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Inspired by some of Hollywood's leading films and scores, The Five Browns release: In Hollywood

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E1 Music has announced April 6, 2010 as the release date for THE 5 BROWNS IN HOLLYWOOD, the highly anticipated new classical CD by virtuosic piano prodigies and siblings, The 5 Browns. Alongside the new release, continuation of their extensive national tour will begin on April 8, 2010 in Kirksville, MO and plays nationwide throughout the spring.

Inspired by some of Hollywood's leading films and scores, THE 5 BROWNS IN HOLLYWOOD meshes the worlds of classical music and cinema with arrangements representing a diverse collection of world famous films that range from classics such as The Wizard of Oz, To Kill a Mockingbird and Psycho, to the more recent Atonement, The Hours, and Catch Me If You Can. A full track list is below.

THE 5 BROWNS IN HOLLYWOOD includes works by renowned composers Bernard Herrmann, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, Alan Menken and Philip Glass, among others.  Whether they take on Psycho from the Herrmann/Hitchcock medley in a relentlessly driving, heavily dissonant piece that sets nerves on end or Dario Marianelli's work in Atonement where the score excerpts open and close with the slow, sad music associated with the tragic love affair between an aristocratic Englishwoman and a commoner, The 5 Browns dazzle with their complex compositions.

THE 5 BROWNS IN HOLLYWOOD is the first release from the quintet for E1 Music and showcases their lifelong love of cinema. "We're really excited about this album because we've always been film fanatics," says Desirae Brown.  Her sister Melody agrees, adding that "the reason this album is so fun to listen to is because you've heard the film music so often, but now it's being performed in a totally new way. I mean, when have you ever heard it done with 5 pianos?"

UTAH-BRED, JUILLAIRD-TRAINED, UNIVERSALLY AWESOME! The 5 Browns - Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae were born and raised in Utah and were piano players since early childhood. When Desirae began to plan for college – Deondra, a year younger, decided to accelerate her education in order to attend with her sister – the family began looking into music schools and scholarships before deciding upon New York's Juilliard School. One year later when Gregory, Melody and Ryan were accepted to Juilliard, they became the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously and so the entire Brown family, along with their five pianos, packed their bags and moved east. After their decision to join forces, The 5 Browns quickly took the classical world by storm with their hip personalities and fresh takes on classical standards – thus turning out three studio albums, Browns In Blue (2007), No Boundaries (2006), and The 5 Browns (2005) that all went to #1 on Billboard Magazine's Classical Album Chart.