“The musical resumes of the members of Seraph Brass were highly impressive and their performing skills reflected as much. As someone who appreciates a diversity of musical styles, an evening with Seraph Brass left me feeling richer, both intellectually and emotionally.” McPherson Sentinel
Seraph Brass is 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 body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics. Recently, Seraph commissioned and premiered “Wolf” for solo soprano and brass quintet from Philadelphia-based composer, Joseph Hallman and has had several arrangements made by trumpeter Jeff Luke and composer Thomas Oltarzewski. Seraph will commission and premiere new works by American composers Rene Orth and Catherine McMichael this season.
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.
Enthusiastic about education, Seraph 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. Additionally, this season they will perform and give masterclasses at several universities, including Stephen F. Austin University, Western Illinois University, Penn State Erie, Piedmont College, and SUNY Cortland. Members of Seraph Brass have performed with Adele on her 2016 Tour.
Upcoming engagements include performances in Florida, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and New York. Seraph is proud to be on the highly acclaimed touring roster of Allied Concert Services and will perform two extensive tours of the MidWest in the 2016-17 Season. Seraph will also be the featured ensemble at the 2017 International Women’s Brass Conference and at the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland.
Photography by Jonathan Sorber Photography
“Seraph Brass is the next Boston or Canadian Brass.” President of the Gallup Concert Association
Holberg Suite, Mvt. 1 (Edvard Grieg arr. Oltarzewski) – Seraph Brass
Clair de Lune (Claude Debussy, arr. Chuck Seipp) – Seraph Brass
La Virgen de la Macarena (Rafael Mendez, arr. Jeff Nevin) – Seraph Brass
Der Hölle Rache from Die Zauberflöte (W.A. Mozart, arr. Jeff Luke) – Seraph Brass
“Wolf” (Poem by Jessica Hornik) for Soprano and Brass Quintet (Joseph Hallman),
live performance with Ashley Robillard, soprano
Go! (Anthony DiLorenzo) – Seraph Brass
Tango (J. Agnas) – Seraph Brass