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Tom Roberts & The Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra
November 4, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30pm
For the final performance of its Listen Locally: 115th Anniversary Season, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall present a landmark performance of the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra (ACRO)!
Tom Roberts, accomplished composer, stride pianist and musical archaeologist, will reintroduce audiences to the forgotten ragtime composers of Pittsburgh. Roberts has unearthed an extraordinary trove of hidden musical gems that will be performed for the first time in more than 100 years. George Reeg, KFW Guenther and Carl Bruno are among the Pittsburgh composers will represent this “forgotten” period of Pittsburgh musical legacy. In addition, the ACRO will perform compositions from the original orchestrations of the great composers of the ragtime era, including: Scott Joplin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb and Tom Turpin.
A dessert reception with the performers follows the concert. Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Carnegie Municipal Lot on Main Street (between Mary and Pine Streets).
Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students. Complementary programming with Tom Roberts is being developed around Ragtime music and Pittsburgh’s rediscovered early jazz legacy. Stay updated on upcoming events at www.carnegiecarnegie.org
This concert made possible by the generosity of the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust of The Pittsburgh Foundation.