The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues its 2018-2019 Benny C. Morgan Concert Series Feb. 23 with a free performance by flutist Dr. Keith Wright at its Leonardtown Campus.
Wright, a former CSM music professor, was second flute/piccolo with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony, Lexington Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Choral Arts Society.
He has also been a soloist with the Winters Chamber Orchestra and participated in various festivals including the Mostly Mozart festival at Lincoln Center. He is a prize winner of the Baur Chamber Music Competition and the University of Kansas Black Faculty and Student Council Award. He is a co-winner with mentor Dr. John Boulton of the University of Kansas of the Quest for the Best Technology Award. This award has had an impact on more than 300 music and dance students with the integration of multiple applications of advanced learning and performance software and hardware.
Benny C. Morgan was a beloved music educator in St. Mary’s County schools for 30 years and served as organist and choir director in several area churches. In January 2016, Morgan donated his prized Steinway grand piano to the CSM’s Leonardtown Campus. Sadly, Morgan passed away several weeks later, however, with the knowledge that his generosity will add to the musical culture of CSM’s students as well as the Southern Maryland community for years to come. The Benny C. Morgan Recital Series was instituted in 2016 in his memory.
The Benny C. Morgan Series is presented by sponsors Johnny Alvey and the CSM Foundation.
The series takes place in Building A, Room 206, at the Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road in Leonardtown. All performances begin at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. No tickets or reservations are needed. Concerts are free. For information on the Benny C. Morgan Series, visit https://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/benny-c-morgan-series/index.
CSM Benny C. Morgan Series: Keith Wright, flute: 3 p.m. Feb. 23. Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Flutist Keith Wright will perform. Free. 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/benny-c-morgan-series/index.