The 5 Browns to Present Their New Album 'The Little Tin Box' at Utah Valley University

The 5 Browns, the world-renowned Juilliard-trained pianist siblings, will perform songs from their newest album, “The Little Tin Box: A Collection of Childhood Memories,” via livestream at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts at Utah Valley University on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. MST.

   

The 5 Browns, the world-renowned Juilliard-trained pianist siblings, will perform songs from their newest album, “The Little Tin Box: A Collection of Childhood Memories,” via livestream at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts at Utah Valley University on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. MST. Tickets for the concert can be claimed here. Media can request a live concert video feed by contacting Eli Davis, edavis@dragonflimedia.com

Tickets can be claimed for free or purchased through a ‘pay what you can’ model, with all proceeds benefiting the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). 

NCA is the nation’s largest network of care centers for children victimized by abuse, leading and supporting more than 900 Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) as they provide comprehensive, coordinated, and compassionate services to children and families.

“The Little Tin Box” is a passion project about awareness of the traumas and emotions children face, inspired by children’s keepsake boxes filled with personal treasures. The tracks on the album, many of which the Brown siblings played throughout their childhoods, are meant to illustrate the emotions — some beautiful, some heartbreaking, some a combination — attached to childhood memories and mementos.

To further the album’s mission of awareness, The 5 Browns wish to shed light on children who are being adversely affected by COVID-19. Child abuse reports are currently down across the U.S., in some cases between 50-70%, because children do not have access to teachers and other trusted adults to confide in. Experts suspect that added stress and isolation from COVID have increased the risk of abuse within the home and as restrictions loosen, cases will rise substantially as children return to environments with trusted adults.

“’The Little Tin Box’ is easily the most personal and meaningful album we have ever recorded,” said Gregory Brown. “We hope listeners will take this journey through childhood memory with us, and while we’re at it, we’d love to be able to help bring a bit of hope to any of the countless children struggling to endure in the age of COVID.”

UVU’s broadcast team will deliver a commercial-grade livestream production with five-star quality sound, giving the audience as close to an in-person performance as possible while still adhering to COVID-19 protocols. After the concert, audience members will be able to participate in a Q&A with The 5 Browns. 

 

About The 5 Browns

Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae all attended The Juilliard School in New York City, where they became the first family of five siblings to be admitted. The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound. The siblings’ albums have collectively spent over 30 weeks in the #1 position on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart. 

See more about The 5 Browns at the5browns.com

During the May 2019 commencement exercises at UVU, The 5 Browns each received honorary doctorate degrees and as the official Steinway & Sons Artists took the opportunity to perform in front of thousands in the UCCU Center. After commencement, UVU took the clue and became an official Steinway School. This means that the Browns and any other UVU music student or entertainer at the Noorda Center will be privileged to play on the school’s pristine Steinway pianos.

 

About “The Little Tin Box” Album

At its core, “The Little Tin Box” is a passion project about awareness of the traumas and emotions children face, inspired by children’s keepsake boxes filled with personal treasures. The tracks on the album, many of which the siblings played throughout their childhoods, are meant to illustrate the emotions — some beautiful, some heartbreaking, some a combination — attached to childhood memories and mementos.

“The Little Tin Box” can be purchased and streamed at the5browns.com/albums/little-tin-box/ and is available anywhere you get your music.