Thursday, September 14, 2023


Murchison Performing Arts Center

[This event is a music performance]

Ticket Info: FREE for UNT students, Faculty/Staff $10, General Public $12

Students/Faculty/Staff can claim their tickets at the Murchison Performing Arts Center Box Office. 

Murchison Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm, and ONE HOUR before the ticketed event.

For questions/concerns, feel free to email the Murchison box office email, or call at (940) 369 - 7802.

Seraph Brass was founded by trumpet soloist Mary Elizabeth Bowden with the mission of elevating and showcasing the excellence of female brass players and highlighting musicians from marginalized groups both in personnel and in programming. Winners of the American Prize in Chamber Music, the group has been praised for their “beautiful sounds" (American Record Guide), "fine playing” (Gramophone), and “staggeringly high caliber of performance” (Textura). Now in its ninth touring season, Seraph primarily performs as a quintet, with a dynamic roster drawing from America's top brass musicians. The group is currently in residency at the Walton Art Center's Artosphere Festival, alongside the Dover Quartet. Seraph Brass is a Yamaha Performing Group and performs exclusively on Yamaha instruments.


The ensemble has toured around the world, including performances at the Tafalla Brass Week in Spain, Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, the Busan Maru International Music Festival in South Korea, the Forum Cultural Guanajuato in Mexico, the International Women's Brass Conference, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and a two-week tour across China. 2022-23 performance highlights include Anthony DiLorenzo's Chimera for brass quintet and orchestra with the Florence Symphony in November, and performances at Chamber Music Raleigh, Chautauqua Institution, University of Toronto, Asheville Chamber Music Series, National Gallery of Art in D.C., Diehn Concert Series in Norfolk, UNC Greensboro, and extensive touring around the United States through Live On Stage.


Seraph performs a diverse body of repertoire, ranging from original transcriptions to newly commissioned works and core classics. The group has commissioned new pieces by Catherine McMichael and Rene Orth; both featured on the Silver Medal Global Music Award-winning debut album Asteria. The group regularly participates in commissioning consortiums, recently supporting works by Kevin Day, Mischa Zupko, and Lillian Yee.  In 2023, Seraph will premiere a new wind ensemble arrangement of Anthony DiLorenzo's Chimera at the 2023 American Trombone Workshop with the United States Army Band “Pershing's Own” and later will premiere and perform a new concerto commission from Jennifer Jolley with Texas Tech University. The group will return to Lieksa Brass week in Finland in Summer 2023.

Praise for Seraph Brass:

“Fine playing”

    Gramophone Magazine

“This is a very fine brass quintet that makes beautiful sounds. “

    American Record Guide

“As an ensemble, Seraph Brass delivers music both bright and warm, consistently playing with satisfying tone qualities that, when delivered at their skill levels, make brass music endearing.”

    Harold Duckett, KnoxTNToday 


Seraph Brass | Official Website

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