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Mosaic for Earth Presented by Michigan Tech Music

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 7:30 pm

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Tech Choirs celebrate Earth Day with a presentation of Dwight Bigler's Mosaic for Earth.

Led by conductor Jared Anderson, Over 150 local musicians will gather on the Rozsa stage for this awe-inspiring performance by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Tech Choirs, featuring the Houghton Area Children’s Chorus prepared by Hillary Arundel and guest soloists Soren Schmidt, Lara Neves, Kathryn Summersett, and Drake Dantzler

Throughout the 100-minute concert, audiences can expect to be swept away by breathtaking visual scenes designed to accompany the music. Together, they showcase the beauty of our planet and our responsibility to protect it.

CONTENT GUIDANCE | None
PRESENTER | Michigan Tech Music
VENUE | Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
DURATION | approx. 100 min
TICKETS | Pay As You're Able ($20 Full Ticket Fee) What is this?
SEATING | General Admission

About

Michigan Tech Music, part of the Michigan Tech Visual and Performing Arts Department, offers ten music performance groups: bands, orchestra, jazz, and choral ensembles that expose students, faculty, and the community to the artistic and communicative values of music and the power it has to change lives.

conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers is a select, student-only chamber choir of 24 voices. Pronounced, “conscience,” the small ensemble performs varied styles and time periods (from antiquity to the present) in formal and informal performance settings. The choir performs locally and also tours regionally.

Founded in 1971, the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra is the Upper Peninsula’s oldest orchestra and one of five symphony orchestras in the Lake Superior region. The KSO is a college-community ensemble composed of Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff, and community musicians. The orchestra presents four to five concerts per year—including orchestral masterworks, choral-orchestral, music theatre, ballet, opera, and pops—in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir is a select ensemble of students and community singers studying and performing choral literature of many different periods and styles.  Singers are committed to how singing in a choir creates both beauty and community.  The choir frequently collaborates with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra.

Jared Anderson is Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Director of Choral Activities at Michigan Tech where he conducts conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers and the Michigan Tech Concert Choir. 

Joel Neves enjoys a dynamic and versatile career as an opera, ballet, and orchestra conductor and educator. A prizewinner in the American Prize in Conducting, Joel is Director of Orchestral Activities at Michigan Tech, where he conducts the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra. Joel served as national President of the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA). During his term of service, he made a special focus on repertoire for college orchestras, especially contemporary music and music by women composers. Joel received a Doctor of Musical Arts in orchestral, choral, and opera conducting from Arizona State University and bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University.

Sponsors

Support for this event provided by the Janet Locatelli Fund, the Visual and Performing Arts Department, and its supporters. View current donors to the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

Pay As You're Able Ticketing

The Visual and Performing Arts Department believes that the foundation of an equitable and inclusive arts culture requires making events financially accessible to all. So, we are offering Pay as You're Able ticketing for all of our Michigan Tech Music and Michigan Tech Theatre events. Learn more

Accessibility

Noise-canceling headphones
Available at the Rozsa Box Office.

Assisted Listening Devices
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Digital Program
The full program will be available online at least one day in advance for all devices and is compatible with most screen readers. 

Limited Print Program
Print programs containing limited show information will be available at the door.

Large-Print Program
A large-print version of the limited print program is available in advance online. A limited quantity is printed and available at the Rozsa Box Office.

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