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Frostburg State University’s Department of Music and the FSU Foundation will present Czech pianist Alice Fiedlerová and Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon, a professor of music at FSU, in a program for duo piano on Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre at 20 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The concert will celebrate renowned composer Antonín Dvorák as part of the 2011 Mutual Inspirations Festival of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C.
The program will feature “Concordien Polka,” “Zlonice Sugar Polka” and “Grand Cacilien Galopp” by Antonín Liehmann; “Muj Máj, Opus 20” by Vitezslav Novák; “Czech Dances” by Vitezslav Novák; and “Slavonic Dances, Opus 46” by Dvorák.
Fiedlerová is a featured artist for the International Dvorak Society’s American Spring Festival. She has made a number of recordings for Czech radio and television and has performed in Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium and the U.S. In 2000, she was invited to collaborate on “In Memory of the Czech Terezín Composers Project” as the featured performer for the opening concert of the project. She is on the faculty of New York University in Prague and the Conservatory of Music in Prague.
Dixon has conducted extensive concert tours in the U.S., England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Israel, Palestine and Japan. She is a featured artist for the International Dvorak Society’s American Spring Festival and performs numerous concerts throughout the Czech Republic each year. She has released 12 CDs, featuring both piano and organ, and is frequently heard on National Public Radio and programs such as “Pipedreams.” For more information, visit www.joandeveedixon.com.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dixon at 301-687-4115.
The November Frostburg State University Planetarium program is “A Tour Across the Universe,” visiting planets, different kinds of stars and spiral galaxies. The free programs are given each Sunday at 4 and 7 p.m. in Room 186 of the Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology. No gum, drinks or food is allowed in the planetarium. There are convenient restrooms and water fountains close by.
A colorful collection of ensembles and musical groups from the Frostburg State University Department of Music will join forces to present their annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, December 3 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Frostburg Science Discovery Center, First Floor of Compton
Dr. Marc Michael, Associate Professor of Mathematics will be presenting on the Modern art, science and application of Origami.
The Frostburg State University Chorale and Chamber Singers will present their fall choral concert, “Music of the Soul, Spheres and Seasons,” on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature many works examining music’s relationship to the soul, planet and seasons through time, place and culture.