About Andrew Greene
Andrew Greene is one of the leading authorities on orchestral ragtime and silent film accompaniment in the United States. He is the Founder, Conductor, and Director of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, "the premier American Ragtime ensemble" as hailed by the Washington Post, dedicated to preserving and performing America's original popular music: Ragtime. Mr. Greene founded the orchestra while a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, hoping to draw attention to this neglected but historically-important music.
He is the curator of the Johnny Maddox, Arthur C. Ziegler, E.J. McBride, Louis H. Burns, Katherine Lingham, and Palm Leaf Ragtime Orchestra collections, along with his own personal collection of orchestrated ragtime, jazz, piano solos, and records. The collection totals over 15,000 selections of music from 1862 to 1950, including ragtime, theatre selections, dance music, and silent film scores.
In addition to his work with the PRSO, Mr. Greene maintains an active career as pianist and musicologist.
He has appeared such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution, The American Film Institute, and the Library of Congress, and frequently lectures and performs with his orchestra and in solo piano concerts across the United States. Most recently, he has appeared at the West Coast Ragtime Festival, The Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, and at other events.
Mr. Greene appeared as guest conductor for the South Dakota Symphony Chamber Orchestra in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in September of 2013, the Fremont Symphony Orchestra in March of 2017, and the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis in 2021.
He is currently researching historic orchestral accompaniment of silent films, the music of Baltimore composer James Hubert "Eubie" Blake, orchestrated ragtime, and other topics.
Mr. Greene resides in Rockhill Furnace, PA, home of the historic East Broad Top Railroad. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (www.grammy.org). His orchestra's website is: www.peacherineragtime.com
Recordings: Rivermont Records
2010 - present
2010 - present