Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Where Number Six Goes to a Piano Concert

... and she guest-blogs about it, complete with some exquisite spelling:

"Last night Father dear and I went to the Brookings PAC to see The Five Browns-- five siblings who all went to Julliard and play together on five Steinway grand pianos. There names are Gregory, Melody, Deondra, Desirae, and Ryan, and all were accepted into Julliard at the same time. They have been playing together for ten years.
Among other things on the programme there was the Planets by Gustav Holst, Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, and also a lovely Chopin Noctourne in C Minor. Most of the songs were played by all five, while some were for two or just one piano. Several of the songs were actually orchestral pieces and were arranged for five pianos.

After a dazzling show, the Five Browns received copious applause and finally played a popular song for an encore at the bidding of the audience.

My personal favorite was The Planets, by Holst, which they began the show with. The planets, or movements, played were Mars the Bringer of  War, Neptune the Mystic and Jupiter the Bringer of Jollity. All the pieces were enjoyable, and though they sounded very complex, the Browns made them look so easy! It was an unforgettable experience, sitting there in the third row, gazing at the piano virtuosos. Everyone in the theatre was so delighted!"

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