An exciting adventure from Beethoven to The Beatles! Fun for the whole family!

Join nine-year-old Ethan on a musical journey through time!


"This kid is amazing!"

- Jay Leno




Program Description: 

Coming August 2010, Ethan Bortnick premieres on PBS with his own 60-minute HD television concert special, Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine. Shot at the legendary El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, February 2010, the show features Ethan Bortnick and musical guests, The Canadian Tenors, jazz trumpet great Arturo Sandoval, and hit-making legend Gloria Gaynor. Before a live audience, Ethan Bortnick travels through time in an eclectic musical celebration, drawing viewers into a rollicking, epic panorama spanning sounds of Mozart, The Beatles and the disco era. Ethan is accompanied by a small string ensemble, a full rock-and roll rhythm section, keyboards, percussion and a choir.




Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine will be available in August 2010 on PBS.




Companion CD and DVD will be available for pledge, along with concert tickets and "meet & greets" with Ethan in select markets. Ethan is also available for station visits in support of pledge.




Rondo Alla Turka (Mozart) • What a Wonderful World (with Arturo Sandoval) • Puttin’ on The Ritz • Good Golly Miss Molly • PBS You’re The Best (written by Ethan Bortnick) • Arctic Jazz (written by Ethan Bortnick) • Let it Be • Hallelujah (with The Canadian Tenors) • You Raise Me Up (with The Canadian Tenors) • Circle of Life • Wind Beneath My Wings (with Gloria Gaynor)  • I Will Survive (with Gloria Gaynor)







"He plays like a pro!"

- Inside Edition




Ethan Bortnick with The Candian Tenors and Gloria Gaynor





At age nine, Ethan Bortnick’s musical resume reads like a who’s who of the music world. A prodigious piano musician and composer, he has met, performed for and/or recorded with celebrities such as Elton John, Beyonce, Jonas Brothers, Quincy Jones, Josh Groban, Santana, Gloria Gaynor, Patti Labelle, The Canadian Tenors, Will I.AM, Fergie, Nelly Furtado, Jon Bon Jovi, Tony Bennet, Colin Powell, Matt Damon, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Crystal, Donald Trump, Cameron Diaz, Michael Phelps, Justin Timberlake, Gloria Estefan, Katy Perry, and many more…   


Ethan has appeared on “Oprah,” “The Jay Leno Show” (four times), "Martha Stewart", "Good Morning America", NBC, CBS, The Disney Channel and numerous other media outlets. Ethan is taking the entertainment world by storm, with an amazing talent well beyond his years. The young pianist and composer seamlessly brings to life some of music’s most well known classics and biggest hits from every era and genre, entertaining crowds with a repertoire that spans from Bach and Mozart to disco, jazz, pop and rock songs. Witness the musical virtuosity of Ethan Bortnick as he delivers a trip through music’s rich history and introduces some of his very own compositions, including the entertaining and inspiring stories behind his original songs. As motivating as they are entertaining, his concerts captivate both kids and adults while reminding the audience “anything is possible”. This is a rare opportunity to experience a uniquely gifted musician and entertainer in a show that’s magical and inspiring for all ages!


Ethan was the youngest performer on the remake of “We are the World”. He has raised record dollar amounts for children’s charities across the globe, and recently helped raise over $12,000,000 for Miami children’s hospital. He is being called the youngest Philanthropist in the world.


In October of 2010, and then Spring of 2011, Ethan will become the youngest Entertainer to headline his own tour. Look for a North American tour in 2010/2011! The purpose of Ethan’s show is to educate and inspire all audiences, specifically children.  Ethan hopes to inspire, educate, entertain and bring attention to the fact that the arts and music are such an important part of life for children and young adults. 



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