Join Sean Flsean flemingeming and his 8-piece Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra for the “Real Ragtime Concert,” a collection of classic, early 20th century Rag tunes, on Friday, July 18th at 7PM. Performed in the original styles and tempos rarely heard today, the concert will feature compositions by Confrey, Hayden, Joplin, Lamb, Marshall, Morton, Scott, and Shepherd. Included will be several works from the “Red Back Book,” a collection of Ragtime orchestral arrangements published in the early 1900s. Upbeat favorites such as Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” and “The Easy Winners” will be mixed with slower pieces such as Lamb’s “Ragtime Nightingale” and Joplin’s “Solace.” The piano solo “Jelly Roll Blues,” an early jazz piece, will be played, as well as the novelty piano piece “DizzyFingers,” which is played as fast as its title would indicate. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages!

The Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra consists of the very talented musicians Chuck McGregor, bass; David DeBolt, bassoon; Mitch Kihn, clarinet; Allen Millett, drums; Linda Brunner, flute; Carolyn MacDonald, violin; and Sean Fleming, piano. Come and celebrate summer in the beautiful RFA Lakeside Theater, nestled in the heart of the Rangeley Lakes Region. Tickets are an affordable $15. Tickets are available at Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce on 6 Park Road and at the door.