Female classical brass quintet to visit A.L.

Published 9:19 am Friday, September 23, 2016

Seraph Brass, an all female brass quintet, will perform Sunday in Albert Lea. - Provided

Seraph Brass, an all female brass quintet, will perform Sunday in Albert Lea. – Provided

The female classical brass quintet, Seraph Brass are bringing their  mix of classics and commissioned works on a concert tour from September 19 to October 25, 2016. States included on the tour are Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Indiana, New Mexico, Colorado, North and South Dakota, Montana and New York.

The group will perform  from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundayin the auditorium at Albert Lea High School as part of the Albert Lea Civic Music program.

This tour brings classical music to audiences outside of the major metropolitan areas and is the perfect family event.

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

Some of the classics on the program are Mozart’s “Queen of the Night Aria,” Puccini’s “Dorma,” and Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” The quintet will be featuring a new work by Emmy® Award-winning composer Anthony DiLorenzo entitled “Go!”

Members of Seraph Brass have performed with such esteemed ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Musicians from Marlboro, the Luzern Music Festival in Switzerland, National Symphony, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea, and the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. They hold positions in the Richmond Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Artosphere Orchestra, New Chicago Brass, Tennessee Tech University, and the University of Virginia.

The ensemble is enthusiastic about education and has developed strong relationships with Venezuelan “El Sistema” programs in Philadelphia and Washington, DC, performing fundraising concerts for Play-On Philly! and Bridges: Music Through Harmony. Seraph has also taught masterclasses at esteemed universities such as University of Virginia and Rowan University. They will also perform and give masterclasses at several universities, including Stephen F.  Austin University, Western Illinois University, Penn State Erie, Piedmont College, and SUNY Cortland. Seraph Will be the featured ensemble at the 2017 international women’s press conference.

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