Dynamic father-son piano duo at Mendelssohn Sept. 26

Staff Report

Experience the sound of two 9-foot Steinways masterfully played together on the same stage at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s Mainstage Series concert “Ryan & Ryan” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St., Rockford.

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.

As a performing team, Donald and Barron amaze 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.

Admission is $25 for adults, $6 for students. Tickets are available at the door, online at www.mendelssohnpac.org, or by phone at (815) 964-9713.

Posted Sept. 24, 2014

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