The Town of Long Lake will host a performance by ragtime virtuoso Bob Milne on Friday, August 25th 7:30 p.m. performance at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY. General admission at $12 a ticket.
Milne interlaces his performances with tidbits on the history and technique of ragtime and boogie woogie piano showcasing a unique American art form. He has performed for President George H. W. Bush. In an interview with Jennifer Cutting at the Library of Congress, Milne described the technique he learned came from watching someone play billiards and how effortless they made it look.
He earned a music degree in French horn performance at the Eastman School of Music and taught himself to play piano completely by ear. From playing night after night in bars and clubs, Milne progressed to the concert stage.
Known as a “Ragtimist” (a term he coined), Milne acquired both a vast repertoire of tunes and extensive knowledge of their origins. These histories and the stories of the piano players who were playing them are anecdotally incorporated into Milne’s presentations.
Milne has produced 11 solo piano recordings to date. He has also composed more than 40 works for multiple instruments including piano, trumpet, flute and violin.
Bob Milne is a well-established Long Lake favorite. General Admission is $12. To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door. This is a general admission event.