Category: Music

A Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra “Celebration of Concertos”

KSO Celebration of ConcertosThe Rozsa Center is pleased to welcome the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra in their Celebration of Concertos at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 2016.

What is a Concerto you ask? According to Wikipedia, a “concerto is a musical composition, a piece usually composed in three parts…, in which one solo musician… is accompanied by an orchestra…”

The eight talented winners of the KSO Concerto Competition join the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra in an exciting evening of concertos by Prokofiev, Strauss, Mendelssohn, Offenbach, Puccini, Saint-Saens, Massenet, Kabalevsky and Mozart.

Tickets are on sale now, $19 for adults, $6 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.

From Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.


Listen to conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers

St. Joseph Catholic ChurchThese performances are by conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, directed by Jared Anderson. They were recorded at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden, MI, in March 2015.

Josquin des Prez: Sanctus from Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae

https://soundcloud.com/jaredand/josquin-sanctus-from-missa-hercules-du-ferrariae

Agincourt Carol

https://soundcloud.com/jaredand/agincourt-carol

Edward Elgar: My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land

https://soundcloud.com/jaredand/edward-elgar-my-love-dwelt-in-a-northern-land


Superior Wind Symphony Concert Features Music About the Power and Science of the Outdoors

SWS Be Here NowDid you know that “Geodesy” is the science of measuring the earth in all of the ways that it is possible to do so? There is music that speaks to that study, to the sheer power of the outdoors, the world we live in. As the wind and snow howl outside, take a step back and spend an evening celebrating the music that power inspires.

Please join Superior Wind Symphony’s 45 musicians inside the warm Rozsa theatre for a concert about the beauty, the science, and the expanse of the outdoors in their concert “Be Here Now” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20 at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

From Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.


Joel Neves is a Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist

Joel Neves
Joel Neves

The William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the University.

Based on more than 50,000 student rating of instruction responses, 11 finalists have been identified for the 2016 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty and alumni to aid in its deliberation process.

Among the finalists in the Associate Professor / Professor Category is Associate Professor Joel Neves.

Comments on the nominees are due by Friday, March 18, 2016, and can be completed online.

From Tech Today, by by Jackson Center For Teaching and Learning.


Jazz Night on the Town February 4, 2016

Jazz Night on the TownThe Mikes: both Irish & Christianson (Northern Standard Time) will be swinging it at the Orpheum as a fundraiser for Mu Beta Psi, the national music support fraternity!

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Orpheum, Hancock, MI
8-11PM

Jazz Night on the Town

Join the brothers of Mu Beta Psi for a benefit concert from 8 to 11 pm Thursday, February 4th in the Orpheum Theater in downtown Hancock.

The concert features jazz from Northern Standard Time and AstroSax and benefits the John Macinnes Student Scholarship. This scholarship honors applicants that have shown interest and participated in the musical organizations at Michigan Technological University.

Help support a great cause and listen to phenomenal jazz. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $7 for Students and Seniors.

From Tech Today, by Brothers of Mu Beta Psi.


Rozsa to present “Pete Seeger: The Storm King” Jan. 22, 2016

The Storm KingHOUGHTON — The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents “Pete Seeger: The Storm King” — an evening of live music, poetry and video with a look back at the great hero of 60s, his music, peace activism and the counterculture movement. This beautiful collection of recorded stories, narratives, and poems spoken by the late Pete Seeger and longtime protege, producer and drummer Jeff Haynes, is set to live, multi-genre music that enhances Seeger’s marvelous reminiscences. “Pete Seeger: The Storm King,” comes to the Rozsa at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.


Momentum Jazz Band Helps Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

MomentumMichigan Tech’s 27th Annual MLK Banquet was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016, in the Memorial Union Ball Room. The event, open to the public with free reservations, featured a buffet dinner, musical performances from Tech’s Momentum Jazz band, spoken word poetry and a keynote address from William P. Jones, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of the books The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights and The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.


A Jazz Presecription for Your Winter Blues: Jazz Cabaret at the Rozsa

Jazz Cabaret 2016Time for a jazz check-up? Creative, fresh, interactive, soothing food for the soul and nourishment for the ears. Join Jazz Studies Program Director Mike Irish and the Michigan Tech Jazz ensembles for two nights of Jazz Cabaret: Backstage at the Rozsa, starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, 2016.

Let our in-house musicians make your evening memorable, enjoyable and enriching. The Rozsa stage becomes a pop-up jazz club, and the intimate club atmosphere is a perfect setting for the “jazz-med staff,” including Jaztec: A mainstream quintet that will stimulate all of your vital signs; Momentum: A 9-piece horn band providing the latest in soul treatments; and the Dan Fuhrmann Trio.

From Tech Today.


Concert Choir Entertains Seniors

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Upper Michigan Chapter, hosted holiday meals served by community volunteers for senior citizens on Christmas Day in several Upper Peninsula locations.

The seniors who attended the Christmas 2015 dinner at the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock enjoyed a special treat of holiday music provided by members of the Michigan Tech Concert Choir, led by Jared Anderson, and a flute quintet.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.


Something Borrowed, Something Blizzard

Married musicians made their way into Michigan Tech Magazine.

Andrea (Walvatne) ’12 and Kristopher Falasco ’13
Music (and love) was in the air when Andrea, who plays clarinet, and Kris, who plays saxophone and oboe, met in the Michigan Tech Wind Symphony. When they married in Wausau, Wisconsin, the couple infused their home state with Michigan Tech pride. “We served pasties and KBC beer, and our grand entrance song was “2001,” the same song the Pep Band plays every game.” Paying homage to their beloved Copper Country, Andrea and Kris’s wedding bands are even made of copper.

Liz (Cloos) ’12 and Patrick Dreyer ’12
Liz and Patrick fell in love before classes even started. The pair hit it off over card games during LeaderShape, Tech’s intensive week long leadership development institute at the Ford Center in Alberta. Both musicians, Patrick went on to join the Pep Band and the couple participated in dozens of band events together. When they wed in June 2014, the Pep Band serenaded them with “You are My Sunshine” during the reception.

Read more at Michigan Tech Magazine Fall 2015, by Shannon Rinkenen.