Steinway & Sons Presents The 5 Browns
Live in Central Park
Tuesday, September 28 at 7pm
Performance will be broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 FM and wqxr.org
ASTORIA, NY (September 15, 2021) – Steinway & Sons announces a five-piano concert featuring the acclaimed piano ensemble The 5 Browns at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. This free event will take place on September 28 at 7 pm.
It is presented in collaboration with the Central Park Conservancy and the Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage concert series. The performance will be broadcast live in New York on WQXR 105.9FM, New York City’s classical music station, and at www.wqxr.org. The concert has been produced by Steinway & Sons and underwritten by the Paulson Family Foundation.
“The 5 Browns – Live in Central Park” will feature five Steinway concert grand pianos and eight piano pieces—from Beethoven to Gershwin to Bernstein—performed by Steinway Artists Deondra, Desirae, Gregory, Melody, and Ryan Brown. The 5 Browns were the first family of five siblings ever admitted to The Juilliard School, and since 2002, the quintet has delivered on its promise to “wake up classical music” through international tours that have brought critical and popular acclaim. This family-friendly program is a natural outgrowth of their children’s advocacy work and commitment to delivering classical music to the widest possible audience. Their latest album on the Steinway Label, The Little Tin Box, includes musical favorites from their childhood.
The 5 Browns – Live in Central Park program will include:
L. BEETHOVEN/J. SHUMWAY
Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67
I. Allegro con brio
“Malaguena” from Andalucia Suite
L. BERNSTEIN/K. D. BRIGGS
Scenes from Westside Story
“Flight of the Bumblebee”
J. WILLIAMS/G. ANDERSON
Star Wars: Suite for Five Pianos
W. A. MOZART/G. ANDERSON
“Rondo Alla Turca”
Clair de Lune” from Suite Bergamasque
Melody, Desirae and Deondra Brown
Rhapsody in Blue
The concert will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 28. Admission is free. Attendees are advised to enter Central Park via Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street, and to proceed to the Naumburg Bandshell. The concert will be broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 FM, New York’s classical music station, hosted by Jeff Spurgeon. This event will follow all state and local regulations regarding large-scale outdoor events. Seating will be available for vaccinated, masked audience members. For more information, visit www.cityparksfoundation.org/events/the-5-browns
About Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents approximately 100 performances in 15-18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, global music, dance, and more, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 35 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. In 2020, Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere was launched in response to the global pandemic, presenting 80 free digital performances, spanning all genres, available to all around the world. Capital One is the Title Sponsor of SummerStage. For more information, visit www.SummerStage.org.
About Steinway & Sons
Since 1853, Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty, and investment value. Because of a dedication to continuous improvement, today’s Steinway remains the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists, and it is the preferred piano of countless musicians, professional and amateur, throughout the world. For more information, visit www.steinway.com.
WQXR is New York City’s only all-classical music station, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life on-air at 105.9FM, online at WQXR.org, and in person through live events and performances. WQXR presents new and landmark classical recordings, as well as live concerts from New York City’s concert halls and performance venues, and broadcasts essential destination programs including Carnegie Hall Live, Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, New York Philharmonic This Week, New York in Concert, This Week with Yannick, and the Young Artists Showcase. WQXR also produces podcasts that reach new audiences for the artform: The Open Ears Project, Helga, and—in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera—the critically acclaimed opera podcast, Aria Code. As a public radio station, WQXR is supported through the generosity of its members, donors, and sponsors, making classical music relevant, accessible, and inspiring for all. For more information, visit www.wqxr.org.
About the Central Park Conservancy
The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization that manages Central Park and is responsible for raising the Park’s annual operating budget. The Conservancy’s staff of more than 300 is responsible for all aspects of the Park’s stewardship, from day-to-day maintenance and operations to continued restoration and rebuilding projects. Additionally, the Conservancy operates the Park’s visitor centers, provides public programs, and serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. For more information, please visit www.centralparknyc.org.
Shamin Abas Communications for Ultra-Luxury Brands