We're happy to say that it's been a year since OCRS was able to put the pandemic behind us and start scheduling and having performances. We want to thank those venues that helped us get back on our feet and want to let the public know that we're always on the lookout for new locations that have a piano and are receptive to hosting us.
Thanks also to the many ragtime musicians who have made it possible for us to provide this singular live music. Many were already part of OCRS and RagFest prior to 2020, but quite a few new performers have emerged since then. And finally, thanks to all of you for continuing to come out whenever you're able.
Some of you are wondering about RagFest. Nothing is scheduled yet, but we'll be sure to get the word out as soon as circumstances allow a reboot of this annual event.
We've had a total of twelve OCRS musicales in the New Era, and to say they've been remarkable would be to understate. The latest was in May, so click the link below to read about it, and then click the others to get the details of some extraordinary concerts!
June 2022 OCRS Report
July 2022 OCRS Report
August 2022 OCRS Report
September 2022 OCRS Report
October 2022 OCRS Report
November 2022 OCRS Report
December 2022 OCRS Report
January 2023 OCRS Report
February 2023 OCRS Report
March 2023 OCRS Report
April 2023 OCRS Report
We also had a great time presenting three ragtime concerts at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda - the first in September 2022, the second in October 2022 and the most recent one in January 2023.
The Orange County Ragtime Society is honored to be providing the performers for two upcoming hour-long concerts at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA, at 2 pm on June 4, 2023 and then again on July 9. See the linked page for the performers slated to appear at this wonderful venue! As always, admission and parking are free to the public!
Here are the details of our next OCRS meet:
When: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Start time: 2:00 pm (and we’ll probably wrap up around 4:30 or 4:45).
Where: Spice Social, 138 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
[By the way, if you ever attended OCRS meets in the past, that address will seem familar - Spice Social is indeed on the site of what for years was Steamers, in the heart of downtown Fullerton!] Map of OCRS Location for June 2023 (Spice Social, Fullerton CA)
Our OCRS events are FREE to the public. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you know who loves this kind of music and has missed having it all this time. No RSVP is required – just be there if you can, and if not, stay tuned for more posts about future upcoming performances.
Wishing you all a happy 2023, and looking forward to seeing you again soon!