advertisement

'Blind' Boone Ragtime Festival starts Wednesday

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | 5:28 p.m. CDT; updated 11:20 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 8, 2010

COLUMBIA — About 400 to 500 people are expected to buy tickets for the J.W. "Blind" Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, said Lucille Salerno, festival coordinator and MU faculty member.

She said ragtime is "Missouri’s music," and she has high expectations for the turnout.

“The 'raggies' will come out in full force,” said Salerno, referring to fans of the music. She said some will be traveling in from as far as Europe to attend the festival.

The two-day festival features a variety of entertainment — open pianos, cameo appearances, music fairs, seminars and concerts.

Passes for all events are $90, and single tickets to the formal concerts are $25.

The following events are free:

— Wednesday, June 9

  • 11:45 a.m. — Seminar at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts; pianist/composer Reginald Robinson will be showing portions of his documentary on the oral history of ragtime.

—Thursday, June 10

  • 9:30 a.m. — Music Fair at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts
  • 11 a.m. — Seminar at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts; Peter Lundberg will discuss his memoir on ragtime.

The following events require passes:

—Wednesday, June 9

  • 4 p.m. — Virtuosi String Trio, John Davis, Mimi Blais, Frederick Hodges and Adam Swanson at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts
  • 8 p.m. — Morten Gunnar Larsen and the Ophelia Orchestra, with guest artist Butch Thompson at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts

–Thursday, June 10

  • 4 p.m. — Tom Brier, Richard Dowling, John Gill, Dave Majchrzak, Reginald Robinson, Frederick Hodges, Adam Swanson, Terry Waldo and Paul Asaro at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts
  • 8 p.m. — Paul Asaro, John Gill, Adam Swanson, Butch Thompson, Terry Waldo, Richard Dowling and Frederick Hodges: at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements