TSO On Demand: Kings of Ragtime

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 program. Conducted by Regina Symphony Orchestra Music Director Gordon Gerrard and hosted by TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, this concert 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. Learn more about the TSO On Demand series.

Performance Details

Available Monday, November 2, 2020–Sunday, November 8, 2020


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”


Gordon Gerrard, conductor

Steven Reineke, host

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