Austin Symphony Orchestra presents Ragtime Kings

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Austin Symphony Orchestra's Butler Pops Series presents Ragtime Kings, where viewers can enjoy Ragtime-era favorites virtually, including iconic music by Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton.

New Orleans is the birthplace of Ragtime, and Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and W.C.  Handy are the musical innovators who created the exciting, joyous and sophisticated melodies which became the foundation for jazz and popular music of the past century. The great music of the Ragtime era is a combination of early Blues mixed with French march music and classical song forms that influenced many other musicians including George Gershwin whose early compositions are featured in this special concert.

There will be step out features for clarinet, trombone and trumpet soloists. Songs include "The Entertainer," "Maple Leaf Rag," "King Porter Stomp," "St. Louis Blues," and "Rialto Ripples."

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This is a virtual event.