CSM Presents Classical Pianist David Kane, April 3

Ward Virts Series Continues at Prince Frederick Campus

The College of Southern Maryland continues the 2015-16 Ward Virts Concert Series with a performance by classical pianist David Kane beginning at 3 p.m., April 3. Kane?s performance is the fifth of six in the series, all of which are held at the Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick in the Multipurpose Room of Building B.

Born in 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland, Kane began playing piano and composing music at 8 years old. Kane has performed with notable jazz artists such as Woody Shaw, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Kujala and Dave Liebman. He has also performed with classical orchestras and musicians such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Twentieth Century Consort, the Kennedy Center Orchestra, Joshua Bell, Charlotte Church and Kathleen Battle.

Kane is well-versed in the art of composition, having composed over 250 scores for the National Symphony Orchestra Education Office, the Kennedy Center, the Strathmore Center for the Arts, National Geographic Television and PBS. His movie scores include ?Buffalo Bushido,? ?Crazy Like a Fox? and ?Tiny Magic.? For television, he composed the themes for ?Nature,? ?Taboo? and ?Stories from the Vault.?

The Ward Virts Concert Series is presented and sponsored by the CSM Foundation and is also sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts, Edward and Patricia Mehosky, Exelon Corporation, Nancy Powell Hempstead in memory of Roger Powell, and Stovy and Anne Brown.
Grants are provided by the Arts Council of Calvert County and Maryland State Arts Council.

Admission is free and seating is open but limited. For information, contact 443-550-6011, rfleming@csmd.edu or www.csmd.edu/Arts. The final performance schedule for the 2015-16 Ward Virts Series is the Octtava Duo (piano), May 1.

 

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CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: David Kane, classical piano. 3 p.m., April 3. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room 104, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Born in 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland, David Kane has been a fixture on the U.S. music scene since 1975 both as a pianist and composer. He has performed extensively with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony and the 20th Century Consort, and is a composer with hundreds of film and television scores to his name. Some of his works have been included in various television series such as ?Nature,? ?Taboo? and ?Stories from the Vault.? Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Limited seating. Free. rfleming@csmd.edu, 443-550-6011, http://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ward-virts-series/index.

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