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. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep love of classical music while bringing a fresh energy and original palate of tonal colors.
The 5 Browns – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae – all attended New York’s Juilliard School, where they became the first family of five siblings ever accepted. The quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in February 2002, when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five” and 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, and The New York Times, Parade, People, the Los Angeles Times, and Entertainment Weekly.
The 5 Browns’ music and child advocacy work were the subject of the award-winning 2018 documentary feature, The 5 Browns: Digging Through the Darkness, which was chosen as a “Ctritic’s Pick” by the New York Times.
The Browns recently released their 8th album, The Little Tin Box, on the Steinway Label, with Grammy® award-winning producer Adam Abeshouse, which includes musical favorites from their childhood.
The 5 Browns are managed by IMG Artists, LLC, and are exclusive Steinway Artists.
This performance is being broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 FM
and wqxr.org, and is hosted by Jeff Spurgeon.
This presentation has been generously underwritten by the Paulson Family Foundation. Special thanks to the Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage concert series,
Central Park Conservancy and WQXR.