Legendary ragtimer Bob Milne comes back to Chalet Theater

Ragtime piano player Bob Milne is once again making a pit stop in Enumclaw to play at the Chalet Theater.

Last year, his performance included his famous ragtime and as a surprise, he put his music – live and unrehearsed – to a viewing of “One Week” directed by Buster Keaton.

Whatever he has up his sleeve this year is sure to be as breathtaking.

Milne’s raw music talent stems from his ability to hear any musical score just one time and be able to repeat it exactly.

And once he hears a song, he remembers ever note.

“I’ve never practiced piano a day in my life,” he said. “I always thought everyone could just play like this.”

Milne can also play in three different time signatures at once: 3/4, 4/4, and 5/4 times, playing one on his left hand, another with the thumb of his right hand and the last with the rest of his right hand.

MRIs have shown that Milne can hear four distinct orchestral symphonies in his mind at once.

Milne was filmed in 2004 during three days of interviews at the Library of Congress, and he was declared a national treasure at the conclusion.

Milne performs internationally and across the country logging 50,000 miles a year in his motor home and playing at more than 250 concerts including private parties for foreign dignitaries to church socials to civic fundraisers.

Bob Milne performance

2:30 p.m. March 12

Chalet Theater

Tickets

$20

Senior, 65 and over, $10

Assisted living, $5

Student with ASB, $5

Children 12 and under, $5