Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old.
Audiences everywhere have been particularly enthralled by their selections from Dave Grusin's soundtrack to The Firm, by Rachmaninoff's Second Suite for Two Pianos, and by their spontaneous jazz improvisations. Their performance of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue has always earned a standing ovation.
The pair also emphasizes education. Each pianist has extensive experiences as a featured performer/speaker in the classroom--from earliest grades through university level--and so the duo understands well how to use music as a motivational tool for students.
Ryan & Ryan is a proven hit with audiences of all generations. Their inventiveness, infectiousness, skill and general joy of life make irresistibly engaging performances. To sum it up, they do make Music That Inspires.
"Ryan & Ryan, Donald & Barron, Father & Son, no matter how you know them, they are excellent pianists." - Dave Ales, Eagles & Ivories Festival Director
"It was breathtaking to see and listen to both father and son play the piano so brilliantly, to a sold-out house, and watching everyone respond with such enthusiasm, standing ovations and cries of 'encore, encore, encore.'" - Chuck Cissel, former Artistic Director, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
Coffee and Cabernet Series
The Coffee and Cabernet Series at Pruis Hall includes 15 world music performances within genres including Celtic, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Americana, Swing, Folk, etc. Experience these internationally renowned artists in the intimate setting of Pruis Hall at the heart of Ball State University and enjoy a selection of wine or coffee bar while attending the performance. See a list of performances in this series here.
Pruis Hall is situated just off of Woodworth drive next to Bracken Library. This 640-seat venue provides an intimate setting for musical performances and is used to host a variety of special events throughout the school year. Emens Auditorium programs this series of talented musical artists at Pruis Hall.
How to Purchase Tickets
Tickets go on sale Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Ways to Purchase:
Emens box office
OR Online at Ticketmaster.com
For More Information
Learn more about coming to a show. (Directions, Parking, Accessibility, Camera Policy, etc.)
For more information call the Emens box office at 765-285-1539.
Dates/times subject to change.