“Rags to Riches”
with the KSO’s Newport Ragtime Band
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10 a.m.
Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion
To register for this free program please complete the reservation form. (click here to download PDF)
The KSO’s Newport Ragtime Band celebrates Black History Month with a performance and slide show that surveys the roots of American musical heritage. The program offers ragtime, blues and early jazz from 1895-1932, featuring tunes by legendary African American musicians/composers Scott Joplin, James Reese Europe, W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Eubie Blake and others. Also, learn how Cincinnati composers contributed to this genre of music. Limited opportunities are available for this 9-piece group to travel to schools with auditoriums.
The KSO does not offer transportation to concerts. To assist schools with arranging transportation to these concerts we encourage you to click the links provided for resources available to schools in our area: ArtsLinks located in Cincinnati has an ArtsBus program for schools located within the I-275 Beltway, and Target offers field trip grants to fund the cost of buses.
The Q & A session following the concert gives students and teachers the opportunity to ask questions of any musician or the conductor. Admission is free but registration is required. The 2016-17 Education Series is supported in part by a grant from the Elsa H. Sule Foundation, The Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation and the Charles H. Dater Foundation.
“Very well organized; quality of performance was excellent! Loved the powerpoint.” — Berna T., Bowling Middle School
“I felt the choice of pieces was wonderful, making the students aware of composers and songs they might not already know. The quality of the musicians was excellent. The slide show was a great addition with interesting facts that made the composers and the time period more relevant.” — Kris V., Corryville Catholic