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Ryan and Ryan Piano Duo will perform at Carthage tomorrow

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    Ryan and Ryan
    NATHAN HARMON

By

Joshua Maloney ’20

February 11, 2019

Father-and-son piano duo Ryan and Ryan will perform at Carthage at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the A. F. Siebert Chapel as part of the Chamber Music Series. The duo is known for reimagining classic and contemporary music from Rachmaninoff to Gershwin to Billy Joel, creating a captivating experience for all audiences.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, a duo-island of the Caribbean, Donald came to the U.S. to study music, earning degrees from the University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University. He is known as a master of diverse styles, earning a diploma from the 9th International Chopin Competition, an induction into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and has earned the distinction of being among the most accomplished pianists in the world as a Steinway Artist.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Barron began playing piano at a young age and took to the stage at age 4. He has been a featured soloist in the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and Tulsa Performing Arts Center, among other venues. Barron has won numerous prizes in piano competitions, including the Oklahoma Israel Exchange Young Artists Competition in 2011. 

As a pair, Donald and Barron Ryan have performed together for years, using their education and skill in styles such as ragtime, funk, and jazz to recreate timeless pieces. The duo’s special blend of music creates a performance that is enjoyable for those of all musical backgrounds. Their inventiveness, creativity, joy for life, and love of music are infectious. Ryan and Ryan, time and time again, have proven to be a hit with audiences of all generations.


Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 55+, and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, please visit www.carthage.edu/tickets 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office, 262-551-6661, Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

In support of those affected by the government shutdown, Carthage Fine Arts is offering complimentary tickets to federal employees. Read more

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