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Piano by Nature Presents Ragtime King Ethan Uslan Playing Ragtime, Swing, and New Orleans Piano
June 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Piano By Nature is thrilled to announce that the final concerts of a challenging yet incredibly rewarding concert season, Press Play on Season 13, will indeed go LIVE in June! On June 5th and 6th, PBN will be returning to our traditional format of a two-concert live weekend extravaganza, this time adding unique venues in two different locations in the North Country. And for these concerts, we are featuring none other than one of PBN’s most popular artists—Three-Time World Championship Old-Time Piano Player Ethan Uslan. These awesome and FREE concerts are our way of saying ‘thank you’ to all of our patrons who have supported us during these difficult times- and a perfect way to celebrate the return of live music in our community!
And if you haven’t seen or heard Ethan yet, your future is already looking brighter! His combination of stunning piano chops, wry wit, and storytelling will leave you completely in awe. His program will be one-of-a-kind, and uniquely crafted for these PBN concerts. We are all beyond excited to have him join us for this special occasion and can’t wait for these terrific events to arrive. So while you wait, read a little about his fascinating journey as a self-proclaimed raconteur, and listen to a few of his juicy clips. This will be a good introduction to Ethan and will certainly whet your whistle for seeing him dazzle LIVE in both upcoming North Country shows. We look forward to seeing you there!
Some examples of Ethan’s playing:
- Fur Elise Ragtime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTxr-BM70CA
- Bluin’ The Danube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdYxpWIXYCc
- Oh Suzanna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt50vBDA3Jo
- Georgia on my Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7v7pzTu7gw
- Mozart ‘Rondo Alla Turca’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igWkHHsNpi8
On Saturday, June 5th at 3PM, Ragtime King and story-teller ETHAN USLAN will appear in the Pavilion-Behind-The-Museum (aka, the Farmer’s Market Area) on Hand Avenue in Elizabethtown, NY. The concert will be family-oriented, free, and most importantly- FUN! Bring some chairs and come out to celebrate with us. There will be plenty of room for picnics and dancing, and a roof in case of rain. We hope to have a great turnout, so please tell all of your friends and bring the kids! We will also have activities for children of all ages. And balloons!
For this concert, we are very fortunate to have this beautiful venue provided courtesy of the Adirondack History Museum and we cannot thank them enough for their help in making this concert beautiful and special.
To keep everyone safe we will be following up-to-date NYS guidelines and protocols for both concerts, and we will share this information on our website and at the concert.
On Sunday, June 6th, Ethan will be playing another family concert at 3PM—this time at the Plattsburgh Champlain Centre Mall. It will take place in the center of the mall between Rawson Family Pianos, the kinetic sculpture, and JC Penney. Again, we are very fortunate to have the generosity of Rawson Family Pianos for the donation of one of their featured acoustic pianos for the event, and the Champlain Centre Mall for allowing us the space to make this Plattsburgh concert a reality. Thank you both for being a part of our celebration!
While Zoom links are not needed for this event, we’ll be sure to send you a reminder and updates via email if you’ve signed onto our email list. And donations are still being accepted to help defray the costs. Reservations are not needed—we just ask that you come out and share our joy in live performance again. If you cannot attend a live performance, we will be sure to film one of them and post it on the PBN website for those near and far to view for a two-week period. And we are absolutely sure that you will want to watch Ethan more than once…