December 5, Andrew Greene’s Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra plays Buster Keaton
In his right hand, Andrew Greene lofts a conductor’s baton. In his left, a DVD remote. The 19-year-old University of Maryland civil engineering major lives in the 21st century, but he longs for the 20th.
Compressing time, he is conducting the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra in rehearsal of its original score to Cops, Buster Keaton’s silent 1922 classic.
The orchestra is Greene’s tribute to an entertainment form that died away nearly seven decades before he was born.