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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 Frostburg State University Department of Music will present a concert by the FSU Wind Ensemble as part of the Honor Band Festival Weekend on Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.
The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present the Faculty Jazz Ensemble concert, in culmination of Honor Band Festival Weekend on Friday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS) will host a free briefing about how faculty and local businesses can participate in the MIPS funding program at Frostburg State University (FSU) on Tuesday, March 11, from 3-5 p.m. in room 237 of the Compton Science Center.
In honor of his birthday, Frostburg State University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, will host a reading of the works of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, at Main Street Books, 2 E. Main St., Frostburg.
The Frostburg Sustaining Campus and Community Dialogue Series will continue this spring with a focus on formalizing a commitment to support campus and community partnerships. The series aims to strengthen community relationships and foster civility and collaborative problem-solving in Frostburg. The next event will be held on Monday, February 24, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, at the Lyric Theatre, 20 East Main Street, in Frostburg, MD.
Return to childhood with the play adaption of Mark Twain’s famous story, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” coming to FSU on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 1, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and from Thursday, March 6, through Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.