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College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center Box Office
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
240-725-5499, ext. 7828
443-550-6199, ext. 7828
301-870-2309, ext. 7828 

Box Office Hours:
Monday & Friday: hours vary
Tuesday-Thursday: 12 - 5 p.m.
and one (1) hour prior to each performance

Hours vary during summer months

Checks payable to CSM

accessibility icon 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 advanced notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support or ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.

Twilight Performance Series

Twilight Performance Series

The College of Southern Maryland will offer a free, outdoor performance series during June/July 2014.  The CSM Twilight Performance Series consists of concerts at all three CSM campus locations, including the ever-popular Chautauqua program!

All performances and performers subject to change without notice.
Food and refreshments available, or bring your own.
No alcoholic beverages may be consumed on premises.




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Chautauqua 2014

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2014 Chautauqua:  Creative Women: Breaking the Mold


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear famous historical figures talk about their experiences and accomplishments . . . in real life? Join the College of Southern Maryland and the Maryland Humanities Council at our annual Chautauqua and meet celebrated figures from our nation’s past, then talk with them about their lives, ideas, and impact.

College of Southern Maryland
La Plata Campus
Fine Arts Center Lawn
(Inclement weather?  We'll move indoors!)
  6:45 p.m.
Local musician Steve Hickman will open each night.

Illustration by Tom Chalkley.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) is considered the first woman in the American Modern Art movement and is best known for her striking paintings of flowers, bones, and landscapes.  New York photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz, whom O’Keeffe later married, brought her to the attention of the American public, and she became part of an influential circle of early modernist painters and critics.  An extended visit to New Mexico in 1929 had a profound effect on O’Keeffe’s work, sparking a new period that resulted in her celebrated Southwestern paintings.  She settled permanently near Santa Fe in 1949 and died there at the age of 98, leaving a rich legacy of American images. She will be portrayed by Kelley Rouse

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet whose works are considered among the finest in the English language. From her family home in Amherst, Massachusetts, she exchanged spirited, engaging letters with family and friends, exploring events of her day and addressing intellectual and artistic topics of the time. Although she was a prolific poet, only a dozen of her works were published during her lifetime, with nearly 1,800 published for the first time after her death.  Playful yet mysterious, highly independent in her beliefs, and always ready with her own brand of charming wit, Dickinson captures the imaginations of people world-wide. Glimpse the secrets of Emily's brilliant heart and join in a farewell tea during a visit in Washington, DC, with her father, a member of the United States Congress. MiMi Zannino will portray her.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican artist best known for her self-portraits painted in vibrant colors.  Kahlo suffered lifelong health problems resulting from childhood polio and injuries from a bus accident, and she endured a troubled marriage with the famous muralist Diego Rivera.  These physical and emotional wounds are reflected in her paintings.  Although her work was not widely known during her lifetime, she is now recognized internationally for her complex images that inspire the viewer to ponder the mix of psychological, political, social, and cultural elements of her work. She will be portrayed by the award-winning actress Marian Licha.

2014 Twilight Performance Series Schedule

 All bands subject to change without notice  


Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m.


 June 17, 2014

 Deanna Bogart

 June 24, 2014


 July 15, 2014

 Sara Gray

 July 22, 2014

 No Green JellyBeenz


Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m.

 June 18, 2014

 Deanna Bogart

 June 25, 2014

 Fabulous Bel Airs

 July 16, 2014

 Amanda Daughtry

 July 23, 2014

 Jennifer Cooper (Groove Span)


Thursdays at 6:45 p.m.  

 June 19, 2014

 Deanna Bogart  

 June 26, 2014

 HydraFX (change to previous schedule)

 July 17, 2014

 Airmen of Note (change to previous schedule)

 July 24, 2014






Sir Pops-A-Lot Kettle Corn
Marrick Homes
LEON Bookstore
Caught My Eye


Kona Ice Charles County
CSM Delta Psi Theatre Honors Club
(July 8-10 events)
T&J Barbecue (July 23 event)
Adjunct Faculty Committee
(June 25 and July 16 events)
Port of Leonardtown Winery
(July 22 event)
Mrs. Moo's Corner
Stoney's Seafood House
Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery
(July 24 event)



Thanks to Our 2014 Twilight Performance Series Supporters

CSM's summer arts events are free to you and your family through generous support from local sponsors and the
CSM Foundation
. To be a sponsor, click here or call 301-934-7649.

DIAMOND SPONSOR:  Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Community Bank of the Chesapeake

BRONZE SPONSORS: Leonardtown Business Association and Southern Solutions

GRANTS: Arts Council of Calvert County, Maryland State Arts Council, and St. Mary's County Arts Council

Arts Council of Calvert County logo Maryland State Arts Council logo  St. Mary's County Arts Council logo

*Chautauqua is a program of the Maryland Humanities Council, Inc. and is presented in partnership with CSM. The Maryland Humanities Council 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.