Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
Travel back to the early 1900s to cheer and hiss at three ghostly silent films paired with the original historic orchestral scores– Buster Keaton in The Haunted House (1921), Laurel and Hardy in Habeus Corpus (1928), and Charlie Chaplin in One A.M. (1916).
Between the films, enjoy the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century as played by Peacherine, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and more! Come in costume and join a parade timed with the ragtime music! Prizes for participants, young and young -at- heart; sponsored by Once Upon a Time Toys, Stowe; Jericho Village Gifts and Tailoring, Jericho; and Enigma, Stowe. Fun for the whole family!
The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by the Washington Post. Formed by conductor Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland in 2010, the Orchestra recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era – ragtime, theater, and dance music, along with underscoring classic silent films using the original orchestral scores.