The final 2022-23 Boise Chamber Music Series concert features Seraph Brass in a quintet with Mary Elizabeth Bowden and Sarah Jessen, trumpets; Chandra Cervantes, horn; Victoria Garcia, trombone; and Cristina Cutts Dougherty, tuba. The concert is Friday, April 14th, at 7:30 pm in the Morrison Center Recital Hall. For single tickets ($30) to this concert, contact Jeanne Belfy firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Founded by 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, Seraph Brass 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 is 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. Seraph 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, International Women’s Brass Conference, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and a two-week tour across China. Their concert showcases virtuosic transcriptions of 19th-century Romantic works, from solo piano music to opera, and brand-new, evocative, or highly charged original brass quintet compositions by Kevin Day, Reena Esmail, Catherine McMichael, and Anthony DiLorenzo.