CSM Prepares to Set the Stage for Summer’s Twilight Performances

Chautauqua Opens Series at La Plata Campus July 5, 6, 7

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Twilight Performance Series returns this summer with a new line-up to include both history and music. The free, family-friendly, outdoor performance series will feature artists performing a variety of music from bluegrass and folk to blues, jazz, motown, hip hop, rhythm and blues and classic rock at campuses in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick.

This year CSM will host the Chautauqua Series at the La Plata Campus July 5, 6 and 7. Twilight performances will continue at the Leonardtown Campus on Tuesdays, July 12, 19 and 26; at the La Plata Campus on Wednesdays, July 13, 20 and 27; and at the Prince Frederick Campus on Thursdays, July 14, 21 and 28. All performances will begin at 6:45 p.m.

The annual Chautauqua program will kick off its series July 5-7 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Chautauqua is an educational program of the Maryland Humanities Council, presented in partnership with CSM and includes opening musical acts at 6:45 p.m., followed by performances from Chautauquan actors who portray historical figures. This year will feature President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln; African American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy, Harriet Tubman and President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis.

Twilight performances continue the subsequent weeks with Fitzmaurice, Adrian Duke’s Jazztet and Another Level.

Formed in 2006 by identical twins Maria and Sarah Fitzmaurice, Brandon Snelling and Mike Simms, Fitzmaurice has a unique style with influences from bluegrass, country, jazz, classical and international folk and classic rock. In addition to providing vocals for the group, Maria Fitzmaurice plays the guitar and Sarah Fitzmaurice plays the bass. Snelling plays the mandolin, with Simms on the banjo and Aaron Malone on the fiddle. Back by popular demand this year, Fitzmaurice performs July 12, 13 and 14. For more information on Fitzmaurice visit their website at http://www.reverbnation.com/fitzmauriceband or their facebook fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/fitzmaurice.band.

Based in Charlottesville, Va, Adrian Duke’s Jazztet performs New Orleans style blues sound, infused with funk, rhythm and blues, and jazz. Although best known for his performance for Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to the United States, Adrian Duke has produced five albums during his musical career. He is currently performing, writing and recording for his sixth album which is expected to be released this year. The Adrian Duke’s jazztet has opened for a diverse group of artists including Little Feat, Neville Brothers, Little River Band, Delbert McClinton, Hall & Oates, Garth Brooks, Chicago and Kansas. Adrian Duke’s Jazztet will perform July 19, 20 and 21.

Another Level’s versatile sound derives from the compilations of a keyboard player, a saxophonist, a bass guitar player, a lead guitar player, a drummer and a female lead vocalist. Each member brings a unique flavor to the group to form a soulful rendition of your favorite motown, jazz, hip hop, funk, classic rock and 70s classics as well as some of today’s hits.  Band members have toured with top name stars from Prince, Patti Labelle, James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire, Harold Melvin, and the Blue Notes. Another Level closes out the series with performances July 26, 27 and 28.

In the event of inclement weather, performances will move indoors.  On the La Plata Campus performances will move to the Fine Arts Center, on the Leonardtown Campus to the Building A, Auditorium, and on the Prince Frederick Campus to Room 119.

Premier, Grand and Major Sponsorship levels are available for this year’s Twilight Performance Series. For information on how to become a 2011 Twilight Performance Series sponsor and sponsorships of CSM’s arts programs call 301-934-7649 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6169, Ext. 7649 or visit www.csmd.edu/foundation/events/. Current support for the series is being made available through a partnership with the Maryland Humanities Council and is made possible in part by a grant from the Charles County Arts Alliance, Arts Council of Calvert County, St. Mary’s Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. Sponsorships include contributions from Bayside Toyota; Comcast Bay Shore Group; Computer Science Corporation; Murray, Wamsley and Schrader, LLC; Wildes-Spirit Design and Printing and Research and Engineering Development, LLC.

Catering will be provided by Chick-fil-a on the La Plata and Leonardtown Campuses and Maryland Country Caterers on the Prince Frederick Campus.

For information on the Twilight Performance Series call 301-934-7703 or visit www.csmd.edu/arts.

Chautauqua is a program of the Maryland Humanities Council presented in partnership with the College of Southern Maryland. The Maryland Humanities Council, Inc. is an independent non-profit organization which receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Maryland Division of Historical and Cultural Programs, corporations, foundations and individuals.

Celebrating 10 years as a regional college, the College of Southern Maryland provides programs and services with a special focus on local workforce development to maintain and grow a healthy economy and community. CSM is a two-time silver level recipient of the Maryland Performance Excellence Award and the fifth largest community college in Maryland with campuses in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. For information about CSM, call 301-934-7765 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7765 or visit www.csmd.edu.

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Calendar Listings

 

Calvert County

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Fitzmaurice. 6:45 p.m., July 14, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Fitzmaurice will perform as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. The band plays original compositions influenced by a variety of musical genres such as country, folk and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Adrian Duke’s Jazztet. 6:45 p.m., July 21, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Adrian Duke’s Jazztet will perform as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. Adrian Duke’s performs New Orleans style blues sound, infused with funk, rhythm and blues, and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Another Level. 6:45 p.m., July 28, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Another Level covers your favorite motown, hip hop, classic rock and 70s classics music and will close out the 2011 season of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

Charles County

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Chautauquan Abraham Lincoln. 6:45 p.m., July 5, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Twilight Performance Series kicks off with Abraham Lincoln, one of the historical figures featured as part of the Maryland Humanities Council’s annual Chautauqua program. The night begins with musical entertainment followed by the evening’s historical performance. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Chautauquan Harriet Tubman. 6:45 p.m., July 6, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM’s Twilight Performance Series kicks off with Harriet Tubman, one of the historical figures featured as part of the Maryland Humanities Council’s annual Chautauqua program. The night begins with musical entertainment followed by the evening’s historical performance. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Chautauquan Jefferson Davis. 6:45 p.m., July 7, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM’s Twilight Performance Series kicks off with Jefferson Davis, one of the historical figures featured as part of the Maryland Humanities Council’s annual Chautauqua program. The night begins with musical entertainment followed by the evening’s historical performance. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Fitzmaurice. 6:45 p.m., July 13, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Fitzmaurice will perform as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. The band plays original compositions influenced by a variety of musical genres such as country, folk and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Adrian Duke’s Jazztet. 6:45 p.m., July 20, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Adrian Duke’s Jazztet will perform as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. Adrian Duke’s performs New Orleans style blues sound, infused with funk, rhythm and blues, and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Another Level. 6:45 p.m., July 27, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Another Level covers your favorite motown, hip hop, classic rock and 70s classics music and will close out the 2011 season of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

St. Mary’s County

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Fitzmaurice. 6:45 p.m., July 12, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Fitzmaurice will perform as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. The band plays original compositions influenced by a variety of musical genres such as country, folk and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

 

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Adrian Duke’s Jazztet. 6:45 p.m., July 19, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Adrian Duke’s Jazztet will perform as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. Adrian Duke’s performs New Orleans style blues sound, infused with funk, rhythm and blues, and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Another Level. 6:45 p.m., July 26, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Another Level covers your favorite motown, hip hop, classic rock and 70s classics music and will close out the 2011 season of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

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CSM’s 2011 Twilight Performance Series will feature weekly performances on each campus July 5-28. Chautauquan performances will take place on the La Plata Campus July 5-7 and Twilight Musical Performances will be on the Leonardtown Campus on Tuesdays, La Plata Campus on Wednesdays and the Prince Frederick Campus on Thursdays, July 12-28. Performances start at 6:45 p.m. Free. 301-934-7703 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

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As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Twilight Performance Series, meet Jefferson Davis, Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman, the featured characters for Chautauqua 2011, sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council. Chautauqua will take place at the La Plata Campus, with Abraham Lincoln appearing on July 5, Harriet Tubman on July 6, and Jefferson Davis on July 7. Performances start at 6:45 p.m. with musical entertainment; the Chautauquan takes the stage at 7:10 p.m. Free. 301-934-7703 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

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As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Twilight Performance Series, Fitzmaurice returns this year to perform at all three campuses. Performances will begin at 6:45 p.m., July 12 at the Leonardtown Campus, July 13 at the La Plata Campus and closing on July 14 at the Prince Frederick Campus. Fitzmaurice plays original compositions influenced by a variety of musical genres such as country, folk and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

 

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As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Twilight Performance Series, Adrian Duke’s Jazztet will perform at all three campuses. Performances will begin at 6:45 p.m., July 19 at the Leonardtown Campus, July 20 at the La Plata Campus and closing on July 21 at the Prince Frederick Campus. Adrian Duke’s Jazztet plays New Orleans style blues sound, infused with funk, rhythm and blues, and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

 

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As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Twilight Performance Series, Another Level will perform at all three campuses. Performances will begin at 6:45 p.m., July 26 at the Leonardtown Campus, July 27 at the La Plata Campus and closing on July 28 at the Prince Frederick Campus. Another Level covers your favorite motown, hip hop, classic rock and 70s classics music and will close out the 2011 season of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

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