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Seraph Brass to Perform, Teach at Hendrix College October 23

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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