Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
Travel back to the early 1900s with the thrilling sounds of Scott Joplin, "King of Ragtime Writers" and his ingenious cohorts, as they invent "America's Original Music." The USA begins her love affairs with automobiles and electricity, flying machines take to the sky, and vaudeville creates American idols.
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (PRO) came about as a result of Director Rick Benjamin's 1985 discovery of thousands of turn of the century music scores. In 1988 PRO made its formal debut in Lincoln Center at the Alice Tully Hall. Since then, PRO has appeared in countless venues, including the Ravinia Festival, Smithsonian Institute, New York's Chautauqua, and American Dance Festival.
Over the years, PRO has been heard on many soundtracks of motion pictures and television programs. Walt Disney has relied on PRO's recordings for the outdoor theme music heard on Main Street, USA at Disneyland, Disney World, and Disneyland Parks.
Verona Area Performing Arts Center (Verona, WI USA) (View)
300 Richard Street
Verona, WI 53593
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|