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Ryan & Ryan to perform at Evangel University on Tuesday, Jan. 29

Published on Jan 17, 2013 by Jennifer Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Ryan & Ryan will be featured in the Evangel University Artist Series on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Evangel University’s Barnett Recital Hall.

The program is free and open to the public.

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into an enthralling concert experience.

Their performance will feature songs including Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, Give me Jesus arranged by Marilyn Thompson and What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss.

“This program will appeal to a variety of people,” said Linda Ligate, piano professor at Evangel University.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Donald Ryan came to the United States to study piano, earning degrees from Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 2006.

His son, Barron Ryan, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of music in piano performance from ORU. He has been a featured soloist at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, among other venues.

 Evangel University is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions. With an enrollment of more than 2,000 students from all 50 states and abroad, Evangel offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and nine master’s programs.