Howard Brown Guest Artist-in-Residence Rachel Velvikis to perform at UW-Parkside on March 7

Published: February 5, 2020
By: UW-Parkside Marketing & Communications

SOMERS – The UW-Parkside College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce that 2020 Howard Brown Guest Artist-in-Residence Rachel Velvikis will be performing at UW-Parkside on March 7 at 7 p.m. in Bedford Concert Hall of the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center of Arts and Humanities. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for general admission.

Velvikis, a Kenosha native and graduate of the Kenosha School District, will be performing the Gliere Horn Concerto Op 91 in B-flat major accompanied by the UW-Parkside Community orchestra. This performance is made possible through the generosity of the Howard Brown fund for an artist in residence in the symphonic field at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Parkside. The concert will also include a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary of his birth with the performance of his fourth symphony, and chamber music works.

Rachel Velvikis

Rachel Velvikis has almost twenty years of experience as a professional musician. As a member of the critically acclaimed female brass quintet, Seraph Brass, Ms. Velvikis has toured the United States, Finland, and Mexico. Members of Seraph Brass have performed with pop icon Adele, and Seraph was the featured ensemble at the 2017 Women’s Brass Conference. They have performed at the Forum Cultural Guanajuato in Mexico, and were guest artists at the 2017 Lieksa Brass Week in Finland. The group returned to Finland the summer of 2018 to give an album release concert as well as two more performances. Seraph Brass recorded their debut album in beautiful Finland, and Summit Records released the album, Asteria, in January 2018.

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Kenosha News Article

Seraph Brass: Rachel Velvikis


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Lesley H. Walker
Professor of Literatures and Languages
Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

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