Events

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Music-o-rama

  • Oct 04, 2014 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Band-o-rama Just Got Bigger

Eclectic soiree of fast-paced ensembles featuring Michigan Tech's Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and more!

Performances from multiple areas on stage.

Music-O-Rama: An Eclectic Musical Celebration at the Rozsa Oct. 4
Keweenaw Now, October 3, 2014

Music-O-Rama: An Eclectic Musical Celebration at the Rozsa
Tech Today, September 26, 2014

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Vive Latino!

  • Oct 11, 2014 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

Noted Argentinian conductor, Luis Gorelik, guest conducts the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra in an electrifying evening of música from Argentina.  With masterworks from the country's leading composers—including Alberto Ginastera—this unique performance highlights the frenetic energy, danceable rhythms, and exhilarating pulse of the music.

Buy tickets and attend the performance or LISTEN LIVE online for free!

Musica de Argentina
Michigan Tech Lode, October 16, 2014

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra to present concert of music from Argentina Oct. 11 at Rozsa
Keweenaw Now, October 9, 2014

KSO Fantasies

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra Fall Recital Series

  • Oct 16, 2014 7:00 PM
  • Portage Lake United Church

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents a free Fall Music Recital. This recital's theme—Fantasies and Fairy Tales—invites beautiful and compelling vocal and instrumental music, including performances of Canadian fiddle, opera arias and art songs, woodwind quartet, string quartet, piano solo, and flute solo.

There is no ticket price for the recital, but a $5 donation toward the KSO and PLUC is accepted at the door. There will be a nice reception after the performance.

Baby with the Bathwater

Baby with the Bathwater

  • Oct 16 – Oct 18, 2014 7:30 PM
  • Oct 23 – Oct 25, 2014 7:30 PM
  • McArdle Theatre

Michigan Tech Theatre Company

Directed by Patricia Helsel

Baby with the Bathwater, play by Christopher Durang, is a hilarious satire on bringing up baby. Raising a child is challenging under the best circumstances. But what happens when parents get so caught up in trying to do all the things society and experts expect? Find out how baby grows up and faces life's challenges in this humorously absurd tale. Adult humor and language.

Merit Response for Baby with the Bathwater . . .

Pep Band

A Keweenaw Stentorian Antagonist

  • Oct 17, 2014 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

The Huskies Pep Band presents their second concert, this time in the form of a live radio drama. Featuring: "Between Two BA!s" and "An Interview with Blizzard," with special guests from Michigan Tech in administration and athletics.

41 North Film Festival

41 North Film Festival

  • Oct 23 – Oct 26, 2014 8:00 AM
  • Rozsa Center

The 41 North Film Festival (formerly Northern Lights Film Festival) celebrates its 10th anniversary with a name change and an outstanding slate of recent award-winning films and special guests.

  • Mark Levinson and Particle Fever
  • Geeta Patel, Vasant Patel, and Meet the Patels
  • Boyhood
  • The Overnighters
  • Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
  • Coherence
  • Shorts programs, and other great events!

The event is sponsored by the Humanities Department, the Visual and Performing Arts Department, the Office of Institutional Equity, and the College of Sciences and Arts. It is free and open to the community.

Particle Fever
Michigan Tech Lode, October 30, 2014

41 north film festival expected to be big hit . . .

Jazz Showcase

Jazz Showcase – Backstage at the Rozsa

  • Oct 31 – Nov 01, 2014 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Backstage

Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band & Research and Development Big Band

Enjoy two nights of Big Band Jazz "Up Close and Personal" in this pop-up jazz club setting. Join the Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band and the Research and Development Big Band, both under the direction of Mike Irish, for a wide variety of jazz. The Rozsa stage becomes a jazz lounge with cocktail tables and a cash bar, and of course, hot . . .

Folk Music

All Music is Folk Music

  • Nov 08, 2014 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Superior Wind Symphony

Louis Armstrong famously said; "I ain't never heard a horse sing a song." Classic wind treatments of folk music of: America, China, Korea and England by: Aaron Copland, Gustav Holst, Chen Yi and John Barnes Chance will be featured.

“All music is folk music”
Michigan Tech Lode, November 13, 2014

Superior Wind Symphony to perform "All Music Is Folk Music" Nov. 8 at Rozsa
Keweenaw Now, November 5, 2014

Alternate Realities

Alternate Realities

  • Nov 13 – Nov 15, 2014 7:30 PM
  • McArdle Theatre

Michigan Tech Theatre Company

Directed by Roger Held

A trip through 20th Century Avant Garde Theatre and out the present side.

An evening composed of short Expressionist, DADAist, Surrealist, Futurist, Absurdist, Existentialist, and Neo-Futurist plays by each movements famous artists. Join us for the bizarre, funny, ridiculous, and little bit scary romp of leading edge artists who helps shape the modern view of the world.

“The theatre, film, and television of today are the descendants of the avant-garde plays of . . .

KSO Movies

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra Fall Chamber Recital

  • Nov 20, 2014 7:00 PM
  • Portage Lake United Church

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents a free Fall Music Recital. This recital's theme—Night at the Movies—invites beautiful and compelling vocal and instrumental music, including performances of opera arias and art songs, woodwind quartet, string quartet, and a premiere of a new composition.

There is no ticket price for the recital, but a $5 donation toward the KSO and PLUC is accepted at the door. There will be a nice reception after the performance.

Choral-Orchestral Shuffle

Choral-Orchestral Shuffle: A Concert Playlist

  • Dec 13, 2014 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers join the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra in an eclectic concert “playlist” of choral-orchestral masterworks, including music from operas, requiems, cantatas, motets, songs, and polkas. As the playlist shuffles from Bach to Berlioz, Verdi to Wagner, and Gabrieli to Fauré, it illustrates the dramatic power and expressivity inherent in music for choir and orchestra.

Repertoire

Berlioz, Requiem, “Rex Tremendae”
Fauré, Pavane
Verdi, La traviata, “Gypsy Chorus”
Berlioz, Requiem, . . .

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Jazz Cabaret: Backstage at the Rozsa

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  • Jan 23 – Jan 24, 2015 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Small group jazz takes the stage for 2 evenings of dynamic music featuring Jaztec and Momentum with special guests.  The Rozsa captures the atmosphere and vibe of a "New York club" with the unique jazz club of the "Backstage."  Jazz, Funk, Swing, Latin – you name it, we’ve got it!

KSO Shostakovich

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich and Stalin: A Soviet Artist’s Creative Response

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  • Feb 21, 2015 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

A musico-dramatic and audio-visual exploration of the repressive climate that Stalin imposed upon artists in the 1930s, and how this shaped Shostakovich’s musical output. The Fifth Symphony—the composer’s greatest masterpiece—embodies Shostakovich’s creative response to Soviet demands for “socialist realism” in classical music.

Repertoire

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5

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The Great Lakes Showcase

  • Feb 26 – Feb 27, 2015 8:00 AM – 8:00 pm
  • Mar 02 – Mar 06, 2015 8:00 AM – 8:00 pm
  • Mar 09 – Mar 13, 2015 8:00 AM – 8:00 pm
  • Mar 16 – Mar 20, 2015 8:00 AM – 8:00 pm
  • Mar 23 – Mar 27, 2015 8:00 AM – 8:00 pm
  • Mar 30 – Mar 31, 2015 8:00 AM – 8:00 pm
  • Rozsa Gallery

The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.

Free and Open to the Public

Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.

Opening Reception

This year the reception will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Rozsa Center.

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II:Day Into Night:II

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  • Feb 28, 2015 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Superior Wind Symphony presents music for winds that deals with the ideas of night, day, moon, and light. Listeners will find it perfect for the deep midwinter time in the UP.

Music is performed by Libby Larsen, Steven Bryant, Ron Nelson, and John Mackey.

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Don Keranen Jazz Memorial Jazz Show with special guest Kathy Kosins

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  • Mar 28, 2015 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

2015 marks the 48th year of great jazz at Michigan Tech! Join Director of Jazz Studies, Mike Irish and all of the Michigan Tech Jazz performers for this memorable evening of jazz! This year we welcome vocalist Kathy Kosins.