They played Carnegie Hall, they toured Europe, and now they are coming to Our Lady of Lourdes! Come to hear the world class Rice Brothers. Johnny and Chris Rice both play piano and cello, and they trade off during the concert. They even play four hand duets!
Proceeds to benefit the Our Lady of Lourdes’ St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Performances are underwritten by a generous gift from the Richard R. Pautz Lifelong Learning Foundation.
Who Are The Rice Brothers?
Johnny and Chris Rice are brothers who are both accomplished pianists and cellists. They have performed in Carnegie Hall, Poland, Austria, Germany, and Hungary, and they both won gold medals at the International Chopin Piano Competition.
Their repertoire is varied, and it includes not only classical pieces, but also Ragtime, Boogie Woogie, Sousa Marches, and even Disney favorites.
Each piece is accompanied by fascinating historical stories and context.
The Rice Brothers are committed to the expansion of the audience for classical music, and toward this end, spend a great deal of time reaching out to members of younger generations. Their first DVD, entitled “Classical Music and the Beautiful Music in You,” is an introduction to classical music for children. They are also in the process of founding a non-profit corporation, entitled Young Musicians in Service to America, which will emphasize musical excellence and service.
Johnny and Chris understand and are devoted to the profound benefits that music can bring to individuals and to the broader community, with regard to such issues as health, education, and even the effective resolution of conflict. Toward this end, they have formed a corporation, The Beautiful Music Possibility, LLC.
They have recorded three CD’s, which will be available for purchase following the concert.
For more information on The Rice Brothers, please visit their website.
- $15 – adults
- $10 – seniors and students
- Free – children 12 and under
General Admission Seating. First Come-First Served. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. Performance begins at 7:00 pm. You will need to bring your ticket with you to gain entry.