The 5 Browns – 100th Anniversary
Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
When: Wed, May 29, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Where: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
Skidmore College and SaratogaArtsFest are teaming up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, with the world premiere of a new arrangement for five pianos.
The performance, by The 5 Browns, a group of five siblings hailed for their piano virtuosity—will take place on Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College.
The performance will feature the complete Rite of Spring and will also include classical pieces from works such as The Planets by Gustav Holst and Islamey by Mily Balakirev.
The 5 Browns – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra, and Desirae – all attended the Juilliard School, becoming the first family of five siblings to be accepted to the school simultaneously. The quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in February 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five,” at a time when their ages ranged from 16 to 23. Soon after they were featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes.
Reserved orchestra seats for The 5 Browns performance are $125 or discounted to $50 with a 2013 SaratogaArtsFest ARTSPASS. Reserved balcony seating is $75 or discounted to $20 with an ARTSPASS.
Tickets to The 5 Browns performance go on sale March 25 and are available online or at the Zankel Music Center box office. The 2013 ARTSPASS can be purchased at online.