ROCKPORT — Premiering in 2019 at the Camden Opera House, the Glenn Jenks Ragtime Revue returns Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. to the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. The Ragtime Revue celebrates the life and music of the late composer and pianist Glenn Jenks through music, dance and song from the ragtime and early jazz era.

Jenks was a pianist, composer and music historian from Camden, whose music is still performed and recorded around the world today. Jenks was a founding member of several Ragtime Festivals for more than three decades and producer of the annual “Harvest Ragtime Revue” at the Camden Opera House, as well as the “New Vaudeville Revival.” An ornithologist and botany specialist of roses, Jenks conducted several tours of local gardens in the Camden area.

Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick.

This year’s Revue features piano duo and husband and wife team Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi performing 4-hand stride and ragtime piano. Trick and Alderighi have toured the world performing together, presenting master classes and live streaming private concerts. Trick is regarded as one of the world’s leading stride pianists.

Recipients of the Glenn Jenks “Future in Music” Prize sponsored by the Ragtime Revue Scholarship and presented at the annual Bay Chamber “Young Stars of Maine Prize Program” will also take the stage. Seventeen-year-old 2019 prize recipient and award-winning fiddler Owen Kennedy will perform traditional Scottish selections. Kennedy has performed all over the world from the East Coast to the West Coast to the Shetland Islands and is the 2022 New England Regional Open Scottish Fiddle Champion and the 2021 Junior US National Scottish Fiddle Champion. Eighteen-year-old 2022 prize recipient and internationally award winning Mavy Le from Gorham will also perform electric violin selections.

Soprano Erin Chenard.

This year’s Ragtime Revue features the classical ragtime works of Glenn Jenks. The Halcyon String Quartet featuring Sophie and Josie Davis on violin, Nora Willauer on cello and Collin Wheatley on viola will perform Jenks’ “String Quartet in Ragtime.” Soprano Erin Chenard of Bath and baritone David Myers, Jr. of Portland will perform selections from Scott Joplin’s historic ragtime opera “Treemonisha” along with a 30-member ragtime chorus comprising professional singers throughout Maine from Bangor to Belfast to Portland.

Children’s book author Steven Costanza of North Haven will perform and also sign his latest book, “King of Ragtime – The Story of Scott Joplin,” which recently won the Golden Kite Book Award. Special guest Edward Berlin, who is a ragtime historian/scholar and author, will receive the Glenn Jenks Ragtime Emeritus Award and also present a pre-concert lecture about the life and times of Scott Joplin. Berlin has written three books on the subject of Ragtime and its composers: “King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era” (1994), “Reflections and Research on Ragtime” (1987), and “Ragtime: A Music and Cultural History” (1980). He is regarded as the leading researcher on Scott Joplin, according to the release. Berlin annually helps organize the Scott Joplin Memorial Concert at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Queens, New York. For the 100th anniversary of Joplin’s death in 2017, Berlin established a fund to place an engraved memorial bench next to Joplin’s grave.

This year’s Ragtime Revue is dedicated to Glenn Jenk’s father, Edwin “Ted” Hamilton Jenks, who passed away in April at the age of 99 years. Glenn wrote and dedicated his 1993 work “The Old Pink Piano” to his father. Legendary composer and pianist Max Morath, a pioneer in educational television who performed a one-man ragtime show across the country and on Broadway, will receive the Glenn Jenks Lifetime Achievement Award. Morath turned 96 on Oct. 1, 2022. Maine composer and pianist Aaron Robinson will once again host the Revue.

General admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $30/adults and $15/students. Reservations can be made by calling 207-882-6335 or visiting and purchasing tickets under “Upcoming Events.”