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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 will present a concert by the Low Brass Studio on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
Frostburg State University’s Center for Creative Writing will host readings by authors Laura McCullough and Suzanne Parker as part of its Spring 2014 Reading Series on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lane University Center, Room 113. The event is free and open to the public.
Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” a rock musical by Alex Timbers with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, on Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 24, 25 and 26, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee April 19 at 2 p.m., all in the Performing Arts Center. Referred to by Newsday as “90 thoroughly audacious, politically savvy, politically incorrect minutes,” FSU’s production will star guest artist and FSU alum Matt Merchant in the title role.