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Ragtime: The Symphonic Concert

Boston Pops

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

The Boston Pops performs Ragtime: The Symphonic Concert, prepared by the original creators Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty especially for the Pops. Based on the 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime weaves together the stories of three intersecting groups in the U.S. in the early 20th century: Eastern European immigrants, the African American community in Harlem, and an upper-class white family. Together, they confront history’s timeless tensions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair.

Keith Lockhart, conductor
Jason Danieley, Stage Director
Wendall Harrington, projection designer
Alton Fitzgerald White (Coalhouse Walker Jr.)
Elizabeth Stanley (Mother)
John Cariani (Tateh)
Nikki Renée Daniels (Sarah)
David Harris (Father)
A.J. Shively (Mother’s Younger Brother)
Klea Blackhurst (Emma Goldman)

Content warning: This concert version of Ragtime contains disturbing depictions of racism, as well as sound effects of explosions and gunshots, which may be uncomfortable for some guests.

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Performance Details

May 12, 2023, 8:00pm EDT

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