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Seraph Brass to perform Nov. 7


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Seraph Brass, an all-female brass musician group, will perform Nov. 7 at 7:30 in the Bryan Fine Arts Building’s Wattenbarger Auditorium.

Published Monday Nov 5, 2018

An all-female brass musician group will perform Nov. 7 at 7:30 in the Bryan Fine Arts Building’s Wattenbarger Auditorium.

Seraph Brass members have performed with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Musicians from Marlboro, Luzern Music Festival in Switzerland, National Symphony Brass Band of Battle Creek, Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea and Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand.

The group performs primarily as a brass quintet or sextet and maintains a high standard of excellence while experimenting with original, modern and traditional music.

The group is also active with education, working with programs in the same vein of Venezuela’s famous El Sistema, a music education initiative for impoverished schoolchildren, in cities throughout the U.S.

One of the group’s members, Raquel Rodriguez, is a former assistant professor of trumpet at Tennessee Tech. As an orchestral trumpeter, she was also the principal trumpet of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and the Brass Arts Quintet.

The group’s debut studio album, Asteria, was released in January and is the recipient of a Silver Medal Global Music Award.

This event is sponsored by the Center Stage series, which is made possible by Tennessee Tech’s general education fund.

It is free and open to the public.

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