Category: Music

Join the Pep Band at Husky Statue First Anniversary

Husky StatueHappy Birthday Husky Statue

Michigan Tech’s iconic husky dog statue is turning one year old. Join us at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, for a special celebration. Members of the Pep Band will be on hand to play the birthday song and help mark the first anniversary of the statue’s dedication. The event is also a great way to thank Joan and (the late) Dan Lorenzetti, whose generosity made the husky statue a reality.

From Tech Today.

Choirs, Wind Symphony and Jazz, Oh My

A Musical Sampler
A Musical Sampler

A Musical Sampler will whet your eclectic musical taste buds! Ever wonder what the choirs at Michigan Tech sound like? Want to mash up an evening of Jazz and Wind Symphony? This Saturday night at the Rozsa, you have your chance to sample a bit of each all in one evening.

Michigan Tech’s department of visual and performing arts presents “A Musical Sampler, a celebration of music at Michigan Tech.”

The concert will feature the Jazz Lab Band, the Superior Wind Symphony, Concert Choir, conScience and the jazz ensemble AstroSax. The show will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the Musical Sampler concert are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at 7-2073, online at, or in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex.

From Tech Today, by Rozsa Center.

Mike Irish Interviewed by Just Jazz Guitar

Mike Irish - Just Jazz GuitarMike Irish (VPA) was interviewed for Just Jazz Guitar magazine. You can watch the interview on two supplemental videos online.

From Tech Today.

Video 1: Five Sax Arrangement of “Round Midnight” (An adaption of a Robert Conti solo guitar arrangement)

Arrangement by Mike Irish. Musicians: Rebecca Prich, Tonina Clements, Ben Sheff, Jake Reid, Nick Black

Video 2: Some Like It Cool – A Film About Mike Irish

A film by: Paul Kirby, Erik Doering, Peter Falk, Kevin Gray. Thanks to: Brittany Vanderwall, Kyle Frazier, Mike Christianson, Libby Meyer, Bob Hiltunen, Steve Jones, Orpheum Theater, Rozsa Theater. A special thanks to: Mike Irish, Erin Smith

Just Jazz Guitar Online features the greatest players, educators and writers in the field of jazz.

Music on the Menu: Irish Fiddlers at PLDL

Libby Meyer
Libby Meyer

The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to bring their lunch and enjoy “Music on the Menu,” an outdoor series of events held on the dock outside the library tomorrow.

Libby Meyer (VPA) will be joined by Copper Country Suzuki Association fiddlers from noon to 1 p.m. They will perform traditional Irish jigs, hornpipes and reels. The audience is welcome to dance.

Everyone is invited to bring their lunch and relax while listening to some great music. In the event of bad weather, the program will be held inside the library.

Library programs are free and open to all. For more information, call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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Rozsa’s 2015/16 Season

Pep BandThe Rozsa Center and Visual and Performing Arts 2015/16 season presents a little something for everyone. The season includes more than 39 events, encompassing film, lectures, music, art gallery exhibitions, dance and more. From Shakespeare and ballet, to comedy and jazz, Rozsa shows will entertain all tastes and ages. The season even includes an opportunity for local young dancers to perform alongside professional ballet dancers in The Nutcracker.

Flexible discount season ticket packages are on sale Aug. 1 to 31with single tickets going on sale Sept. 1. For more information visit the Rozsa Center website or contact Bethany Jones at

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Mike Irish at Key Ingredients

Mike Irish Performing at Key Ingredients
Mike Irish Performing at Key Ingredients. Photo: Roland Burgan.

Key Ingredients
An Evening of Music & Food
Downtown Hancock
Friday, July 17, 2015, 6-8 pm

Associate Professor Mike Irish will be performing in the 2nd Annual Key Ingredients event. Key Ingredients involves food, music, and sidewalk sales the day before the 40th annual Canal Run.

Key Ingredients is presented by the City of Hancock and HBPA (Hancock Business Professionals Association).

Attend the Facebook event.

Key Ingredients Poster 2015

Keweenawesomefest April 17-18, 2015

Keweenawesome Fest 2015

Keweenawesomefest is an annual two-day music festival hosted by WMTU 91.9 FM. The event takes place in the McArdle Theatre on the second floor of the Walker Arts and Humanities Center on the Michigan Tech campus.

Beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow, the evening will feature five local DJs in a night of electronic music. On Saturday, a variety of bands will perform including: Flitch, Ladders, The Lately, Valentiger and headliner Flint Eastwood. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert should finish up around midnight.

Members of WMTU staff and Michigan Tech’s Visual and Performing Arts majors are in charge of creating an amazing experience with projections, fancy lighting, awesome sound and the live video and audio stream of the event on WMTU’s website.

Tickets are $3 for one night or $5 for both nights. Tickets will be available at the door or for advance purchase from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the MUB Commons by the food court.

Questions can be directed to WMTU’s head of marketing at

From Tech Today, by WMTU-FM.