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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. 

Center for Creative Writing: Author and Educator Reginald McKnight

The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing will host a reading by American short story author, novelist and educator Reginald McKnight, on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyric Theatre, 20 E. Main St. in Frostburg. This event is free and open to the public.

Info Session on Technology Validation Program Funding: Dr. Linda Saffer

Dr. Linda Saffer of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) will conduct an information session at Frostburg State University on Technology Validation Program grants Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. in room 156 of Center for Communications and Information Technology.

Dr. Austin Dacey: “Beyond Religious Freedom: Conscience and the Law After Hobby Lobby”

As part of Frostburg State University’s fall 2014 Philosophical Forum, Dr. Austin Dacey, a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, will give a presentation on “Beyond Religious Freedom: Conscience and the Law After Hobby Lobby” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Atkinson Room (232) in the Lane University Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Theatre and Dance: "She Kills Monsters"

Theatre and Dance at FSU will open its 2014-2015 season with the action-packed award-winning thriller “She Kills Monsters” by up-and-coming playwright Qui Nguyen, an artist known for his innovative nods to pop culture, puppetry and multimedia. Performances will take place in the Performing Arts Center’s F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 23 through 25, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.