Saturday 2nd May at 7.30pm

The Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED



English Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Woods conductor
Academy Theatre Arts Dance Company



Joplin Four Rags (The Maple Leaf Rag, The Chrysanthemum, Sun Flower Slow Drag, The Entertainer)
James Reese Europe The Castle House Rag, Castle Walk
Eubie Blake Charleston Rag
Gershwin An American in Paris

In 1899, Scott Joplin started a musical revolution which resonates to this day, bringing the syncopated rhythms of African music together with Western forms and melodies in the tradition of Sousa and Stephen Foster. The result was ragtime, and in launched a craze which would change musical history everywhere in the world, opening the doors to Dixieland, Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll, R ‘n’ B and finally Hip Hop. This concert, featuring the outstanding dancers of Academy Theatre Arts, traces the early years of Joplin’s emergence and the influence he had on the next generation of musical giants including Eubie Blake, James Reese Europe and George Gershwin.


Tickets available from Worcester Live Box Office (01905 611427)

Full £22.00
ESO Friends £20.00
Concessions £18.00
Under 18s £5.00

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