Music’s history safe at the Strater

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Music’s history safe at the Strater

Hotel to host inaugural Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival
Adam Swanson rehearses in a music room at Fort Lewis College on Monday in preparation for this weekend’s inaugural Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival.
Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival

All venues are located in the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Tickets are sold for single events, single day and the full weekend, with couples, student and senior discounts available. Visit www.durangoragtimefestival.com for the full pricing schedule.



Today



10:30 a.m. – “Vitaphone Vaudeville” short musical films of the ’20s and ’30s with Adam Swanson, Pullman Room.

1:30 p.m. – Dance lessons taught by Suzy DiSanto, Henry Strater Theatre.

3 p.m. – “Railroad Ragtime,” Oak Room.



30 Minute Sessions, Oak Room.



4 p.m. – Lacey Black.

4:30 p.m. – Daniel Rottenberg.

5 p.m. – Hoyle Osborne.

7:30 p.m. – Ragtime Sampler Concert featuring Danny Coots, Bill Edwards, Will Perkins, Martin Spitznagel, Adam Swanson and Ian and Regina Whitcomb, Henry Strater Theatre.

9:30 p.m. – After Hours Party, Diamond Belle Saloon.



Saturday



10:30 a.m. – “Ragtime and the Disney Paradigm,” symposium with Bill Edwards, Pullman Room.



30 Minute Sessions, Oak Room.



11:30 a.m. – Daniel Rottenberg.

Noon – Hoyle Osborne.

12:30 p.m. – Lacey Black.

1:30 p.m. – Silent film comedies with live piano music by Adam Swanson and Bill Edwards, Henry Strater Theatre.

3:30 p.m. – “I Love a Piano” concert; First Act: Bill Edwards, Will Perkins, and Martin Spitznagel. Second Act: The Whitcomb-Swanson-Coots Trio Presents “I Love a Piano,” Henry Strater Theatre.

7:30 p.m. – Pianos on Fire Concert featuring Bill Edwards, Will Perkins, Martin Spitznagel and Adam Swanson. Finale: Adam Swanson and Dr. Lisa Campi Walters perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” on two pianos, Henry Strater Theatre.

9:30 p.m. – After Hours Party, Diamond Belle Saloon.



Sunday



9:30 a.m. – Farewell Brunch with impromptu performances, Diamond Belle Saloon.



VENUES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Music’s history safe at the Strater

Adam Swanson rehearses in a music room at Fort Lewis College on Monday in preparation for this weekend’s inaugural Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival.
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