Viterbo University Bright Star Season to Continue with The 5 Browns Piano Quintet Jan. 16

Jan. 8, 2019

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – The outstanding sibling piano quintet The 5 Browns will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

The 5 Browns—Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra, and Desirae— all attended New York’s Juilliard School, becoming the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. Today they are realizing 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 connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.

The group has released three CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart. They have been featured on Oprah, 60 MinutesThe Tonight ShowGood Morning AmericaThe Today ShowThe View, CNN, Fox and Friends, NPR’s Performance Today, and in numerous print media. The group was also featured in a PBS TV special, The 5 Browns in Concert, which aired on PBS stations throughout the country.

“One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years,” wrote a reviewer in the New York Post. According to a review in the Dallas Morning News, “send them out to schools from shore to shore, with piano teachers on hand to sign up students afterward, and the future of classical music will look a lot brighter.”

The 5 Browns tour extensively and have performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Individually and collaboratively, they have soloed with orchestras around the world.

This performance is part of Viterbo’s Bright Star Season and is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Wisconsin Public Radio is the media sponsor.

Tickets are $39 for main floor, $35 for lower balcony, and $29 for upper balcony seating. For tickets, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or visit