Now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary Season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly presents the grace, the virtuosity, and the energy of five sibling pianists, THE 5 BROWNS, on March 30, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. The five Juilliard-trained talents will have the Knight Concert Hall buzzing with virtuosic fireworks featuring classical selections including Rachmaninov’s Prelude in G minor, The Planets by Holtz/Anderson, and Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, complemented with movie music favorites including the Stars Wars Suite and Hitchcock’s Psycho and Vertigo. Featuring five grand pianos on one stage, THE 5 BROWNS appear at the Adrienne Arsht Center as part of the 2010-2011 JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT MASTERWORKS SEASON, Signature Pops Series.
Tickets range from $40 to $95 and are on sale now! Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.
“We are thrilled to welcome the enormous talents of these five young piano prodigies to the stage of our very own Knight Concert Hall,” said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center, “With their sizzling performances and fun-loving approach, The 5 Browns set the classical standard for future generations.”
“One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years!” – New York Post
THE 5 BROWNS – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae – all attended New York’s Juilliard School. In fact, they became the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. The quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in February 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five” and at about the same time they were featured on “Oprah” and “60 Minutes.” The 5 Browns have released 3 CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart. Entertainment Weekly describes them as “…five young Mormons who all play scorching piano. Thundering down on five Steinways together, they’re button-down cute and somewhat otherworldly.”
THE 5 BROWNS tour extensively and have performed in numerous venues including the Grand National Theater in China, Suntory Hall in Japan and, in the United States, The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Symphony Hall in Chicago, Alice Tully Hall in New York City and the Adrienne Arsht Center in 2007.