The evening, entitled Riches to Rags, will feature works by William Bolcom, Anthony Barrese, Dmitri Shostakovich and Igor Stravinsky. The concert will also include world premieres by Michael Starobin, Steve Kenyon, David Chesky and Joshua Rosenblum, the group's founder and conductor. "Lots of contemporary classical composers, from Stravinsky to Bolcom, have been captivated by ragtime, and have written pieces that subvert, transform, or simply pay homage to the genre," stated Rosenblum. "I thought it would be fun to put several of those pieces together on a program. That, plus we're performing four world premieres. It should be very exciting."
The Pit Stop Players include Ed Matthew, woodwinds; Steve Kenyon, woodwinds; Chris Jaudes, trumpet; Wayne Goodman, trombone; Dan Culpepper, horn; Robin Zeh, violin; Paul Woodiel, violin; Alissa Smith, viola; Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, cello; Garah Landes, piano; Jeff Carney, bass; Scott Kuney, guitar; and Greg Landes, percussion.
Second Presbyterian Church is located at 6 W. 96th St. at Central Park West. Tickets are priced $25 ($15 for students with ID) at the door. Visit http://rosenblummusic.com/pitstop.html for more information.