Clarinetist Takako Mato Kicks off the 2020 Ward Virts Concert Series at Prince Frederick Campus Feb. 9

Clarinetist Takako Mato will perform for the Ward Virts Concert Series at 3 p.m. in Prince Frederick.

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues its 2019-2020 Ward Virts Concert Series Sunday, Feb. 9 at its Prince Frederick Campus with a free performance by clarinetist Takako Mato.

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. Some of the musicians perform 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 Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts, The Alvey Family, Stovy and Anne Brown and the CSM Foundation. Grants provided by the Arts Council of Calvert County and Maryland State Arts Council also make the performances possible.

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. Concerts are free.

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CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Takako Mato. 3 p.m., Feb. 9. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Clarinetist Takako Mato will perform. The series is supported by the CSM Foundation, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts, The Alvey Family, and Stovy and Anne Brown, and grants through the Arts Council of Calvert County and Maryland State Arts Council. Free.