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FSU Professors to Present Valentine's Concerts
12/19/2002

Frostburg State University professors Joan Dixon, Greg Latta and Suzi Mills will present two Valentine's Concerts featuring romantic piano music, Broadway love songs and folk ballads on Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. in the FSU Performing Arts Center's Pealer Recital Hall.

Selections by Dr. Dixon will include "Liebestraum" by Franz Liszt, "Variation on a Theme of Paganini" by Rachmaninoff, selections from "Beauty and the Beast" by Alan Menken, "Andante" from "Rhapsody in Blue" by Gershwin, and "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel. Selections by Dr. Latta will include "Reynardine" (traditional), "On the Street Where You Live" and "Shady Grove" (performed on the hammered and Appalachian dulcimers), "That's Amore" (performed on the concertina), and "Choo Choo to You." Selections by Dr. Mills will include "I Will Always Love You," and two original compositions, "The Other Side of the Bed" and "Hopeless." The three musicians will also perform as an ensemble together for several pieces, including "Some Enchanted Evening" by Rodgers & Hammerstein, "How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" by Elton John and "Love Changes Everything" by A.L. Webber. Jeff Ward will assist on percussion.

There will be a wine and cheese reception before the concert and at intermission on Friday night. There will be afternoon coffee/tea and dessert before the concert on Sunday. All ticket sales, donations, and cash bar proceeds will benefit the FSU Piano Festival and may be used to purchase pianos for the Performing Arts Center. A tax-deductible donation of $30 or more is requested for two tickets and two glasses of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) on Friday night, or two tickets and coffee/tea and dessert on Sunday afternoon.

To reserve tickets, call the FSU box office at (301) 687-7462 or make check payable to FSU Foundation: Piano Festival and mail to Dr. Joan Dixon, Division of Performing Arts-Music, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD 21532. Tickets may be purchased at the door but advance reservations will be helpful for the caterer. For more information, call Dixon at (301) 687-4115.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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