• Oct 08, 2010 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Bandarama, Michigan Tech’s high-spirited Family Weekend tradition features the


  • Oct 14 – Oct 16, 2010 7:30 PM
  • Oct 21 – Oct 22, 2010 7:30 PM
  • Oct 22, 2010 7:30 PM
  • McArdle Theatre

Tech Theatre Company

Independence ProductionIn the play, three young women struggle to gain personal independence within a dysfunctional family. Written by Lee Blessing, it is a

The KSO Returns to Calumet Theatre

  • Oct 16, 2010 7:30 PM
  • Calumet Theatre

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra will return to theCalumet Theatre in October. The home of the KSO for many years becomes its home again for one night only, as the orchestra launches its 40th anniversary concert season in the historic theatre. The KSO will perform the Upper Peninsula premiere of Higdon's "Blue

Heroism & Nostalgia: Musical Memories from Times of War

  • Oct 20, 2010 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Superior Wind Symphony

The Fall Pops Concert will feature "Songs from Times of War," with the Superior Wind Symphony. Nicholas Enz will lead the symphony in a concert featuring favorite works from times of war, including Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"; Irving Berlin's classic songs; Milhaud's "Suite Francaise";

KSO Recital Series: Songs of Joy and Humor

  • Oct 22, 2010 7:00 PM
  • Portage Lake United Church

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents its first annual 'Fall KSO Recital Series' concert, featuring humorous instrumental selections by the KSO Woodwind Quartet and KSO String Quartet, and hilarious vocal solos and duets, including the famous "Meow" song.

Portage Lake United Church is located across the street from Michigan Tech's Administration Building. The

Fall Jazz Showcase

  • Oct 29 – Oct 30, 2010 7:30 PM
  • McArdle Theatre

Jazz Lab Band and Research and Development Big Band

Jazz BandsThere will be 2 great nights of jazz in the Fall Jazz Showcase. Great big band

Creating Out Loud

  • Nov 01, 2010 7:30 PM
  • Jan 03, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Gallery

Susanne Kilpela


A fully encompassing installation created spontaneously while in the actual gallery space by Michigan Technological University's own Susanne Kilpela. This exhibit will display a metamorphosis of 2 dimensional art to 3 dimensional and end with objects of clay made right in the gallery itself. It will question and celebrate the process of the creative mind.


Please join us for the opening

Ultimate Audiobook

  • Nov 12, 2010 7:30 PM
  • Nov 13, 2010 3:00 PM
  • Nov 18 – Nov 19, 2010 7:30 PM
  • McArdle Theatre

Tech Theatre Company

The Ultimate Audiobook is an "uber-sound experience" created by Michigan Tech's future sound designers and engineers. The performance will be conducted in workshop format, with the audience helping to provide sound elements and voices for a completely scored, surround-sound experience.

PillowAppropriate for all ages. Folks are encouraged to bring a pillow, though traditional seating is available.

There will be a matinee on Saturday,

American Voices Fall Gala Concert

  • Nov 13, 2010 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Superior Wind Symphony

The Superior Wind Symphony will explore "American Voices," celebrating the music and sounds we associate with the United States. The diverse history of this country has provided a vast musical palette that is easily identifiable as the "American Sound." The concert will feature music by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland and Florence Price. From vaudeville to New Orleans Dixieland jazz, this will be a concert to remember.

KSO Recital Series: The Spiritual and Transcendent

  • Nov 19, 2010 7:00 PM
  • Portage Lake United Church

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents its second "Fall KSO Recital Series". The recital—entitled "The Spiritual and Transcendent"—features sublime and touching instrumental and vocal music performed by local student and community musicians. Come and enjoy inspiring chamber music that promises to invigorate your soul!

Portage Lake United Church is located across the street

Beethoven's Fifth

  • Dec 04, 2010 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven's "Fifth Symphony" launches the holiday season. The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra continues its 40th anniversary celebration by performing Beethoven's transcendent "Fifth Symphony," whose obsessive four-note motif is the most famous passage in all of music. The concert also features Enescu's gypsy-inspired "Romanian Rhapsody No. 1" and the emotional impressionism of Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess."

A Circle of Life

  • Dec 11, 2010 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Michigan Tech Concert Choir

Rounding out the fall semester is "A Circle of Life" by theMichigan Tech Concert ChoirDr. Jared Anderson, conductor; and Susie Byykkonen, piano. This concert will be a journey through many of the stages of the human existence, from birth and childhood, through

Jazz Club Cabaret

  • Jan 21 – Jan 22, 2011 7:30 PM
  • McArdle Theatre

JazTec, Momentum, Calumet Jazz Experience, and RealTime

The Jazz Club Cabaret presents hot jazz for a cool evening. The MTU jazz combos, Jaztec and Momentum will be playing both nights with the Calumet (HS) Jazz Experience joining them on Friday, the RealTime Jazz Band joining them on Saturday.

Jaztec specializes in mainstream and classic jazz with Mark Maguire on guitar, Ben Sheff on saxophone and clarinet, Jack Matheson on bass, and

VPA Music Faculty Recital

  • Jan 30, 2011 3:00 PM
  • McArdle Theatre

Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts, Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech music faculty will be performing the music of Massenet, Scarlatti, Schubert and a few jazz standards.

This recital will feature Joel Neves, trumpet, and Lara Neves, soprano, performing Mio Tesoro per te moro by Alessandro Scarlatti, accompanied by Jared Anderson. Laura Neves will also perform 

Winter Carnival Concert

  • Feb 12, 2011 2:00 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 40th anniversary season with a concert of light classical favorites during Winter Carnival. These include selections from Beethoven's cosmic Fifth Symphony; Elgar's Enigma Variations; Ravel's impressionistic Pavane for a Dead Princess; and the gypsy-inspired folk music of Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No. 1. A surprise piece will end the concert.


Two Rooms

  • Feb 17 – Feb 19, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Feb 24 – Feb 26, 2011 7:30 PM
  • McArdle Theatre

Tech Theatre Company

The two rooms of the title are a windowless cubicle in Beirut where an American hostage is being held by Arab terrorists and a room in his home in the United States, which his wife has stripped of furniture so that, at least symbolically, she can share his ordeal. In fact the same room serves for both and is also the locale for imaginary conversations between the

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

  • Feb 19, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

World-class Ukrainian violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv performs Tchaikovsky's electric Violin Concerto with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra. Copland's uniquely American Appalachian Spring Suite rounds off the KSO's 40th anniversary concert season. The Keweenaw Honors String Festival coincides with this performance, as school orchestras from throughout the Upper Peninsula come to Houghton for masterclasses with Ms. Ivakhiv. Don't miss the KSO's last

Mid-Winter Band Festival Concert

  • Feb 23, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Superior Wind Symphony

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce a very special Mid-Winter Band Festival Concert.Nicholas Enz, conductor of Michigan Technological University's 50-member wind ensemble, The Superior Wind Symphony, will treat the audience to an evening filled with folksongs, featuring guest conductor Dr. Evan Feldman, of the University of

NMU/MTU Jazz Concert

  • Mar 16, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

NMU Jazz Ensemble and Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band


Witness a smokin' jazz battle, as the Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band (under the direction of Mike Irish), and the NMU Jazz Ensemble (under the direction of Mark Flaherty)

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert

  • Mar 26, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

R&D Big Band and Jazz Lab Band

Don Keranen (1942-2000) was one of the most talented musicians to ever be associated with the Copper Country. Born and raised in Baraga, Don received his academic music education at Northern Michigan University and graduate studies at the University of Oregon. He also accumulated an enormous breadth of experience, in all genres, as a composer/arranger, sax/flute performer, keyboardist, bassist and a marvelous

Northern Lights Film Festival

  • Mar 31 – Apr 02, 2011 12:00 AM
  • McArdle Theatre

The Seventh Annual Northern Lights Film Festival brings recent award-winning independent films to the campus and surrounding community.

The Northern Lights Film Festival is sponsored by the departments of Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts and Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise Team.

Thursday, March 31
7:00 pm Gasland
9:30 pm Zenith

Friday, April 1
5:00 pm In the Family
7:30 pm Erasing David
9:30 pm Heartless

Saturday, April 2


  • Apr 02, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Michigan Tech Concert Choir

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir will perform its annual spring concert. The concert is entitled "Whimsy!", featuring a wide selection of choral music on light-hearted texts.

  • Comedy Tonight (Sondheim): "Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"
  • Ballad of

Spring Concert

  • Apr 10, 2011 2:00 PM
  • McArdle Theatre


Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Concert Band

The Campus Concert Band will begin the program with a set that includes "Cajun Folksongs" by Frank Ticheli. This work is a setting of two folksongs from southern Louisiana and was composed as a tribute to this culture. The Campus Concert Band will close with Julius Fucik's grand march, "The Florentiner."

Following the Concert Band, various

South Pacific

  • Apr 14 – Apr 16, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Student Art & Design Show

  • Apr 18 – Apr 22, 2011 8:00 AM – 8:00 pm
  • Rozsa Center


Michigan Tech Students

The students of Mary Ann Beckwith and Susanne Kilpela as well as others will display the artwork they've produced in Visual & Performing Arts classes this year in the annual Student Show.

The reception on Monday, April 18, will feature purchase prize announcements for the first time. The exhibit runs for five days in the lobby and mezzanine areas of the Rozsa Center.

"Lots of great artwork!" says Susanne