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CSM's Ward Virts Concert Series Presents Vocalist Antony Zwerdling March 13

March 11, 2022

CSM's Ward Virts Concert Series Presents Vocalist Antony Zwerdling March 13

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) hosts renowned vocalist Antony Zwerdling this Sunday, March 13 during the Ward Virts Concert Series at the Prince Frederick Campus. The free concert begins at 3 p.m.

Zwerdling performs opera, oratorio, and recital repertoire across the United States. He has appeared in more than 25 operatic roles, including Papageno in Zauberflöte, Eisenstein and Falke in Die Fledermaus, Sid in Albert Herring, Marcello and Schaunard in La  Bohème, and Figaro in Il Barbiere di Sivilia. As an oratorio soloist, his repertoire includes Händel's Messiah, Bach's St Matthew Passion, and the requiems of Brahms, Mozart and Fauré. He has presented 10 different recital programs, choosing repertoire that spans a wide range  of stylistic periods and genres. 

Zwerdling received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, performance certificate from The Boston Conservatory, and master's degree from Boston University.  In 2007, he earned his doctorate from Shenandoah Conservatory, writing about songs of Samuel Barber. He teaches voice at Hood College and College of Southern Maryland in addition to maintaining a private studio.    

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 Ward Virts Concert Series is presented by sponsors CSM Foundation, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts, The Alvey Family, and Stovy and Anne Brown. The series is also supported by the Arts Council of Calvert County and the Maryland State Arts Council. The concerts are held at CSM's Prince Frederick Campus, Building B Multipurpose Room, 115 J W Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 


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