Saturday March 18, 2023
– Pianist Barron Ryan’s signature program of groovy classical, jazz renditions, pop tune arrangements and original works that weave a story with music and words.
Growing up in a home filled with the sounds of amazing artists ranging from Chopin to Michael Jackson, Barron Ryan is not content to draw upon just one influence when performing. He combines them all in a wonderful musical adventure that’s vintage yet fresh, historical yet hip, classic yet cool.
Classic Meets Cool… as explained by Barron Ryan:
“I highly recommend getting rejected from Graduate School. It’s one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. That’s because I had to face the reality that I couldn’t follow what I thought was the conventional career path for solo pianist. Instead I’d have to blaze my own trail. Along the way I learned that what really matters isn’t the sound a musician makes, it’s the story around the sound. Music is much more about struggle, discovery and triumph than it is about theory or technique. So I don’t just play great music for my performances, I talk about the inspiration behind it. So while my tag line doesn’t describe the genres that I play, it offers a glimpse at the story of my art. That story reveals that I draw upon multiple influences and deploy them in various ways. It doesn’t matter if I’m playing Beethoven or Jackson 5. My name is Barron Ryan and in my music Classic Meets Cool.”