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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. 

Climate Change Panel Discussion

FSU will host two representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment in a panel discussion with students on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Lane 111. Tad Aburn, director of the Air and Radiation Administration, and Kevin Wagner, natural resources planner, Water Administration, will participate in an interactive discussion on climate change and resiliency.

Robert Earl Price Reading

Frostburg State University’s Center for Literary Arts will host a reading by poet and screenwriter Robert Earl Price on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyric Theatre on Main Street, as a part of the 2017 Fall Reading Series.

FSU Opera Theatre

Frostburg State University’s Opera Theatre will present “A Night of Love, Magic and Death, With Music From Purcell to Puccini” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.