgotten female composers
and some very playful novelty rags

February 28, 2020

Pianist Daniel Weiser will perform about 20 different rags from composers including Scott Joplin, Tom Turpin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb, George Gershwin, and more.  He will also perform some fun novelty rags including “Ragging the Scale,” “Russian Rag,” and Felix Arndt’s hilarious “Operatic Desecration Rag.”  Dr. Weiser will talk about the history of this exciting syncopated music as well as the profound social implications of its rise from black ghettos into white cities in the early part of the 20th century.  Take a trip back in time to when Ragtime was king!

Check out Dan performing George Cobb’s Russian Rag, based on the Rachmaninoff Prelude in C Sharp Minor:



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Friday, Feb 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Home of Kristie and Doug Doll
10 Morning Star Court, Placitas, NM 87043

Join us at the wonderful home of Doug and Kristie Doll for this program of fun live Ragtime music along with Dr. Weiser’s always informative anecdotes about the history of this truly great American music which was the first recording and sheet music craze of the 20th century, but also caused many writers to fear that the end of society had come with this “decadent and primitive” music!   Seating will be limited and by reservation only.   This is part of a three-concert weekend at the Doll home that also includes two concerts with violinist Tim Schwarz—-“JAZZICAL” on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 6:30 (music of Claude Bolling and Gershwin) plus “BROADWAY VIOLIN” on Sunday, March 1 at 1:30 (great Broadway song arrangements from Rodgers to Bernstein to Sondheim to Webber.)  Cost for single concert is $40.  Or pay $75 for any two programs or $100 for all three concerts.  Click on the arrow below next to the price to see these other options. Seating is limited and reservations are required.  All major credit cards are accepted and you do not need to have a PayPal account.  Just click on the yellow “Add to Cart” below and you can buy multiple seats on the next screen.