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Benny C. Morgan Concert Series

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Due to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) precautions, CSM will remain in Restricted or Reduced Operations for the remainder of 2020-2021 academic year, ending in May 2021. Physical access to the campuses will remain limited and strict health precautions will continue to be rigorously enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at all of its campuses. In addition, and in light of the ongoing pandemic, the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater on the La Plata Campus will remain closed. Learn more at ready.csmd.edu.

Benny Carroll Morgan was a beloved music educator in the St. Mary’s County Schools for 30 years and served as organist and choir director in several area churches. In January of 2016, Mr. Morgan generously donated his prized Steinway grand piano to the College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown campus. Sadly, Mr. 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 his memory. Admission to the recitals in the series is free due to the generosity of community sponsors. All performances take place in the Auditorium of Building A on CSM’s Leonardtown Campus.

  • CSM Foundation
  • Johnny Alvey
  • St. Mary’s County Arts Council
  • Maryland State Arts Council

Performances

Thomas PandolfiMaestro Thomas Pandolfi
October 10, 2020, 3 p.m., Online via CSMDTube, CSM's YouTube channel

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recommences its 2019-2020 Benny C. Morgan Concert Series Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. with a free virtual broadcast of American pianist Thomas Pandolfi. Maestro Pandolfi is recording a repertoire ranging from piano classics of Frederic Chopin to medleys of Broadway and popular songs of American composers Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin specifically for this series that will air on CSMDTube, CSM's YouTube channel.

American pianist Pandolfi is widely considered to be an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique.

The Benny C. Morgan Series is presented by sponsors Johnny Alvey and the CSM Foundation. The series is also supported by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

To enjoy this CSM special performance, tune into CSMDTube, CSM's YouTube channel, Oct. 10, any time after 3 p.m., by visiting: https://www.youtube.com/user/CSMDTube.