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Hands Across the Sea: Sounds from Britain and America with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra & David Peckham

  • Dates: July 3, 2019
  • Times: 7:00 PM to undefined
  • Admission: Adult $20; Youth under 18 $10
  • Clemens Center
    207 Clemens Center Parkway
    Elmira, NY 14902-1046
  • Phone: (607) 734-8191 or (800) 724-0159
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“Hands Across the Sea” with the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

Rick Benjamin, Director
David Peckham, organ
special feature: Get Out and Get Under (1920) starring Harold Lloyd, directed by Elmira native Hal Roach

 

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).

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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).

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

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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).

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

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    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

 

Group Rates available for 10 or more – please inquire
For tickets, call 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159; or ClemensCenter.org

 

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.

Hands Across the Sea: Sounds from Britain and America with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra & David Peckham
  • Clemens Center
  • 207 Clemens Center Parkway
  • Elmira, NY 14902-1046
  • July 3, 2019 to July 3, 2019
  • Adult $20; Youth under 18 $10

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Clemens Center

207 Clemens Center Parkway
Elmira, NY 14902-1046
(607) 734-8191
Located in Mark Twain Country just south of the Finger Lakes, the Clemens Center is the region's premier performing arts center with two spectacular performance spaces. Mandeville Hall is a flexible, black box venue suitable for intimate performances, corporate events, and parties. The majestic Powers Theater is an architectural treasure that has been restored to its vaudevillian-era grandeur. Magnificent murals, gold-leaf details, and reconstructed opera boxes adorn the theater just as they did when it opened in 1925. The 1,618-seat venue has been called the most beautiful theatre between New York City and Buffalo—it is truly awe-inspiring! Renovation in 2008 included expanding the stage and upgrading technical equipment, making it possible to showcase the best in live entertainment. From nationally touring Broadway shows and dazzling dance programs to rousing rock 'n' roll concerts and feel-good family entertainment, the Clemens Center excites and delights audiences of all ages! The Center’s mission, though, extends beyond entertainment and into the community through school programs, outreach activities for the underserved, and subsidized facility rentals for its six Resident Companies: Common Time Choral Group, Elmira Little Theatre, New Heights Dance Theater, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre, and Thursday Morning Musicales. These nonprofit arts organizations provide community members with the opportunity to perform several times a year on a professional theatre stage. The Clemens Center is the perfect place to connect with family and friends and enjoy memorable experiences that enrich, inspire, and amaze.