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Utah's The 5 Browns to release live album in October

Published August 8, 2013 10:39 am

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Utah's The 5 Browns will realize a lifelong collective dream this year with the release of their new live album on October 29, "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 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 No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Albums chart with three separate albums. Entertainment Weekly dubbed them "…five young Mormons who all play scorching piano."

From the press release:

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 (and two time nominee) 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.

May 29, 2013 was also the birth day of my daughter Ruthie.

For more information visit: http://www.the5browns.com/