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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.
As part of Frostburg State University’s Department of Music’s second annual Jazz Festival, the U.S. Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble will perform a variety of big band classics on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 4:15 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dr. Molly Freeman from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA will share stories about her career in public health. With the CDC, Dr. Freeman has been involved in detecting food-borne illness outbreaks in the U.S., building lab capacity overseas, and volunteering in a "hot lab" during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Refreshments provided.
Friday, February 24 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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