Boothbay Harbor Opera House: Ragtime pianist Bob Milne

Posted:  Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
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Bob Milne has been called the finest interpreter of ragtime music in the world and his boogie-woogie piano playing has been called “something that must be seen and heard to be believed.” The Library of Congress has called him “a national treasure.” The Department of State has named him a musical ambassador. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Bob Milne returns to Boothbay Harbor to perform in what has become a summer tradition. His annual late August concert routinely fills the Opera House with music fans of all ages.

While he is a musician best known for his piano ragtime, he is also a composer and has most recently written an Opera based on Washington Iriving’s Sleepy Hollow. Barnaby Palmer, conductor and music director at the San Francisco Lyric Opera, says "Robert Milne is a national musical treasure. With the creation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Mr. Milne deserves to be considered in the company of an Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein; one of the truly great American composers."

An evening with Bob Milne at the piano is unforgettable. Both his music and his stories are guaranteed to entertain. Tickets are available through the Opera House box office at 86 Townsend Avenue or by calling 633-5159. Tickets and information are also available at www.boothbayoperahouse.com. Special advance purchase tickets are $25. Tickets purchased on the day of the concert are $30. Doors for seating open at 7 p.m., the concert begins at 7:30.

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:30pm
Address: 
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor  Maine  04538