Photo Flash: Society for the Performing Arts Hosts Piano Master Class with The 5 Browns
The Society for the Performing Arts recently presented a piano master class with The 5 Browns and students from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, as part of its education initiative. Held at the Steinway Selection Center downtown, about 25 students participated in the event. Scroll down for photos!
The 5 Browns are a classical piano quintet of three sisters and two brothers who attended Houston's Memorial High School and are waking up classical music to share it with the widest and most excited audiences they can find. The group performed at Jones Hall on May 12 to raves from the audience.
During the master class, three sets of HSPVA duos performed for The 5 Browns and their classmates. After each performance, a member of The 5 Browns would speak to the performance and make suggestions as to how they could improve. The member would also step in and show examples of what to do. Students were excited to engage with and learn from this dynamic musical quintet.
Society for the Performing Arts' Education & Community Engagement Department creates affordable opportunities for the discovery, development and celebration of creativity on and off stage by engaging all people in the Houston area through diverse programs and cultural partnerships. From professional development for teachers to pre-performance activities for the whole family, SPA's education and community engagement programs offer something for everyone.
Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is the largest independent non-profit presenting organization in the Southwest. Since its inception, SPA has sponsored more than 1,000 performances of the world's finest music, dance and theater events, in adherence to the belief that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within the community. In addition to presenting artists, SPA seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances, as well as build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas.
5 Browns host SPA piano master class
5 Browns and HSPVA Students