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Piano playing family "The 5 Browns" April 11

04/04/2013

The 5 Browns will perform at Miami April 11. “One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years,
The 5 Browns will perform at Miami April 11. “One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years,
The piano playing family “The 5 Browns” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Hall Audiorium, part of the Miami University Performing Arts Series.

The 5 Browns – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae – all attended New York’s Juilliard School. They became the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. The quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five.”

The 5 Browns have released three CDs that each went to number one on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart.

The quintet has garnered extensive coverage from media outlets ranging from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Good Morning America” and “The View” to The New York Times, People and the Los Angeles Times.

Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns “reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound,” according to their reviewers.

The 5 Browns is presented by the Performing Arts Series and sponsored by the Baymont Inn & Suites, Gil and Joyce Gordon, Mary Holtz and Kona Bistro, with media partners 88.5 WMUB, 90.9 WGUC and 91.7 WVXU.

Tickets, $17 adults, $16 seniors and $8 students and youth, are available at the Miami Box Office in Shriver Center or go to Performing Arts Series.



The 5 Browns Concert Program for April 2013:

The Planets - Gustav Holst/Greg Anderson
The 5 Browns

Mephisto Waltz No.1, for Two Pianos - Franz Liszt/Isadore Phillip
Deondra and Desirae Brown

Concert Etude Op.40 No.3, "Toccatina" - Nikolai Kapustin
Melody Brown

The Rite of Spring, Part Two: The Sacrifice - Igor Stravinsky/Jeffrey Shumway
The 5 Browns

- INTERMISSION -

Star Wars: Suite for Five Pianos - John Williams/Greg Anderson
The 5 Browns

Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23 - Frederic Chopin
Gregory Brown

Atonement - Dario Marianelli/Greg Anderson
The 5 Browns

Toccata, Op.15 - Robert Muczynski
Ryan Brown

Islamey: Fantasy for Five Pianos - Mily Balakirev/Greg Anderson
The 5 Browns

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