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Upcoming concert performances hosted by OCRS, sponsored by the Nixon Presidential Library

The Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, site of OCRS-hosted ragtime concerts

To all our fans, we are happy to share that the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda has resumed its weekly Sunday afternoon concert series. The Orange County Ragtime Society (OCRS) has been invited to provide several concerts in this series, with the next such concert on January 29, 2023.

We're excited to announce that Eve Elliot is headlining this January 2023 performance. Ms. Elliot is the reigning champion of old-time piano playing, a title she won last spring. She's local, hailing from Los Angeles. This is her Nixon Library debut, and it's her first time performing in an OCRS-related event. We're featuring Eve but also featuring Johnny Hodges, who has developed quite a following since his first time on stage at Theater 37. OCRS founder Eric Marchese will MC and slip onto the piano bench while you're still catching your breath after hearing the stellar pianistics of Eve and Johnny.

Please note that you don't need to purchase tickets for the museum to attend these events. They're free of charge to the public, and parking in the adjoining lot is also free. Doors to the auditorium open at 1:30. These Sunday concerts are from 2 to 3 pm.

Also, please note that these concerts, while hosted by OCRS, are not part of our normal series of musicales, during which any ragtime pianists present are welcome to perform any pieces they have prepared for the afternoon. The library's concert series maintains a set format and schedule, available here. All of its concerts are on Sunday afternoons. Whenever OCRS performers appear in the auditorium, we're there as invited guests. If you're a ragtime pianist and you wish to perform, please be sure to attend one of our Saturday afternoon OCRS sessions, which are open piano format. We'd love to have you play for us and give us a chance to hear your ragtime!