From Dvořák to Barbershop Quartets, From a Jazz Festival to ‘Pippin,’ A Variety of Musical Stylings and Concerts Fill the Air at CSM’s Campuses This Spring

The CSM Barbershop Extravaganza will feature, among others, guest barbershop quartet Gimme Four. The April 13 extravaganza is partially funded through a generous grant from the Charles County Arts Alliance and the Maryland State Arts Council.

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is moving into the second half of spring semester, with only weeks left until the 2019 spring commencement on May 17. This is a time of year full of musical presentations at the college as students prepare for recitals and concerts, the CSM Main Stage’s annual musical will be presented and the annual jazz clinic is offered, among other artistic offerings.

The CSM Jazz Festival is set for April 4-6, followed by the CSM Barbershop Extravaganza on April 13. CSM’s stage production of the musical “Pippin,” with a score by Stephen Schwartz, is the story of one young man’s search for the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. “Pippin” comes to CSM’s Fine Arts Center Theater with shows presented on multiple dates and times at the end of April and the beginning of May.

The CSM Student Honors Recital, which features students recommended by CSM’s private studio teachers, will be presented at a free concert on May 10. And the CSM Concert Band Concert, in collaboration with the Southern Maryland Concert Band will perform a variety of music styles May 10.

Two more presentations remain in the Ward Virts Concert Series at the Prince Frederick Campus — the first featuring the music of Dvořák on April 14 and the second featuring jazz on May 12. This series is presented for free to the college and community thanks to the financial assistance of generous donors and funding from the CSM Foundation and grants from the Arts Council of Calvert County and the Maryland State Arts Council. For dates and musician bios related to the Ward Virts series, visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ward-virts-series/index .

The CSM Pops Concert is set for May 11 and will feature performances by the Southern Mix Barbershop Chorus, Ritmo Caché Latin Ensemble, CSM Chorale and Chamber Choir.

For information on CSM music ensembles, visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/. For information on any of the upcoming musical performances, contact the box office at boxoffice@csmd.edu or 301-934-7828.

For all arts schedules at CSM and additional information, visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.

Calendar

Area Public School Jazz Band Clinic at CSM. 9 a.m., April 4-5. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Beginning at 9 a.m. and throughout the day, award-winning trumpeter Dr. James Moore will rehearse and critique jazz band students from area public schools as part of the annual CSM Jazz Festival. Free. No tickets required. 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.

CSM Jazz Festival Concert. 8 p.m., April 5. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Randy Runyon Project will perform. $5 in advance, $7 day of event. boxoffice@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.

Award-winning Trumpeter Dr. James Moore will perform at CSM’s 16th Annual Jazz Festival April 4-6, 2019.

CSM Jazz Festival Concert with Trumpeter Dr. James Moore. 8 p.m., April 6. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA), Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM concludes the 16th Annual Jazz Festival with performances by the County Public Schools Jazz Band and CSM’s Solid Brass Big Band Jazz Ensemble with special guest artists, the Randy Runyon project and award-winning trumpeter Dr. James Moore. $5 in advance, $7 day of event. boxoffice@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.

CSM Barbershop Extravaganza. 4 p.m., April 13. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA), Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The CSM Barbershop Extravaganza features the Southern Mix, under the direction of Paul Douglass, a men’s barbershop chorus consisting of community members and CSM students, along with guest barbershop quartet Gimme Four. This extravaganza is partially funded through a generous grant from the Charles County Arts Alliance and the Maryland State Arts Council. $7 adults, $5 seniors/military with ID/youth of high school age and younger; adult tickets are $5 when purchased before the day of the concert. boxoffice@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/barbershop-chorus/index.

CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Creative Concert Group, “Dvořák Reimagined.” 3 p.m., April 14. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Creative Concert Group will present a concert featuring music by Dvořák. Free. www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ward-virts-series/index.

CSM Main Stage Theater: “Pippin.” 7:30 p.m., April 25; 8 p.m. April 26-27; 7 p.m., May 3; 2 p.m., May 4-5. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA), Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. “Pippin,” a musical with a score by Stephen Schwartz, is the story of one young man’s search of the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. $15 adults, $12 military/seniors/youth. boxoffice@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-and-dance/.

CSM Student Honors Recital. 3 p.m., May 10. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Students recommended by CSM’s private studio teachers will perform. Free. 301-943-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.

CSM Concert Band Concert. 8 p.m., May 10. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Southern Maryland Concert Band collaborates with CSM’s music program in a performance that will feature a variety of music styles. $5 in advance, $7 day of concert; $5 for seniors/military with ID/youth of high school age and younger. boxoffice@csmd.edu, 301-943-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.

CSM Pops Concert. 7 p.m., May 11. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The CSM Pops Concert will feature performances by the Southern Mix Barbershop Chorus, Ritmo Caché Latin Ensemble, CSM Chorale and Chamber Choir. $15 adults, $12 seniors/military with ID/youth of high school age and younger. boxoffice@csmd.edu, www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/Chorale-and-Chamber-Choir/index.

CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Jazz One, “Happening Now.” May 12, 3 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Jazz One will perform. Free. www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ward-virts-series/index.

CSM’s campuses are accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two-week advance notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support/ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.

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