Rags to Riches: Kansas City Celebrates the Music of Scott Joplin

TurpinTyme Ragsters (The)

Performed by the TurpinTyme Ragsters, Kansas City's premier Ragtime ensemble, Rags to Riches is a lively program about the Ragtime music of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Best defined by musician Scott Joplin, Ragtime was a musical and cultural phenomenon that came from the African-American society of the urban South and Midwest. With its syncopated energy, Ragtime music was America's first original classic art form that became popular on a national level and influenced every significant American music form that followed.


To hear an example of the sound of The TurpinTyme Ragsters please watch the short video below.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or  by email at booknow@kcya.org.


Grade Levels: K,1,2,3,4,5

Fees: $568 single, $864 double / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 250 students

Availability: Year-round

Program Length: 45 minutes

Teacher Guide: Rags to Riches TPG

Requirements: Four chairs

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