The Calumet Theatre & Michigan Tech Music are proud to present:

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra – Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6.

Romanian guest conductor Cristian Lupes leads the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra in an evening of transcendent Tchaikovsky.  The evening features Tchaikovsky’s turbulent The Tempest (Symphonic Fantasy after Shakespeare) and his final work, Symphony No. 6, “The Pathetique” – premiered nine days before his death.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Tickets are $20.00 and seating is General Admission. Doors open at 7:00pm with performance starting at 7:30pm

To Buy Tickets click “HERE” or the following:

  • Calumet Theatre Box Office:  Tue-Fri (12pm-4pm)   906.337.2610
  • Rozsa Box Office:  906.487.1906
  • Rozsa Website 

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6