TSO at the Drive-In: Kings of Ragtime

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster or in-person at the CityView Drive-In Box Office, located at 20 Polson St., starting at 5:30pm on October 7.

One of the building-blocks of jazz, ragtime exploded in popularity at the turn of the 20th century in America and around the world. The undisputed King of Ragtime was composer Scott Joplin, whose syncopated standards—including the ever-popular “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer”—provide the steady beat to this toe-tapping (preferably away from the gas pedal) program, which also features lively works by Jelly Roll Morton, George Gershwin, and others.

This concert is 60–75 minutes in length and will feature approximately 25 musicians from the Orchestra.

View the CityView Drive-In map.

Per-concert Pricing:*
Price Level 1 (Rows A–F): $200 per car
Price Level 2 (Rows G–P): $140 per car
Price Level 3 (Rows Q–T): $80 per car 

*Tickets are sold per vehicle. Occupancy maximum is based on vehicle type (there must be a seatbelt for each passenger). All published ticket prices include HST. There is a $5.00 Facility Fee that will be charged per vehicle (including HST) for concerts at CityView Drive-In. There is a service charge of $6.00 per vehicle (including HST) on all phone orders for non-subscribers. All sales are final, and there are no refunds or cancellations. For further information or assistance, please contact Patron Services at 416.598.3375.

We want all our patrons to stay healthy and safe when attending TSO concerts and events.

  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Please wear face coverings when you’re outside your car or parking space, when visiting restrooms or anywhere else on site.
  • Please follow posted health and safety guidelines.
  • Remain at least two (2) metres apart from other patrons at all times.
  • Do not gather in groups; please keep to your “social circle”.

For more answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the CityView Drive-In FAQ page.

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Kings of Ragtime

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster or in-person at the CityView Drive-In Box Office, located at 20 Polson St., starting at 5:30pm on October 7.

One of the building-blocks of jazz, ragtime exploded in popularity at the turn of the 20th century in America and around the world. The undisputed King of Ragtime was composer Scott Joplin, whose syncopated standards—including the ever-popular “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer”—provide the steady beat to this toe-tapping (preferably away from the gas pedal) program, which also features lively works by Jelly Roll Morton, George Gershwin, and others.

This concert is 60–75 minutes in length and will feature approximately 25 musicians from the Orchestra.

View the CityView Drive-In map.

Per-concert Pricing:*
Price Level 1 (Rows A–F): $200 per car
Price Level 2 (Rows G–P): $140 per car
Price Level 3 (Rows Q–T): $80 per car 

*Tickets are sold per vehicle. Occupancy maximum is based on vehicle type (there must be a seatbelt for each passenger). All published ticket prices include HST. There is a $5.00 Facility Fee that will be charged per vehicle (including HST) for concerts at CityView Drive-In. There is a service charge of $6.00 per vehicle (including HST) on all phone orders for non-subscribers. All sales are final, and there are no refunds or cancellations. For further information or assistance, please contact Patron Services at 416.598.3375.

We want all our patrons to stay healthy and safe when attending TSO concerts and events.

  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Please wear face coverings when you’re outside your car or parking space, when visiting restrooms or anywhere else on site.
  • Please follow posted health and safety guidelines.
  • Remain at least two (2) metres apart from other patrons at all times.
  • Do not gather in groups; please keep to your “social circle”.

For more answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the CityView Drive-In FAQ page.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm

Performers

Gordon Gerrard
conductor

Program

Clarence & Spencer Williams/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “Royal Garden Blues”

Scott Joplin/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “Maple Leaf Rag”

Scott Joplin/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “The Entertainer”

Scott Joplin/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “Solace”

Scott Joplin/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “Sunflower Slow Drag”

W. C. Handy/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “St. Louis Blues”

George Gershwin/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “Rialto Ripples”  

George Gershwin/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “Novelette in Fourths”

Scott Joplin/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “The Cascades”

Scott Joplin/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “Bethena, A Concert Waltz”

Jelly Roll Morton: “Grandpa’s Spells”

James P. Johnson/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “The Charleston”

Jelly Roll Morton/arr. Jeff Tyzik: “King Porter Stomp”

Venue

CityView Drive-In

20 Polson St.
Toronto, ON
M5A 1A4

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