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CES at FSU to Present International Artists in Spring Season Lineup

Cristina Pato
Cristina Pato
The Great Gatsby
"The Great Gatsby"
Cecile McLorin-Salvant
Cécile McLorin-

CES at Frostburg State University presents a spring lineup featuring international artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, ballet and theatre for the second half of its 2014-15 series.

On Valentine’s Day, CES offers a LIVE! at StarScape club performance of Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play featuring Peter Madcat Ruth and Joel Brown. Triple Play’s distinctly American music encompasses Delta blues, Tin Pan Alley standards, New Orleans grooves, jazz gems and incisive originals. The Saturday, Feb. 14, performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in FSU’s Lane University Center. A pre-performance Valentine’s Day dinner will also be available for interested patrons at 6 p.m.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre, under the artistic direction of former Bolshoi Ballet soloist Elena Radchenko, presents a haunting performance of “Swan Lake” on Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Theatre of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. (Note: “Swan Lake” is sold out.) The company of Russian-trained artists travels the world presenting ballets from the classical repertoire.

Grammy Award-winner Cristina Pato appears with The Migrations Band in a LIVE! at StarScape performance on Friday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall. A master of the gaita, or Spanish bagpipe, Pato combines elements of jazz, folk and world music styles in her energetic performances. The New York Times calls her “a virtuoso,” saying, “When she opens the floodgates of her technique, ... the force can knock you back a few steps.”

The Montana Repertory Theatre returns to Frostburg with “The Great Gatsby” on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountain Ridge High School Auditorium at 100 Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick Lane in Frostburg. Adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tragic novel, the play brings all the beauty and poetry of Fitzgerald’s masterpiece to vivid life on stage. Since 1968, Montana Repertory Theatre has toured the country with theatrical productions that in the past 10 years alone have brought them to 200 communities.

The entrancing jazz songstress Cécile McLorin-Salvant appears for a LIVE! at StarScape performance Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyric Theatre at 20 E. Main St. in Frostburg. (Note: The date for this performance has been changed from April 18.) A 2014 Grammy nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Album, McLorin-Salvant is one of the jazz world’s brightest new stars. The New York Times declared, “If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three – Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald – it is this … virtuoso.”

The season closes with musical medley Broadway Nights – Broadway Today on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The performance features Broadway’s Craig Schulman, Gary Mauer and Rita Harvey, the stars of musicals like “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” The three will perform solos, duets and trios from some of musical theatre’s most popular shows, including “Wicked,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia,” “Chicago,” “Les Misérables,” “South Pacific” and “Company.”

Tickets, including packages and discounts, can be ordered by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137, or by visiting

CES is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council and is supported by a grant from MSAC, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit or Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

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 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.


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