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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

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dixon at 301-687-4115. 

Piano Studio Recital

Frostburg State University’s Department of Music will present the Piano Studio Recital on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.

"Speaking OUT" Talk By the Artist

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Evening of Jazz

Frostburg State University’s Jazz Studies program will present its first annual Evening of Jazz on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre at 20 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The program will feature the Jazz Combo, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra, all student ensembles. Doors will open at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Fall Philosophical Forum

A Fall Philosophical Forum featuring a discussion of existentialism and the project of “who you are” is being hosted by Frostburg State University’s Department of Philosophy on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., in the Lane University Center Atkinson Room (232). Members of the campus and local community are invited to join the conversation with Dr. David R. Cerbone, professor of philosophy at West Virginia University.