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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, Ann Arbor District Library 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 major 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 local cultural institutions. On Wednesday, March 22, Mr. Robinson will appear at the Ann Arbor District Library main branch for a performance/lecture. This presentation is at 7pm and is free to the public. Mr. Robinson will also perform a concert for area youth at Ann Arbor’s Neutral Zone on Thursday, March 23 at 6pm. This performance, entitled “From Ragtime to Rap: Black Music in America,” partners Robinson with local rapper Jamall Bufford. Reginald Robinson will also be performing at local senior centers and schools during his residency.

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 and are available at the door.

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