CONWAY, Ark. (October 1, 2018) – Seraph Brass, a dynamic brass
quintet drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players, is a
featured guest artist in the Harold Thompson Recital Series at Hendrix College.
The free performance, which is open to the public, is set for Tuesday, October
23 at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium.
The lineup of Seraph Brass for this performance consists of Mary
Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet; Jean Laurenz, trumpet; Rachel Velvikis, horn; Hana
Beloglavec, trombone; and Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James, Assistant Professor of
Music and Director of Bands at Hendrix College, tuba.
In addition to the evening performance, Seraph Brass will
present an entrepreneurship workshop from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Classroom 3 of the
Trieschmann Fine Arts Building. Like the concert, this event is free and open
to the public.
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 released their debut studio
album, Asteria, on Summit Records in January
2018, winning a Silver Medal Global Music Award. Seraph Brass has toured throughout
the United States, Mexico, and Europe, performed multiple concerts at this
summer’s Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, and was the featured ensemble at the International
Women’s Brass Conference.
Other performance highlights include the Forum Cultural Guanajuato
in León, Mexico, Dame Myra Hess Concerts in Chicago (IL), Gettysburg Concert Association
(PA), and the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach (FL). Seraph has toured extensively
as Allied Concert Services artists. Members of Seraph performed with Adele on her
2016 U.S. tour.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College
consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts
institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools
That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.