Highfield Hall and Gardens: JazzFest Falmouth Lecture with Robert Wyatt
October 12, 2013
In this combined lecture and piano recital, Robert Wyatt guides you through the development of ragtime. Although ragtime was first heard at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, it took another seven years for the new syncopated music to become the rage of the new century. By 1917, ragtime, as well as its most famous composer, Scott Joplin, had died. Learn more about the composers, their unique styles, the new dances created, and the ecstatic energy generated by ragtime music. Mr. Wyatt will perform the works of Scott Joplin including The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, Solace, Sunflower Slow Drag as well The Grateful Ghost Rag of William Bolcom. $25/ $20 members. More at highfieldhall.org.