Classical groups stop at Beaver Creek during national tours
BEAVER CREEK – Two major classical music troupes, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and The 5 Browns, will make their only Colorado stops at theVilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek Resort in January. The center’s other classical offerings for 2006 include a full production of “La Bohème” on March 2 and March 3, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Arad March 16 and Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway with the Polish Chamber Orchestra March 20. Moscow Chamber Orchestra, directed by Constantine Orbelain, will perform Jan. 20. The 5 Browns will perform on Jan. 25. Both performances begin at 6:30 p.m.Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2006, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra was created by conductor and violist Rudolph Barshai. Composer Dmitri Shostakovich called the troupe “the greatest chamber orchestra in the world.”
The sibling piano quartet that makes up The 5 Browns are close-knit. The 5 Browns, all virtuosic concert pianists, are reawakening the tradition of multi-piano performances that reaches back to the earliest days of modern piano when “monster concerts” wereentertaining audiences the world over. Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody and Ryan each have a distinctive and discriminating sound, honed at New York’s Juilliard School, where for five consecutive years, they studied simultaneously. The 5 Browns self-titled debut album was released in February 2005 and hit the top of Billboard Magazine’s Classical Music Chart, where it remained for six weeks.The 5 Browns will play orchestral selections transcribed for five pianos, as well as some solo and duo work. Desirae and Deondra have devoted themselves to a partnership as duo pianists. For ticket information, call 845-TIXS (8497) or 888-920-ARTS (2787). For a full Vilar Center winter schedule visit http://www.vilarcenter.org.