Odyssey to Present the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble

On Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 4 p.m., the Howard County Concert Odyssey will present the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City.  The concert will be held in-person and a live-stream option is also available.

Peabody Ragtime Ensemble concerts are a quirky, joyous potpourri of American music ranging from about 1890 to 1950, spanning a variety of early jazz styles including ragtime, Dixieland, big band, swing and novelty tunes, usually interspersed with a few choice vocals in each set.

The audience may hear a tribute to Satchmo, complete with white hanky, or a scat scale à la Ella Fitzgerald. If you blink your eyes, you can imagine yourself in a Second Line on Bourbon Street or kicking back at the Cotton Club. For a brief suspension of time, America’s musical heroes—legends like Scott Joplin and Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington and Count Basie—come to life on the concert stage.

The tunes are placed in their historical context, usually accompanied by “edu-taining” anecdotes revealing obscure details about the composer, the piece and the era—delivered with wit and charm. The selections feature various band members in solo and ensemble roles, offering a showcase for their individual talents and providing a variety of textures, genres and styles in the course of a single concert.

To purchase tickets – either in-person or live-stream, visit the Events & Tickets page on our website, www.hococo.org.  The live-stream link will be emailed to live-stream patrons 24 hours before the start of the concert.

Please note, in compliance with the requirements of St. John’s Church, face masks must be worn during the in-person performance.

About Howard County Concert Odyssey

The Odyssey’s mission is to enhance and enrich the musical experiences of all citizens in the greater community through a broad selection of diverse music themes, artistic formats, and venues.  HCCO seeks to provide Howard County and the Central Maryland region with a range of music spanning the Baroque era up to the present, including the promotion and performance of new music by living composers. Through partnerships with other arts organizations, HCCO works to provide a unique mix of music, dance, and theater.