Ron Steen 18th Anniversary! with Chicago vocalist Sonia Oyola
Come celebrate Ron, Portland’s music master, with us and Kiran Raphael and Liam Hathaway and Sonia Oyola! Solone is a well-known singer, composer and musician originally from Cicero, Illinois. He plays piano in clubs all around Chicago including Sundays at Gibson’s Steak House on Rush St. He teaches music at the Old Town School of Music where he first met Oyola, a Family Medicine Physician for more than 15 years, and formed a singing duet one year ago.
Solone got the evening started with a four-minute piano solo of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 (the theme from the film Elvira Madigan) leading into the Lennon-McCartney hit, “Yesterday”. Oyola seamlessly added her smooth voice with Solone to make Paul McCartney’s famous solo into a marvelous duet. The duo segued into another Beatles’ tune, “In My Life”.
The radiant Oyola stepped forward to sing Stevie Wonder’s 1976 hit, “Isn’t She Lovely”. She dedicated the song to her children.”