||10th Annual Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival|
3rd Annual Ragtime Institute
Festival: July 18-22, 2002
Institute: July 22-24, 2002
This was our Best Year
EVER!! Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success!
We are pleased to announce the triumphant return of the Rocky Mountain
Ragtime Festival and Institute!
Description of events
Reaffirming our commitment to quality and diverse programming, the
2002 Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival will again be held at Boulder's
Unity Church, one of the finest concert venues anywhere, with
performances in the great hall upstairs and symposia and workshops in
the lecture hall downstairs. You'll find everything you need,
including the Ragtime Store, under one roof!
The 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival will host the following
concerts and events:
Plus...downstairs in the lecture hall at Unity Church there will be a
historical presentation by Trebor Tichenor, a Creole Rhythm Workshop
by Frank French, a program on Ragtime and Marching Bands by George
Foreman, and another of our popular Ragtime Orientations from the
faculty of the Ragtime Institute.
- Mimi Blais - the pianistic ragtime virtuoso from Quebec, who
thrilled our audiences at the 1995 festival.
DeChiaro - a classical guitarist who has recorded the complete
works of Joplin.
Eggers - besides being an accomplished pianist, he is also an
expert string bass player.
French - a pianist who espouses the Creole Tradition of the
melting pot of cultures in the music of the New World, especially that
of the United States, the Caribbean and Brazil.
Keenan - a major Minnesota composer and performer of Ragtime music
of the past and present.
Kirby (festival director) - pianist who specializes in distinctly
American musical styles which include Classic Ragtime, New Ragtime,
Creole Music and Terra Verde.
- Mont Alto Ragtime and Tango
Orchestra - a five to seven piece chamber ensemble that recreates
the small orchestras that were popular in America from 1890 through
- Sophie Rivard - an exciting violinist from Quebec.
Thomas Roberts - composer-pianist, writer and visual artist, he
has been hailed by many as New Ragtime's leading figure.
Rummel - a tireless promoter of Ragtime as well as a performer and
- St. Louis Ragtimers
- Trebor Tichenor - a thoroughly seasoned ragtime pianist, a
world class collector of Ragtime sheet music and piano rolls, a major
recording artist specializing in folk Ragtime, co-founder of the
St. Louis Ragtimers and Ragtime Review, editor of Ragtime Rarities and
Ragtime Rediscoveries, and co-author of Rags and Ragtime.
- Virginia Tichenor - a pianist who studied music at the St. Louis
Community Association for the Arts and took advanced training from
concert pianist, John Phillips.
Main venue: Boulder's Unity Church at 2855 Folsom (SW corner of
Folsom and Valmont, click here for
Official hotel and location of the afterburner: Ramada Inn at 800
28th Street (north of Baseline off of 28th Street service road, click
here for directions).
Monday night concert: Chris Finger Pianos, 101 2nd
Avenue in Niwot, Colorado (a few miles outside of Boulder, click here for
Institute venue: Imig
Music Building at the College of Music on the University of Colorado campus in
The after-hours festivities, as well as the Ragtime brunch, will be
held at the Ramada Inn. The Rocky Mountain Festival is pleased to
announce a special group rate for rooms at the Ramada Inn during the
Festival. We endorse the following:
||Ramada Inn - Boulder
||800 28th Street
||Boulder, CO 80303
Rates are single/double - $89 (each additional person -
$6). Reservations must be made prior to June 1, 2002 to ensure this
group rate. Ask for the "Rocky Mountain Ragtime Rate."
Other nearby hotels include:
Best Western Boulder Inn (next door to the Ramada Inn)
Super 8 Motel Boulder (very close to Ramada)
A call to the Boulder Chamber
of Commerce will bring you a more complete list of accommodations:
303-442-1044. Remember, Boulder is an extremely attractive tourist
destination in July, so advance reservations at any hotel or motel are
Ticket order form
Here's a description of the various types of packages you can purchase
for the festival:
||The Festival Package is our best bargain, and will admit you to
all festival events except the Sunday Ragtime Brunch and the
Ragtime Institute. (The Institute is a separate event from the
||An All-Day/Evening Package will admit you to all daytime and
evening events on friday or Saturday. Tickets are also available for
just the daytime events, or just the evening concerts. (See the ticket order form.)
|Sunday Ragtime Brunch
||This event will include a brunch buffet and lots of music in an
intimate atmosphere. It sells out every year, so get your tickets
early! (This event is not part of the Festival Package.)
A ticket order form can be found here. Fill it out
and mail or fax it to:
Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival
P.O. Box 96
Niwot, CO 80544
The Third Annual Ragtime Institute is sponsored jointly by the Rocky
Mountain Ragtime Festival and the American Music Research Center. It
will be held Monday-Wednesday, July 22-24, 2002 at the Imig
Music Building, College
of Music, on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.
Classes, lessons, and lectures on ragtime music are designed to help
younger musicians establish a foothold in the art, as well as to help
more experienced performers broaden their knowledge and background in
the medium. (It is also possible to simply "observe" the Institute
sessions, for a reduced fee, without participating, and learn a lot
about playing ragtime.) Classes and lectures will cover topics such as
form, style, and performance practice. Resources from the College of
Music's American Research Center will be available, and techniques for
research will be presented. Institute instructors include Frank
French, William Kearns, Scott Kirby, and David Thomas Roberts.
To receive a registration form, please send inquiries to the address below. Address any questions to Scott
Kirby, the Institute Director, at (208) 263-6867.
How to contact us
For more information about the Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival, or to
have your name added to our mailing list:
Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival
P.O. Box 96
Niwot, CO 80544
Information updated September 18, 2002