The 5 Browns - Artist Series

The 5 Browns, Classical Piano Quintet

Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:30pm, Edman Chapel


The 5 Browns—Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae—are waking up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest, and most excited audience they can find.

The five siblings all attended New York’s Juilliard School and enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five,” and they were featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes. The quintet has released 3 CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart. The New York Post 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.”

The 5 Browns have performed in numerous venues including the Grand National Theater in China, Suntory Hall in Japan, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and Symphony Center in Chicago.


  • Gershwin/Shumway: Rhapsody in Blue
  • Rachmaninov: Prelude in C-Sharp Minor
  • Lecuona: Malaguena
  • Schumann: Windmung
  • Stravinsky/Shumway: Rite of Spring, Part One
  • Smetana/Shumway: The Moldau
  • Ryan Brown: The Factory
  • Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos
  • Debussy/Anderson: Clair de Lune
  • Balakirev/Anderson: Fantasy for Five Pianos

The 5 Browns appear by arrangement with IMG Artists, LLC.

Pianos for this performance are provided by Steinway & Sons of Chicago.

Join us before the concert at 6:15pm for the annual Opening Night Festival on Edman Plaza.

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