Celebrating America's
Musical Heritage

Ragtime Extravaganza on January 21st at Ann Arbor's historic Michigan Theater!

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Cultural Harmonies: The River Raisin Ragtime Revue Performs the Music of Reginald R. Robinson

Mar 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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Don’t miss this tremendous partnership and project, involving MacArthur Genius Reginald R. Robinson, the River Raisin Ragtime Revue, R4 Music Director Emeritus William Hayes and Eastern Michigan University. Additional collaborators include the Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor Educational Foundation and Detroit Public Television and local schools.

Saturday, March 25 2017 the River Raisin Ragtime Revue will present a concert of Robinson’s original compositions, orchestrated by Hayes, at beautiful Pease Auditorium on the EMU campus (8pm). The concert will be recorded for a new CD. This project is particularly significant in that it is thought to be the first time a new collection of ragtime works composed and orchestrated by African Americans has been issued, since the ragtime era. Detroit Public Television will document the project for its program “Detroit Performs.”

Prior to the performance, R4 will partner with EMU students in workshops that discuss the compositions, as well as performance preparation and techniques. EMU students have also been invited to assist in the recording process.

As part of the Cultural Harmonies project, R4 will sponsor Mr. Robinson’s appearance at two local cultural institutions. On Wednesday, March 22, Mr. Robinson will appear with the folk trio of San, Emily and Jacob to perform ragtime and discuss the diverse elements that came together in the creation of our nation’s original popular music. This performance/lecture will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor. Mr. Robinson will also perform a concert for area youth with the rap group The Black Opera at Ann Arbor’s Neutral Zone on Thursday, March 23. More information on these two appearances will be available soom.

Tickets for the March 25 Pease Auditorium concert can be purchased in person with no fee at the following Eastern Michigan University locations:

EMU Convocation Center 10 am to 5 pm Mon – Fri

EMU Student Center 1 pm to 9 pm Mon – Fri

EMU Quirk Theatre 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm Mon – Fri.

Tickets are also available by calling 734-487-2282

This project is made possible with support from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Pease Auditorium, Ypsilanti Michigan