Scott Joplin (1868-1917)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer, and other rags

Fun Facts

  • Joplin is commonly referred to as the “King of Ragtime.”
  • Along with the dozens of ragtime pieces that he is more commonly famous for, he also wrote two operas and a ballet suite.
  • Joplin’s music became somewhat forgotten after he died because of the increased popularity of Jazz. His music became popular again in the 1970’s after it began being used in movies.

Get to know Joplin in this video by Columbus Symphony Concertmaster Joanna Frankel!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Joplin’s Music

  • None at this time

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