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SFA's University Series to feature Seraph Brass Quintet

January 5, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
Seraph Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus as part of the College of Fine Arts' University Series.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - America's top female brass players will take the stage in a Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' University Series performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

A dynamic quintet, Seraph Brass is renowned for engaging audiences with captivating music, according to Scott Shattuck, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and director of the series.

"Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of work that includes new compositions written specifically for the group in addition to well-known classics," Shattuck said.

Members have performed with such acclaimed ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, and international orchestras from Switzerland, Korea, Scotland and 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. Two members have performed and/or toured with Grammy Award-winning artist Adele.

The ensemble will present a master class for SFA music students while the group is on campus.

This performance is sponsored in part by Cataract, Glaucoma and Retina Specialists of East Texas/Benchmark Optical and Medical Arts Surgery Center.

Prior to the performance, Dr. Charles Gavin, professor in the SFA School of Music, will present an informative talk about the quintet at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery. The gallery is located across the hall from Turner Auditorium, which is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to meet the performers and to honor the event's corporate sponsor.

Single event ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3.

This season's final University Series performance will feature Olga Vocal Ensemble on Feb. 2.

For tickets or more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.