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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. 

Sigma Tau Delta: Dr. Seuss Reading

In honor of his birthday, Frostburg State University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, will host a reading of the works of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at Main Street Books, 2 E. Main St., Frostburg.

Faculty Wind Trio

As part of its Faculty Artist Series, the Frostburg State University Department of Music’s Faculty Wind Trio will perform a concert of four classical pieces on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. The trio consists of Keith Hanlon on flute, Dr. Mark Gallagher on clarinet and Dr. Brent Weber on bassoon. Dr. Phil Klickman will join the trio as a guest artist, playing the horn. The concert is free and open to the public.

Theatre and Dance: "A Year With Frog and Toad"

Arnold Lobel’s beloved amphibians hop from page to stage in this whimsical musical that follows cheerful and popular Frog and grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons of the year. Together, these unlikely companions experience the thrills of kite flying, gardening, swimming and eating cookies in this charming song-and-dance tale about a friendship that weathers all seasons.

With a jazzy upbeat score and witty cast of characters, "A Year With Frog and Toad" is an enchanting musical for the child and friend in all of us.

Reacting to the Past Workshop: Greenwich Village 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman

The departments of History and Philosophy, Women’s Studies Program, Center for Teaching Excellence and the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will present a Reacting to the Past workshop on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1, in CCIT 397. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the History Department’s lecture on Feb. 27 by Dr. Mark Higbee. The workshop will introduce a brief two-day version of the just-published Reacting to the Past role immersion game, “Greenwich Village 1913: Suffrage, Labor and the New Woman” by Mary Jane Treacy.