Thursday, December 05, 2013

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra to present "1863-2013: Lincoln and Gettysburg" Dec. 7 at Rozsa Center

HOUGHTON -- The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address, both seminal moments during the mid-point of the Civil War. The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra (KSO) will honor these historic events with "1863-2013: Lincoln and Gettysburg" -- music inspired by Lincoln, Gettysburg, the Proclamation, and the Civil War, including the first major symphony written by an African-American composer.

Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz joins the KSO as narrator of Copland’s Lincoln Portrait to conclude this commemorative concert, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Rozsa Center. Tickets are $19 for adults, $6 for youth. Michigan Tech students are free with the Experience Tech Fee.

This event is presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Also available, the night of the performance, is a "VPA Livestream" of the music, for those who are not able to be present for the event.

Click here to order tickets or to access the livestream at the time of the event. You may also order tickets by calling Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), (906) 487–2073, or visit in person at 600 MacInnes Drive, in Houghton. SDC box office hours are 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is only open two hours prior to show times.

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