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
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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.
Join CSM this season as it continues its professional series of guest performers. Performers in the professional series have ranged from touring music, theatre, and dance companies, to nationally known civic and military bands who have performed throughout the country. These performances will enrich the education of CSM students and audience members alike.
Performers and performance dates, times, and venues are subject to change. Please watch this page for announcements of any changes, or join our e-news mailing list for information to be delivered directly to your e-mailbox.
Friday, May 29, 2015 | 8 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center TheatreAdvance tickets: $10 all seats
CSM’s Communication, Arts, and Humanities Division is proud to present renowned Italian pianist Francesco Attesti in an evening of piano classics, featuring the world premiere of From Afar and In the Meanwhile by composer Raffaello Amabile, in collaboration with the Ballet Arts Academy at the Old Waldorf School.
Born in Cortona, Italy, pianist Francesco Attesti qualified at the Conservatory of Music Luigi Cherubini in Florence, and continued his studies at the Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg and Rome with Sergio Perticaroli, the Gubbio Festival with Jacques Rouvier, and in Florence with Hector Moreno. Mr. Attesti quickly distinguished himself, winning numerous prizes in many piano competitions. In 2003, 2004, and 2005, Attesti has been awarded a sponsorship for young talents from the Ursula Ströher Stiftung of Basel, Switzerland.
Raffaello Amabile is an Italian composer, born in Verona, the city where he began his studies at the conservatory "F.E. Dall'Abaco." Here, he received his diploma in composition under the guidance of Maestro Federico Zandonà. Authors who have most inspired his compositional work were the Italian composer Bruno Maderna, the Hungarian György Ligeti, and finally the Franco-greek Iannis Xenakis. Lately, as a result of the studies undertaken, he is approaching with increasing interest the music of the early twentieth century Europe and North America.
Founded in 2005, the Oscar Hawkins Ballet Arts Academy of the Old Waldorf School provides the community with a dance environment devoted exclusively to the study of classical ballet that follows the Vaganova method of training and its related arts. Artistic director Oscar Hawkins from Brandywine, Maryland holds a degree from the Duke Ellington School of Arts, where he studied under the supervision of Madam Lynn Welters. Shortly thereafter, he was recommended by Mikhail Lavrovsky to attend the Kirov Ballet Academy—now known as the Universal Ballet Academy—where he trained intensively with Rudolph Kharatian, Alla Sizova, Ludmila Morkovina, Nikolai Morozov, and Vladimir Djuluhadze.