Sunday, November 03, 2013

Experience 1913 Calumet with Superior Wind Symphony Nov. 9 at Calumet Theatre

HOUGHTON -- In "1913 Re-visited" the Superior Wind Symphony (SWS) looks at the year 1913 from a wind music perspective, with the advantage of hindsight. See the Superior Wind Symphony, Michigan Tech's premier wind ensemble, under the direction of Mike Christianson, as they take a musical tour of the historic year 1913 at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Calumet Theatre.

You will hear wind works by world-class composers that existed in the world in 1913, but were almost certainly never heard by one audience -- works by Sousa, Mahler, Sibelius (a recently discovered work; this will be a regional premier), Holst, and Grainger. You will hear examples of the new music that emerged in the US right around 1913, works by W.C. Handy and James Reese Europe. Plus, a work that represents a culmination of a genre that took the US by storm in 1913 (Astor Piazzolla), and a very recent work by a living composer (John Mackey) that quite literally sounds like the processing of iron ore.

For this concert in the historic Calumet Theatre, the SWS will be joined by Lara Neves, mezzo soprano, and will also feature solo work from Eponine Zenker on piano and Randy Bufanda on alto saxophone.

Tickets are adults $13, youth $5, Michigan Tech students free with Experience Tech Fee. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). For this performance, tickets will also be on sale at the Calumet Theatre box office.

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