Two tickets to see Tom Roberts and the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra, Sunday, November 24, 2:00 PM at Lincoln Hall in Foxburg, PA. The Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra returns to Lincoln Hall with delightful program host Tom Roberts providing commentary on the roots of Ragtime and its unique connection to Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania.
Tom has performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Statler Brothers Show on TNN and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. He was the featured pianist at the International Stride Piano Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, 2001 and 2009. Tom was the pianist for Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks in New York City (recent Grammy winners for the soundtrack to Boardwalk Empire) and the pianist and musical director for Leon Redbone for six years.
Formed in 2013, The Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra takes its name from Allegheny City, known today as Pittsburgh’s North Side. The orchestra is dedicated to restoring the lost history of the ragtime era in Pittsburgh. The ensemble will perform recently rediscovered compositions by Pittsburgh composers from the turn of the 20th century. These works have not been heard in almost 100 years… around the time of the founding of Lincoln Hall by the Fox family in nearby Foxburg.
Before the Thanksgiving holiday, what could be more American Apple Pie than feeling the “ragged” rhythms of Ragtime that uplifted the spirits of a generation a hundred years ago – and that most likely was performed a hundred years ago in Lincoln Hall in Foxburg, founded in 1909 by the Fox family (which date is seen at the top of the stage proscenium).
Leave refreshed and ready for the holidays with a spring in your step, having enjoyed this delightful program with your family and friends, which received rave reviews on its last performance for ARCA in 2014 and everywhere it has been performed.
42 South Palmer Street
Foxburg, PA 16036
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