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Holidays with The 5 Browns


Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:00PM

Holidays with The 5 Browns







Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

The Five Browns
Ryan Brown, piano
Melody Brown, piano
Gregory Brown, piano
Deondra Brown, piano
Desirae Brown, piano

MYKOLA LEONTOVYCH (arr. Jeffrey Shumway): “Carol of the Bells”
FERRUCCIO BUSONI: Elegy No. 4 (Greensleeves)
TCHAIKOVSKY (arr. Greg Anderson): Overture from The Nutcracker Suite
LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK: La Gallina, Danse Cubaine, Op. 53
LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK: Résponds moi, Danse Cubaine, Op. 50
VINCE GUARALDI: “Christmas Time is Here” (from A Charlie Brown Christmas)
LEON WALDTEUFEL (arr. First Piano Quartet): Skater’s Waltz
MACK WILBERG (arr. Melody Brown): “Still, Still, Still” (Austrian Carol)
BACH (arr. Harold Bauer): “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
COPLAND/DVORAK (arr. Shumway): “Simple Gifts/Going Home”
MAX REGER: Maria Weingenlied (Mary’s Lullaby), Op. 76, No. 52
MAX REGER: Weihnnachtstraum (Silent Night), Op. 17
LEROY ANDERSON (arr. Greg Anderson): “Sleigh Ride: A Holiday Excursion for Five Pianos”

"One family, five pianos, and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years." —New York Post

An extraordinary holiday experience, five Steinway pianos fill the concert hall stage as the widely celebrated quintet of piano-playing siblings known as The 5 Browns perform beloved holiday music from Bach, The Nutcracker, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Leroy Anderson (Sleigh Ride).

The 5 Browns—Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae—all attended New York’s Juilliard School, 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” at about the same time they were featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes. The quintet has garnered extensive coverage from media outlets ranging from The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The View, to CNN, Fox and Friends, Public Radio’s Performance Today, as well as The New York Times, Parade, the Los Angeles Times, and Entertainment Weekly. The group was also featured in a PBS TV special, “The 5 Browns In Concert” which aired on PBS stations throughout the country.

The 5 Browns have released 3 CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart. In the 2017-18 season, the quintet releases their 7th album with Grammy Award-winning producer Adam Abeshouse, which features musical favorites from their childhood as well as an illustrated book authored by NY Times bestseller Liesl Shurtliff.