The Developmental Concert

In summer 2016, a concert featuring a selection of songs from Ragtime was presented on Ellis Island for an invited audience. As the first step in sharing these stories with a wider audience, this one night only event served both as an introduction to the site-specific concept, and as an opportunity to live out the narrative of Ragtime on this meaningful site.

Ragtime is based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, and features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.

August 8, 2016

This performance was presented by Suzanne Friedman.

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Created 2016 by Ragtime on Ellis Island

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Footage from The Library of Congress Archives

Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24July1903; H33775.
Camera, Alfred C. Abadie.
Photographed July 9, 1903.