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Performing Arts Series to Continue with Seraph Brass Quintet

Seraph Brass to Perform
Seraph Quintet Brass

The Lee University School of Music will welcome the all-female Seraph Brass Quintet for the second installment of its Performing Arts Series. The performance will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall.

The concert will feature works by a variety of composers including Isaac Albéniz, Claude Debussy, Edvard Grieg, Catherine McMichael, and Tchaikovsky.

Seraph Brass is a dynamic ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics.

Seraph Brass has toured throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Performance locations include the Forum Cultural Guanajuato in León, Mexico; the Gettysburg Concert Association in Pennsylvania; Lieksa Brass Week in Finland; and the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida. Seraph is on the roster of the Manhattan Music Ensemble, has toured extensively as Allied Concert Services artists, and was the featured ensemble at the International Women’s Brass Conference in 2017.

The quintet has developed strong relationships with Venezuelan “El Sistema” education programs in Philadelphia and Washington D.C., performing fundraising concerts for Play-On Philly! and Bridges: Music Through Harmony. Seraph has given residencies and performances at numerous universities, including Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Penn State Erie, Stephen F. Austin University, and Wittenberg University.

Seraph commissioned and premiered “Wolf” for solo soprano and brass quintet from Philadelphia-based composer Joseph Hallman. The group has also commissioned new works by Catherine McMichael and Rene Orth, featured on “Asteria,” Seraph’s debut studio album, which won a Silver Medal Global Music Award in 2018.

For more information about the quintet, visit Seraph Brass.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required due to limited seating and are available on showclix or at the Dixon Center Box Office, open one week prior to the concert.

For more information, contact the Lee University School of Music at music@leeuniversity.edu or (423) 614-8240.

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