ANNOUNCEMENT: Joplin Celebration, New York, 14 May 2011
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Scott Joplin, who is interred at St. Michael's Cemetery in
), is celebrated each May with a free, outdoor concert at the cemetery.
This year's concert, May 14, 2 p.m., will feature Dan Levinson's
six-piece Canary Cottage Dance Orchestra, an ensemble that specializes in
music of the ragtime years, and the Victrolian Vaudeville Barbershop
Quartet. Among the selections performed by the quartet will be Joplin's
first publication, the song "Please Say You Will" (1895).
Though the song was published originally for single voice and piano,
Joplin had performed it with his own Texas Medley Quartette. This year's
performance will recreate what Joplin had envisioned and will be the
song's first quartet rendition in 116 years.
At 1:15, if the chapel is available prior to the concert, I will give a
PowerPoint presentation on Joplin.