Ragtime and boogie woogie piano master Bob Milne returns
The Library of Congress has bestowed the title of “National Treasure” on him, while the U.S. Department of State calls him a “Musical Ambassador,” and on Saturday, Aug. 27, this titan of the ragtime piano world returns to the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor. Boogie woogie pianist Bob Milne has dazzled summer crowds in past years and has promised “a whole new round of music and stories this summer.”
Milne travels the world playing for kings and presidents and heads of state, but when he’s touring the U.S., he is most apt to be found tucked inside his RV, journeying from one concert hall to the next, pausing for interviews along the way.
His “unassuming personal style gets parked on the bench, when he sits down at the piano he becomes an absolute master of the keys,” remarked Opera House Director Cathy Sherrill. “The Opera House piano sees all kinds of talents, but few have so successfully transformed the house into an old ragtime parlor so convincingly. Bob Milne is a little bit wild, and lots of fun.”
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the performance. There is a $2 per ticket handling fee. The Opera House box office is open Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 86 Townsend Avenue, or by calling 207-633-5159. Tickets and information are also available online at www.boothbayoperahouse.com.
All seats are general admission. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 concert.