DENVER - As the year-long celebration of the University of Denver's 150th anniversary begins, the Lamont School of Music announces its first Sesquicentennial events.
The Winter Concert Season features world-renown guest artists, world premieres, and a special tribute to one of America's most beloved and acclaimed nature photographers.
Longtime faculty member and virtuoso cellist, Richard Slavich, will perform his farewell recital at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 in Hamilton Recital Hall. In honor of his retirement this spring, Richard will be joined on stage by colleagues Ted Lichtmann, Linda Wang, Mark Rush, Basil Vendryes, Margaret Miller and Kitty Knight. Tickets are $10.
Joseph Martin conducts the Lamont Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 in Gates Concert Hall. The Wind Ensemble will be joined by The Lamont Chorale performing Anton Bruckner's Mass No.2 in E Minor and by the Lamont Women's Chorus in a performance of Equus by Eric Whitacre. Tickets are free.
Guest Artist Jerome Rose has been hailed as "the last romantic of our own age" and one of America's most distinguished pianists. He has performed in major concert halls across five continents. He will perform in Hamilton Recital Hall on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Lamont Opera Theatre will present Lamont Comic Opera Scenes, including excerpts from comic operas by Moore, Menotti, Rossini and Mozart. This popular event will be performed in Hamilton Recital Hall on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Free tickets are required.
The first LAMONT MAJOR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENT will be Remembering Ansel Adams. Lawrence Golan conducts the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman in performances of Witold Lutoslawski's Dance Preludes and the Colorado premiere of Remembering Ansel Adams by Ernst Bacon. The Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. concert in Gates Concert Hall will be preceded by a 6:00pm lecture & slideshow of Ansel Adams' stunning photographs presented by his son, Michael Adams. The concert and slideshow are free, however tickets are required. $5 reserved seats are available in the parterre. The same ticket admits patrons to both the concert and slideshow. This event is sponsored by David Bacon, son of composer Ernst Bacon.
Chris Malloy & Friends will combine friends from the Lamont faculty and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra performing the world premiere of an important work by composer and faculty member, Chris Malloy. A Higher Place is a tribute to Colorado in three movements - a mountain creek, a starry night on the plains and a busy evening in Lower Downtown. This special Faculty Recital will be performed in Hamilton Recital Hall on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Guest Artists, The Playground, perform the work that changed chamber music forever - Arnold Schoenberg's masterpiece for voice and chamber ensemble - Pierrot Lunaire in Hamilton Recital Hall on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
A Lamont audience favorite, violinist Linda Wang, reunites with her longtime touring collaborator, pianist David Allen Wehr, in a Faculty Recital at 7:30pm on Feb. 22 in Hamilton Recital Hall. Tickets are $10.
Purchase tickets through the Newman Center Box Office online at www.NewmanTix.com, call 303.871.7720, or visit the box office in the Newman Center, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Parking for these performances is complimentary in the Newman Center garage.
For more information and a complete list of concerts, master classes and events, please visit the Lamont School of Music website at www.du.edu/lamont. For updated weekly information call the Concert Line at 303-871-6412. Check out LYRICS - Words and Media about the Lamont School of Music at http://lamontlyrics.com.
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