NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A revolutionary force in classical music and an ongoing global phenomenon since the release of their self-titled debut album, The 5 Browns will realize a lifelong dream this year with the release of their new live album on October 29 titled The Rite of Spring – The 5 Browns: Live at Arthur Zankel Music Center. The Steinway & Sons recording, which will also be digitally released on October 1, will include their arrangement of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and was recorded at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. The group of five pianist siblings, will also bring their five piano ensemble to The Ravinia Festival on September 5, and for the first time, to Carnegie Hall on October 18.
The 5 Browns - Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody, and Ryan - hit #1 on the Billboard Classical Albums chart with three separate albums – The 5 Browns, No Boundaries and Browns In Blue) and have appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah and The Tonight Show.
The centerpiece of their upcoming album is a performance of The Rite of Spring and was recorded live on May 29, 2013—100 years to the day from its original premiere in Paris. Composed in 1913 by Igor Stravinsky for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, it was a controversial piece that sparked a riot in the packed theatre during its premiere. Produced by Adam Abeshouse, Grammy winner for Classical Producer of the Year in 1999, the live recording also features five-piano arrangements of three movements from Gustav Holst's The Planets and Danse Macabre, a tone poem by Camille Saint-Saëns. The Juilliard educated siblings will perform The Rite of Spring in its entirety at their Carnegie Hall debut.
The 5 Browns' book, Life Between the Keys, was published by Phoenix Books in 2009, and the group was featured in a PBS TV special, The 5 Browns In Concert, which aired on PBS throughout the country.
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