Ward Virts Concert Series

Recital performance

The Ward Virts Concert Series celebrates the life and talent of Ward Virts, a talented Southern Maryland pianist who died suddenly in 1993. A group of Ward’s friends and classmates conceived the Ward Virts Piano Project to bring the love of life, beauty and music that Ward embodied to a new generation of Southern Maryland students, performers and appreciative audiences. The concerts are performed on a world-class handcrafted Bosendorfer Grand Piano, a gift to CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus from the Ward Virts Piano Project.

The series takes place in the Multipurpose Room 104 in Building B on the Prince Frederick Campus. All performances begin at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. No tickets or reservations are needed.

Thank you to our supporters!

Ward Virts Sponsors 2019-2020

CSM Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts
The Alvey Family
Stovy and Anne Brown


Arts Council of Calvert County
Maryland State Arts Council



Sunday, October 13, 2019 Brian Ganz, piano

Brian Ganz Photo

Brian Ganz is widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation. Mr. Ganz is on the piano faculty of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he is artist-in-residence, and is a member of the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory. He is the artist-editor of the Schirmer Performance Edition of Chopin’s Preludes (2005).

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | Southern Maryland Chamber Players

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | Takako Mato, clarinet

Sunday, March 8, 2020 | CSM Chamber Musicians

Sunday, April 19, 2020 | Joshua Espinoza Trio

Sunday, May 10, 2020 | David Constantine, percussion