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Ragtime Pianist And Actress Set Sail On 'Titanic: A Musical Journey'


With the rhythms of ragtime, the White Star Orchestra entertained passengers on the Titanic as it set sail in April of 1912. The music continued as the great ship hit an iceberg and sank into the North Atlantic Ocean; not a single musician survived.

Barbara Chronowski, who played a first-class passenger in the film, "Titanic," and ragtime pianist, Adam Swanson, have created a musical journey aboard the Titanic, using music, film, photos, narration and more.

Chronowski and Swanson join Insight host Beth Ruyak with more about this new project and Swanson's original Titanic Rag.

"Titanic: A Musical Journey" will be performed at the Stokes Music Studios & Event Center in El Dorado Hills on May 4 and May 11.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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