Ryan & Ryan Piano Duo to Perform at WIU March 24
March 19, 2019
MACOMB, IL – BCA will present Ryan & Ryan at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.
Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that draws upon classic and contemporary music to create enthralling concert experiences. From Rachmaninoff to Gershwin to Billy Joel, Donald and Barron Ryan combine their talents to create a dazzling blend of old and new schools.
This performance will showcase the COFAC Recital Hall's two Steinway & Sons Model D pianos. The newest of the two pianos was purchased with a donation from Herb and Nancy Strong and family in November 2017, and unveiled at a performance in April 2018. The 2017 Steinway will ultimately be housed in the Center for Performing Arts, but the School of Music faculty and staff are fortunate to be able to use it in the interim.
The WIU School of Music is on its way to becoming an All-Steinway School, a designation given to an institution by Steinway & Sons. An All-Steinway School recognizes that high quality pianos are necessary equipment for the study of music, and that becoming an All-Steinway School reflects a commitment to provide the best instruments possible….