Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations

13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634
Sept. 9, 2002                                                       

Reference: 02/03: 15                                                               

Contact:  Judy Browning at (562) 907-4216 

Ragtime Ruby Fradkin in

Concert at Whittier College 

WHAT:                        Ruby Fradkin, 12-year-old stride piano player, in concert. 

WHEN:                        8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. 

WHERE:                      The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier

                             (At the corner of Philadelphia St. and Painter Ave.)  

COST:                         $30 for the general public, $25 for senior citizens, and $5 student
                             rush, (one hour prior to the performance.)

ADD:                      When she was 9, Ruby Fradkin began playing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on an old piano in the nursing home where she and her
father were visiting his stepdad.  As she continued to play,
residents of the home gathered round to listen, and an avocation
was born.  Fradkin, who has since made it a mission to play at
such places, is also a concert stride pianist with an extensive


                             She brings this sound to the Shannon Center on Sept. 28, but
she will also perform two outreach concerts on Friday, Sept. 27: 
at 11 a.m., she will perform for hundreds of local elementary
school children in the Shannon Center; and she will perform at
the Alterra Wynwood senior citizens’ home in Whittier from
2–3 p.m.  

INFORMATION:         For tickets and information, call the Shannon Center Box Office                              at 562-907-4203. 

PHOTO:                  A digital photo is available by calling the Whittier College Office
of Public Relations at (562) 907-4216. 

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