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The 5 Browns

The 5 Browns

Five siblings, all under the age of 40, with one mission: waking up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest, most excited audience they can find. Whether that means performing individually or, most famously, together with complex five-piano arrangements, the 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the music while bringing fresh energy and character to their sound. The 5 Browns—Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra, and Desirae—all attended New York’s Juilliard School, and have been featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “60 Minutes,” along with countless other TV shows and publications. With roots right here in Houston, all five siblings attended Memorial High School. The 5 Browns have toured extensively all over the world, from the Grand National Theater in China to the Alice Tully Hall in New York City, and will bring their reinvigorated style of classical music to Jones Hall.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice  Paul Dukas (8:38)

The 5 Browns

Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K.448  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (6:15)

  1. Allegro con spirito

Desirae and Deondra Brown

Prelude in C-Sharp Minor Op. 3, No. 2  Sergei Rachmaninov (4:00)

Melody Brown

Malaguena from Andalucia Suite  Ernesto Lecuona (4:00)

Gregory and Ryan Brown

 

The Firebird (from the 1911 Version)  George Gershwin/Jeffrey Shumway (8:39)

The 5 Browns

 

INTERMISSION

The Moldau   Bedrich Smetana/Jeffrey Shumway (11:20)

The 5 Browns

 

The Factory  Ryan Brown (3:30)

Ryan Brown

Nocturne in C Minor, Op.48 No. 1  Frederic Chopin (6:00)

Gregory Brown

Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque   Claude Debussy/Greg Anderson (5:05)

Melody, Desirae, and Deondra Brown

Islamey: Fantasy for Five Pianos  Mily Balakirev/Greg Anderson (9:30)

The 5 Browns

 

 


 

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Fri, May 12, 2017 8:00 PM at Jones Hall

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