ragtime festival

Dancing at the Imperial Ballroom Photo by Judith Goffin

 

October 16-17, 2010

 

 

Fullerton Ragfest Ragtime Dancing and Music Festival

 


RagFest 2010

RagFest 2010 in downtown Fullerton, the Orange County Ragtime Festival,  includes an exciting line-up of soloists, duets, combos, orchestras, vocalists and performers presenting vintage and contemporary ragtime music.

 

The event features Patrick Aranda, Bill Edwards, Andrew Barrett, Bob Pinsker, Mark Allen Jones, Galen Wilkes, the Albany Nightboat Ragtimers.

 

Special events include Youth Forum, a concert of young ragtime pianists; variety-style revue show; and numerous seminars. Festival Headquarters is Steamers Jazz Club, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton.

 

Info from 2009: Cost: $60 for all-weekend pass, $25 for daytime programs, $20 for Sat. night revue show (all tickets $5 higher at the door). 20% off for groups of 10 or more. Children 15 and under admitted free with paid parent or guardian. Tickets & info: (714) 680-6684 or www.ragfest.com.

 

Location: Downtown Fullerton. Festival HQ and ticket registration is Steamers Jazz Club, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton. Venues include Mo’s Music Store, the Imperial Ballroom and Osborne Auditorium (Fullerton Public Library).

When: Oct. 16-17, 2010 Sat. 11 am to 5 p.m.; Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. noon to 5 p.m.


Featuring the weekend entertainment of:
THE ALBANY NIGHTBOAT RAGTIMERS, PATRICK ARANDA, ANDREW BARRETT, NAN BOSTICK, SHIRLEY CASE, JARED DIBARTOLOMEO, BILL EDWARDS, HELIOTROPE RAGTIME ORCHESTRA, VINCENT JOHNSON, BRAD KAY, CARL SONNY LEYLAND,ERIC MARCHESE, ERIKA C. MILLER, BILL MITCHELL, BOB PINSKER, ALAN THOMPSON, JR., THOSE SYNCOPATING SONGBIRDS, and IAN AND REGINA WHITCOMB


Performers from the past:

Individuals:

Andrew Barrett, Nan Bostick, Shirley Case, Jared DiBartolomeo, Bill Edwards, Doug Haise,

Vincent Johnson, Sonny Leyland, Eric Marchese, Erika C. Miller, Bill Mitchell, Bob Pinsker,

Frank Sano, Alan Thompson.

Groups:

Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra.

Dance master:

Richard Dureeu the way. Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain and you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today. And then one day you find ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.




About Ragtime


If you don't know what ragtime is, the music is lively and toe-tapping. First introduced at the turn of the 20th century, the genre was made popular and is still associated with pianist Scott Joplin, who was known as the King of Ragtime. Truly an American music creation, ragtime was the predecessor to jazz. It was an extremely popular dance music, so at any ragtime event you will likely see people dancing to the sounds of the concerts or shows. 

 

For those who understand music, it is written 2/4 or 4/4 time meter and is called "rag" if composed in this style, and as a musical genre, the effect that can be applied to any meter. Syncopated melodies with accentuated beat move listeners to the music. Musicians can convert songs into ragtime by changing the time values of the melodic notes, thus "ragging" the song.


 

 

 

 

 

 


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