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Seraph Brass to Perform at Hendrix College June 15


CONWAY, Ark. (June 11, 2019) – Seraph Brass, a dynamic brass quintet drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players, will perform Saturday evening, June 15, at Hendrix College. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is set for 7 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building.

The Seraph lineup for the June 15 performance at Hendrix consists of Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet; Raquel Rodriquez Samayoa, trumpet; Rachel Velvikis, horn; Hana Beloglavec, trombone; and Gretchen Renshaw James, tuba. Renshaw James serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Hendrix College. This month, Seraph Brass will begin their first residency at the Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere Festival, alongside the Dover Quartet in the festival orchestra. Other Seraph Brass performances this year include an appearance at the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami, Fla.

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. While Seraph Brass performs primarily as a brass quintet or sextet, it occasionally includes a larger ensemble of 10 performers. Seraph released its 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. The group performed multiple concerts at the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, and was the featured ensemble at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Seraph has performed concerts at the Forum Cultural Guanajuato in León, Mexico, Dame Myra Hess Concerts in Chicago, Gettysburg Concert Association (Pennsylvania), Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach (Florida), SUNY Cortland (New York), Jamestown Concert Association (New York), and Seraph’s members have toured extensively as Allied Concert Services artists. Seraph is on the roster of Dow Artists and the Manhattan Music Ensemble, and has appeared with the Rowan University Wind Ensemble, performing Rick DeJonge’s Prelude and Fantasy under the direction of Joseph Higgins. Many members of Seraph Brass performed with Adele on her North American 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