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Thursday, February 6, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.. Members $10, Non-members $15. The celebrated quintet Elite Syncopation is a nationally recognized touring ensemble specializing in historically authentic performances of ragtime and early jazz. Elite Syncopation's members are Liz Smith on flute, clarinet and saxophone, Perry Ellito on violin, Ettie Luckey, violoncello, Roy Wiseman double bass; and Gary Chapman playing piano. They have toured nationally on the rosters of David Rowe Artists and Columbia Artists' Community Concerts and have been featured on The Voice of America and National Public Radio. Their performances are based on an extensive archive of rare performance materials going back as early as the nineteenth century, many of them unheard since the years of their original publication. Culled from university archives, the Library of Congress, and the holdings of private collectors from throughout the U.S., these long out-of-print arrangements offer a rare opportunity to hear America's music from the era before recorded sound.