One Family, Five Pianos, Fifty Fingers
The New York Post has proclaimed: “One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years. When these kids do Rachmaninoff, they’ll make you forget about Marshall amps.”
Five Steinway Grand Pianos will literally set the tone on February 9 on the Champion High School Auditorium stage for Boerne’s premiere performance by international touring artists, The 5 Browns. The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. These exclusive Steinway Artists will present the second concert of the Boerne Performing Arts 2013 Season.
Whether performing individually or together in various combinations of solo, 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. 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 5 Browns tour extensively and have performed in numerous international venues including the Grand National Theater in China and Suntory Hall in Japan, and major US venues including: The Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Symphony Hall (Chicago), and Alice Tully Hall (New York City). The quintet has garnered extensive coverage from media outlets ranging from The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Today, and The View.
As part of the Boerne Performing Arts FOR KIDS program, The 5 Browns will present a special student outreach show, during school hours, which will afford the opportunity for 1,000 local students to experience this performing arts event at no cost to the students. Cordillera Ranch and Sonora Bank, sponsors for this event, are partnering with Boerne Performing Arts to present world-class performing arts in Kendall County. This project is supported in part by awards from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For a sneak preview of The 5 Browns, visit www.boerneperformingarts.com, where you can also use their online service for purchasing tickets for this and all Boerne Performing Arts events. Tickets are also available at the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce and the Boerne Convention & Visitors Bureau, and phone requests may be made at 830-331-9079.