Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 7:30pm

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra is the world’s only year-round, professional ensemble re-creating “America’s Original Music” – the syncopated sounds of early musical theater, silent cinema, and vintage dance. The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra came into being as the result of Rick Benjamin’s 1985 discovery of thousands of turn-of-the-century orchestra scores once belonging to Victrola recording star Arthur Pryor. Over the years The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra has been heard on the soundtracks of several motion pictures and television programs. The Orchestra’s audio and video recordings have been widely praised, and considered instrumental in rekindling interest in America’s rich traditions of theater, cinema, and dance orchestra music. With more than 685 screenings across 48 States and 7 countries, PRO is one of the world’s foremost silent film accompanists. From Hollywood to Chicago to New York – PRO leads the way in designing, producing, and performing silent film programs for delighted modern audiences of all ages.        


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The 2017-2018
Proudly Presenting Series...
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LeAnn Rimes
October 7, 2017
7:30 p.m.
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Sons of Serendip
November 4, 2017
7:30 p.m.
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Celtic Angels Christmas
December 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.
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The Diamonds & The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
March 10, 2018    7:30pm
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The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
May 12, 2018
7:30 p.m.
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This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by The National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation.  Further funding has been provided through the generosity of our Sponsors:  Richmond Community Schools, KICKS 96 (WQLK-FM and WHON-AM), Wayne County Foundation, Indiana Public Radio, Community Foundation of Randolph County, Whitewater Broadcasting (1490 WKBV and G101-3 radio, First Bank Richmond, U.S. Bank, Earlham College, Wayne Bank and Trust Co., The Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation, Dr. William H. Toedebusch, Gerald & Gail Dorna, and Reid Health.