Monday, April 30, 2007
Scott Joplin memorial concert and lecture
On May 12, the third annual Scott Joplin Memorial Concert will be held at St. Michael's Cemetery in East Elmhurst, NY. At 12:15, Edward Berlin will give a lecture on Joplin, ragtime, and the opera Treemonisha. The concert starts at 1 pm, with performances by Terry Waldo (piano), Howard Alden (banjo), Orange Kellin (clarinet), and members of the choir of the Presbyterian Church of St. Alban's. The choir had staged Treemonisha at York College, and will perform selections. The day concludes with a memorial ceremony at Joplin's gravesite, presided by Reverend Edward Davis. There will also be free barbecue and ale. This sounds like a great opportunity for a meaningful musical and spiritual experience.