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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 and 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

Josefina P. Tuason Intenational Guitar Competition results:

1st prize: Steven Lerman
2nd prize: Dragos Ilie
3rd prize: Philip Goldenberg

4th prize: Gabriel Balogh

Youth competition results:

1st prize: Kyle Khembunjong
2nd prize: Garrett Podgovski
3rd prize: Andrew Amaya

4th prize: Gracie Flowerday
5th prize: Ava Frommell

Spirituals Project National Conference: Healing 2020

HEALING 2020: The Spirituals Project National Conference

SAVE THE DATE  May 14–16, 2020  
University of Denver
Keynote: Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.  
More information to come. 

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