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The 5 Browns: 10 hands on 440 keys

July 15, 2011 |  4:15 pm

Off a freeway far away from "Carmageddon" on Saturday night, the 5 Browns will be headlining a program of Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Mussorgsky. The two brothers and three sisters and their five pianos will appear  on the Verizon Amphitheater stage in Irvine with the Pacific Symphony and conductor Carl St.Clair.

It's not been an easy year for the family. Their father, Keith Brown, who once managed the group, recently pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his three daughters and in March was sentenced to 10 years to life and is now in Utah State Prison.

It's not something they will discuss about as they move on with performing. In a conversation with Calendar, brothers Ryan and Gregory spoke about their sibling closeness and their craft. Click here to read the interview.


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Photo: The 5 Browns, from left: Gregory, Deondra, Desirae, Ryan and Melody. Credit: Andrew Southam