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.
September 11 – 13, 2020
Denver Guitar Festival & Competition
Welcome to the second Denver Guitar Festival & Competition at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Due to COVID-19, this year the International Guitar Competition and Youth Competition will be held virtually.
LJO 2020 – The Lamont Jazz Orchestra, COVID Lockdown Remote Recording Session
"Golden Pothos" Composed by Camilla Vaitaitis. Featuring solos from Quinn Dymalski, Camilla Vaitaitis and Walt Krissel.
LJO 2020 – A second Lamont Jazz Orchestra, COVID Lockdown Remote Recording Session
"Unforgettable Person" Composed by Quinn Dymalski. Featuring solos from Quinn Dymalski, Stafford Hunter and Chris Panish.
Lamont on Tour
Tours & Event Performances
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
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.
Productions, Series and Organizations
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.
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.”
CATS: Celebrated Artist-Teacher String Series
A unique, world-class series of celebrated artists-teachers from university music schools across the nation.
2020 Denver Guitar Festival & Competition
International Guitar Competition
Newman Center for the Performing Arts