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Performances & Events

Engaging the Rocky Mountain West

Our students, faculty members and guest artists perform on the concert and recital hall stages of the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, one of the nation’s most extraordinary campus arts centers. Audiences select from 300 concerts and events each season featuring the repertoires of orchestras, choirs, jazz ensembles, world musics and operas.

Our students experience and participate in Denver’s unrivaled metropolitan arts environment where professional performing arts companies offer inspiration and performance opportunities.

Concert at Gates Auditorium.

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Lamont on Tour

Tours & Event Performances

The Lamont Jazz Orchestra performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival

Lamont ensembles and faculty members tour and perform at national and regional events. Recent tours and performances include Lamont Jazz Orchestra performances as award winners at the 61st Monterey Jazz Festival, the Lamont Chorale tour of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico and bassoon faculty member Martin Kuuskmann's recent tour of China.

Guest Artists & Master Classes

Jens Lindemann works with a student during a trumpet master class.

Lamont offers guest artist performances and master classes throughout the year, performed and taught by internationally-recognized musicians, composers, music industry leaders and scholars. See our calendar to find opportunities to attend guest artist performances or observe master classes.

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Productions, Series & Organizations

Lamont Opera singers perform in Il Tabbaro

Lamont Opera Theatre

Lamont Opera Theatre starts with the musical score or script and adds the singers, orchestra, sets, costumes, sound and lighting to create a fully-staged opera or musical.

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The Spiritual Project Choir performs.

The Spirituals Project

Director M. Roger Holland II and the Spirituals Project have a mission: “To preserve and revitalize the music and teachings of the sacred songs called spirituals.

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Alexander Kerr performs during Lamont's CATS Series.

CATS: Celebrated Artist-Teacher String Series

A unique, world-class series of celebrated artists-teachers from university music schools across the nation.

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Daniel Bolshoy is one of the artists featured at the Guitar Festival.

Guitar Festival

The Denver Guitar Festival & Competition is a three-day celebration of the classical guitar including guest recitals, lectures, master classes as well as the Josefina P. Tuason International Guitar Competition and Youth Competition, totaling $6000 in prizes.

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Diane Barger is one of the artists who will be featured at Clarinet Day.

Colorado Clarinet Day

Colorado Clarinet Day celebrates clarinet music with internationally renowned guest artists, master classes, performances, the Clarinet Choir, and vendors sporting the latest clarinet gear.

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