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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.
Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is giving everyone a chance to test their detective skills with “The Mousetrap,” the longest-running stage play in the world by Agatha Christie. Performances will take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 22 to 24, at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday Oct. 17. Performances will take place in the Drama Theatre in the Performing Arts Center.
The Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts welcomes Erica Dawson, award-winning poet whose work has been called quirky and smart for a reading at Cook Chapel in the lower level of Frost Hall at FSU on Thursday, Oct. 15. at 7:30 p.m. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.
In a discussion of the struggle for renewed police legitimacy, Frostburg State University’s Fall Philosophical Forum will welcome Dr. Jim Nolan, professor of sociology at West Virginia University and a former police officer, who will present “The Thinning of the Thin Blue Line: The Struggle for Renewed Legitimacy in American Policing.” The event, on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Atkinson Room (232) of the Lane University Center is free and open to the public.