CSM Announces 2015-16 Arts Season - Southern Maryland Headline News

CSM Announces 2015-16 Arts Season

College Theme, ‘Music,’ to Resonate in All Disciplines, Departments

LA PLATA, Md.—The College of Southern Maryland announces the 2015-16 fine arts program, including dramatic, comedic and musical theater for adults and children, performances of Latin, barbershop, jazz and classical music, visual arts and dance, and literary lectures.

“The Fine Arts program at CSM is pleased to be a part of an all-college theme of ‘Music’ for the 2015-16 academic year,” said CSM Communication, Arts and Humanities Chair Dr. Stephen Johnson. “CSM will be featuring traditional as well as unique and innovative ways of celebrating the theme of music on all its campuses and in a variety of programs.”

In addition to the annual music ensemble concerts and recitals, theatrical events such as the fall musicals “Oliver!” and “Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move” will celebrate the theme. There will also be informal brown bag lunch concerts on campus, and diverse departments will incorporate elements of music into their disciplines, such as science, art, languages and mathematics.

The academic year of theatrical productions includes Main Stage Theatre’s “Greater Tuna,” “Oliver!,” and “Before it Hits Home”; Children’s Theatre’s “Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move,” “Little Prince” and “Spirit of Hispania: Hispanic Tales by Jules Tasca”; and Cause Theatre’s “The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note,” “My First Time” and “The Walls.” Information on performances is available at http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/index.html.

Music performances include the Ward Virts Concert Series at the Prince Frederick Campus which opens with local favorite, nationally acclaimed Brian Ganz on piano and continues with virtuosos of jazz, pop/classical and classical piano. For dates and musician bios, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/WardVirts/index.html.

In time for the holidays, musical offerings include CSM’s Choral Concert, Barbershop Concert, Jazz Ensemble Concert, Latin Ensemble Concert and Student Honors Recital. For information on CSM ensembles, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/MusicEnsembles.html.

End-of-semester dance presentations are performed by students in CSM’s dance and theater programs.

Art exhibits from September through May 2016 at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery on the La Plata Campus include landscapes, photography, mixed media and student works. For dates and artist bios, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/HungerfordGallery.html.

Connections Literary Series includes fall and spring publications representing submissions in poetry, short story, photography and art from students and the Southern Maryland community. Readings will be posted on the Connections web page at http://www.csmd.edu/Connections/readings.html.

For arts schedules and background information, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/ .

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