Ryan & Ryan
Father & Son Steinway Piano Duo
Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into an enthralling concert experience. From Rachmaninoff to Gershwin to Billy Joel, Donald and Barron Ryan combine their talents to create a dazzling blend of old and new schools.
A native of Trinidad & Tobago, Donald came to the United States to study music, earning degrees from Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa. He is well known as a master of diverse styles—evidenced by a diploma from the 9th International Chopin Competition as well as his induction into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Donald has also earned the distinction of being among the most accomplished pianists in the world as a Steinway Artist.
Given his father’s profession, Barron’s choice of playing the piano is no surprise, and he has been no stranger to the stage since the age of four. He distinguished himself in piano studies at the University of Oklahoma and has been a featured soloist at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, among many other venues. Barron has also been a prizewinner in numerous piano competitions, including the Oklahoma Israel Exchange Young Artists Competition in 2011.
As a performing team, Donald and Barron amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old. Audiences everywhere have been thrilled by their renditions of selections from Grusin’s The Firm soundtrack as well as Rachmaninoff’s Second Suite for Two Pianos. Their performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue has always earned a standing ovation.
The pair also emphasizes education. Each pianist has had extensive experience 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 for irresistibly engaging performances.
The main floor and loge seats, as well as all rest rooms, are handicapped accessible. Expanded wheelchair seating is available throughout the theater. Please make any accessibility needs you may have known at time of ticket purchase so we can provide the best accommodations.
Hearing Enhancement System
The Ashwaubenon PAC is equipped with a Hearing Loop System that provides an in-ear loudspeaker that cuts out a significant amount of background noise for audience members with hearing aids or cochlear implants.
How to Use the PAC’s Hearing Loops
Our special Hearing Loop receivers can be checked out free of charge at Coat Check. A driver’s license or credit card is held until the unit is returned after the show.
To utilize the hearing loop system, hearing aids must be equipped with a telecoil, or a T-coil. The T-coil in the hearing aid must be activated by an audiologist and switched on.
If you do not have a T-coil equipped hearing aid or cochlear implant but wish to benefit from the hearing loop system, a special receiver and earpiece can be checked out free of charge at Coat Check. A driver’s license or credit card is held until the unit is returned after the show.
Location & Directions
The Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center is located in the thriving Village of Ashwaubenon, adjacent to Ashwaubenon High School and a short mile from legendary Lambeau Field. The parking lots and main entrances to the PAC are off of South Ridge Road. Venue address is:
2391 S. Ridge Road
Ashwaubenon, WI 54304
Parking is available in the lots to the north and south of the PAC with access from South Ridge Road. Handicapped parking is available in both lots, with drop off available at the north PAC entrance.... Continue Reading