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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 Opera Workshop will present a potpourri of famous operatic scenes from Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” and George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” for its opera theatre concert on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Frostburg State University alum Zoë Hanley, whose doctoral research is focused on evaluating wolf-livestock interactions, will speak on “Wolf Restoration in the Western United States: Challenges and Virtues in Conserving a Large Carnivore” at FSU on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Compton Science Center room 226. This event is free and open to the public.
Frostburg State University will host Sanho Tree, the director of the Institute for Policy studies’ Drug Policy Project, for a lecture titled “How Geographic Barriers Have Created the Drug Trafficking X-Prize” on Tuesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. in Compton Science Center room 226. It is free and open to the public.