The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, based in Annapolis, MD, is “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by the Washington Post, and is rapidly becoming the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the United States. Formed by young virtuoso Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland in 2010, the PRSO recreates the syncopated stylings from a bygone era – ragtime, musical theater, dance selections, and silent film accompaniment – all performed off of the original turn-of-the-century orchestral scores. The ensemble is primarily composed of young musicians, age 35 and below, and has been widely praised for their work preserving and performing America’s musical past.
Peacherine has appeared at leading venues including The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, The American Film Institute, state-of-the-art performing arts centers, historic theaters, colleges, universities, and concert associations. Frequently PRSO’s work has been featured in documentaries, online video, and is heard on radio and podcast programs across the United States, including Hot Jazz Saturday Night (WAMU 88.5, Washington DC), Ragtime America (KGNU 88.5, Boulder, CO), and Rapidly Rotating Records (KISL 88.7, Catalina Island, CA).
The PRSO records for Rivermont Records, whose three albums, Elite Syncopations, Step With Pep and That Teasin’ Rag have been called “first class”, “wonderful, toe tapping fun”, and “the most satisfying ragtime orchestra collections available.” Their website is www.peacherineragtime.com.
The premier American ragtime ensemble. - The Washington Post
The PRSO preserves a unique cultural experience. - The Severna Park Voice
They are, quite simply, one of the finest ragtime orchestras in the world. -
The best ragtime orchestra I think you'll hear. - Rob Bamberger, Hot Jazz Saturday
What Mr. Greene and company prove above all else is that ragtime, like the classical
music that preceded it and the jazz age which soon followed, is best heard live. - The
University of Maryland
Andrew Greene's PRSO was amazing. - Culpeper Star Exponent
The show was truly fantastic, adored by young and old. Levoy Theatre, Millville NJ