Some of them performed with Adele on her 2016 world tour

    Seraph Brass, America’s premiere all-woman brass ensemble, is hitting the road for a tour of the United States and Mexico, and the tour will bring them to Crookston on Friday, Oct. 6.

    Fresh from recording their first studio album in Finland for Summit Records, Seraph will share their unique take on the classics in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Leon, Mexico.

    Seraph Brass will perform at Crookston High School on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. under the sponsorship of the Crookston Civic Music League, which continues to bring world renowned artists to Crookston for its 66th season.

    Seraph Brass, a five-piece ensemble founded by international trumpet soloist Mary Elizabeth Bowden, draws from a roster of distinguished female musicians. The lineup for this tour will rotate amongst Bowden, Raquel Rodriquez and Jean Laurenz on trumpet, Rachel Velvikis playing horn, Hana Beloglavec and Donna Parkes on trombone and Joanna Ross Hersey and Gretchen Renshaw on tuba. The group will perform works by Debussy, Grieg, Liszt, Gershwin and Bernstein as well as new works commissioned for the group by American women composers.

    Seraph was a featured ensemble at this year’s International Women’s Brass Conference in Glassboro, New Jersey, and at the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland. In the last season, the group has performed at Penn State Erie, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert at the Chicago Cultural Center, Western Illinois University, Stephen F. Austin University in Texas and over 55 concerts across the United States. Group members also performed with Adele on her 2016 tour.

    Seraph’s first studio album is scheduled for release in January 2018. The follow-up to their 2016 live album will include original commissions by female American composers Rene Orth and Catherine McMichael, as well as new arrangements by Jeff Luke.

    For further information contact Elaine Metzger at 281-2681 or Alvern Wentzel at 281-7873.  Admission is by season ticket only.

    Anyone needing a ride to the performance should call T.H.E. BUS at 281-0700.