In appreciation for making the dreams of our students and alumni come true, you are invited to attend this series of exclusive events.
RSVP when you receive your personal invitation in the mail. Respond early, as some events fill quickly.
Day at Lamont
Thursday, October 13, 9:00am - 3:00pm, Newman Center
Visit classes and rehearsals in an up-close and personal way that is only for Lamont Society members on this unforgettable day. A lunchtime performance is also available.
Make your donation by September 1 to receive an invitation to this event.
Recital – Stephanie Cheng, piano
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:30pm, Hamilton Recital Hall
Stephanie Cheng has performed at major music centers across the world to critical acclaim. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and was the recipient of the Prix-Ville de Fontainebleau in France. Stephanie joined the Lamont faculty from Kuwait where she served on the faculty of the American University of Kuwait.
Backstage Lamont – Steve Wiest, The Mystery of Composition
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 5:00pm, Hamilton Recital Hall
How do composers create and arrange music? Lamont Jazz Studies faculty member and Grammy-nominated composer Steve Wiest explores the mysterious world of musical composition. Using his critically acclaimed recording The High Road, Wiest takes you from concept to completion of his take on the Fred Rogers classic "Please Don't Think It's Funny."
Recital – Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:30pm, Hamilton Recital Hall
Grammy-nominated Estonian-born bassoon virtuoso Martin Kuuskmann's charismatic and commanding performances have made him one of the leading solo instrumentalists today. He received his MM from the Yale School of Music and BA from the Manhattan School of Music. Martin has taught at the Manhattan School of Music and is actively giving master classes worldwide. He joined the Lamont faculty this fall.
Backstage Lamont – Michael Schulze, The Sounds of Music
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 5:00pm, Hamilton Recital Hall
An oboe and a clarinet play the same note, but they sound different. Why? And what does this have to do with an 18th century French nobleman's experiments with cannon balls? We will use 21st century computer analysis to pull apart the components of musical timbre and find out!
Michael Schulze is a faculty member in Recording Technology and coordinates all recording and production at Lamont.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:45pm, Newman Center
The highlight of the season is the sparkling black-tie event showcasing our outstanding student performers with a champagne toast, an exclusive concert and a reception. This event always sells out – RSVP as soon as you receive your invitation.