KSO featured in Winter Carnival matinee

Photos supplied by Michigan Technological University Dr. Joel Neves conducts the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra.

HOUGHTON – The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, led by Dr. Joel Neves, conductor, partners with Winter Carnival in a matinee pops concert featuring movie music and video game tunes this weekend.

A special Winter Carnival Matinee concert titled “The Greatest Movie and Video Game Music,” will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rozsa Center on the campus of Michigan Tech University in Houghton.

“p1″>”We wanted to present a pops concert of music that everyone knows and loves,” said KSO Music Director Joel Neves. “Filmgoers will enjoy the music to ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and the original ‘Star Wars’ suite.“Apple-converted-space”>  And gamers will absolutely love the themes to ‘World of Warcraft,’ ‘Super Mario Bros’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’  It’s got something for everyone.”  The concert is dedicated to the memory of Carrie Fisher.

“Bring your family,” Neves said. “Enjoy a light medley concert on a nice Winter Carnival afternoon.”

Tickets are $19 for adults, $6 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. The box office opens two hours prior to performances.