Category: Music

KSO and Hampton String Quartet

KSO and HSQAs the world’s best selling string quartet, HSQ plays classically influenced arrangements of Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Nirvana, and more. Wireless Magazine says: “One listen will change the way you hear both classical and pop music.”

The HSQ will be the featured guest artist for the 2nd Keweenaw Honors String Festival, with high school string players from Houghton, Negaunee, Marquette, and Escanaba joining the string quartet and KSO in clinics, masterclasses, rehearsals, and the closing concert. The public is invited to the following events during the Festival (all on the Rozsa stage):

*4-6 p.m. Masterclass with HSQ and student musicians (Friday, Dec. 7)

*1-2 p.m. Q&A with HSQ (Saturday, Dec. 8)

*7:30-9:30 p.m. KSO/HSQ/Festival Combined Concert (Saturday, Dec. 8)

Read more at Tech Today.

Hampton String Quartet and KSO at Rozsa

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Alex Saari.

Rock and classical music collide
HSQ joining forces with KSO, high school musicians

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra will open Saturday night’s concert with a performance of a pair of the movements of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” as well as a world premiere by composer Elizabeth Meyer. HSQ will then take the stage and perform a variety of rock classics from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Zach Kukkonen.

Hampton String Quartet Rocks the Rozsa
Saturday night, local string players were honored to perform with the Hampton Rock String Quartet

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Travis Pellosma.


Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa

See the Rozsa stage transformed into an intimate jazz-club atmosphere for the Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa. Jazz Showcase Backstage at the RozsaThe Rozsa stage will become a jazz lounge with cocktail tables and cash bar, and of course hot jazz provided by two Michigan Tech jazz ensembles: the Jazz Lab Band and the Research and Development Big Band, with special guest performances both nights by Mike Christianson, the new Michigan Tech Director of Bands.

Read more at Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.

Backstage at the Rozsa: Jazz Showcase

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Alex Saari.

Campus Jazz Band takes the Rozsa

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Nick Blecha.


KSO Concert Tour

KSO Tour 2012With the combined talent of over 60 musicians, the musical director says the goal of “From Russia with Love” is to tell a story.

“‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Antar Symphony,’ the Shostakovich Symphony, the fascinating history of the mockery of the Stalin regime through a symphony. It’s a compelling program and a compelling educational program and its musical merit is very compelling,” Neves said.

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performances:

Norway-Vulcan Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $10 and $5 for students

Marquette’s Kaufman Auditorium Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
Tickets $12 for adults and $5 for students

Escanaba’s William Oliver Auditorium Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m.
Tickets $10 adults $5 for students

Read more at Upper Michigans Source, by Gabrielle Mays.


KSO Begins a Four-city UP Tour: “From Russia With Love”

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents the first night of a four-city concert tour of an electric all-Russian concert, “From Russia with Love,” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Rozsa Center.

Read more at Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.

KSO to Begin Season with Russian Music, Tour

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode.

KSO to present all-Russian concert

Bathe in the luxurious beauty of Russian exoticism as the KSO performs works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Shostakovich.

Read more at the VPA Blog.


Rozsa debuts 2012-13 season

Jazz Club Cabaret
Jazz Club Cabaret

Interspersed throughout the season are also numerous local classical music concerts, with multiple concerts by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, which will also perform with the Hampton [Rock] String Quartet. Jazz aficionados can attend the Jazz Showcase in the fall or the Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert in the spring, and there will also be a pair of choral concerts by the Tech Concert Choir and the Michigan Tech Chamber Singers.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Zach Kukkonen.


Engineers Make Great Artists: Rozsa Center Makes A Case for the Arts

Rozsa Exterior 2012-13
Rozsa Center

The 2012-2013 Arts Marketing Plan will promote the relevance of art at Michigan Tech, focusing on arts as they relate to the Michigan Tech STEM mission. This includes continuing to cross-promote VPA and Rozsa events.

Engineers make great artists make great engineers” is a theme that will appear throughout the campaign. Design elements will focus on da Vinci drawings.

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Jennifer Donovan.


Rozsa, VPA Announce 2012-13 Season

Rozsa 2012-13
Rozsa 2012-13 Season

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts announce their 2012-13 season.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts will produce five plays, capping the year with a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in April.

Subscription sales begin the first week of August. Single ticket sales begin the first week of September. To purchase tickets, contact Ticketing Services at 487-2073, or go online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu .

Read more at Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.