Monday through Saturday, March 9 – 14, 2015: CELIA presents Maestro Keith Lockhart as Wright State University’s Distinguished Visiting Artist for 2015.
Maestro Lockhart, Music Director of the Boston Pops and the BBC Concert Orchestra, will be visiting Wright State for the week preceding his concerts with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and others (see below). In addition to participating in master classes with Wright State University School of Music students and faculty, Maestro Lockhart will be taking part in other WWI-related events sponsored by CELIA and War & Society at Wright State. Details to come — stay tuned
Friday and Saturday, March 13 – 14, 2015, 8:00 pm: Concert
Benjamin Britten: War Requiem. Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton.
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus, and the Wright State University Choirs will perform Britten’s secular requiem, which combines the traditional liturgy of the Roman Catholic mass for the dead with the First World War poetry of Wilfred Owen. Maestro Keith Lockhart, Music Director of the Boston Pops and the BBC Concert Orchestra, will be the guest conductor. Sponsored by the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, CELIA, the School of Music and the Department of History at Wright State University, and the War and Society Program, Department of History, Wright State University.
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7:30 pm: Concert
“Holidays in the Heartland.” Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton.
“Holidays in the Heartland” is Wright State’s annual musical celebration of Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day. The concert features some of the area’s most outstanding student vocalists and instrumentalists, joined by guest performers and host Shaun Yu of WDPR, Dayton Public Radio. Experience a grand and glorious panorama of America’s musical heritage. This year we will showcase music from the First World War, to commemorate the centennial of the war’s beginning in 1914.
Discounts available for seniors, students, and all military (veterans, active and reserve). Contact Ticket Center Stage at (937)228-3630 or on the Web at http://www.ticketcenterstage.com/
Holidays in the Heartland is presented by WSU’s School of Music and CELIA: Collaborative Education, Leadership & Innovation in the Arts, an Ohio Center of Excellence located at Wright State University. For further information click here.
Friday, November 14, 2014, 2:30pm: Lecture
“Neither Sweet Nor Decorous: American Poetry in the First Year of the First World War.” A lecture by Dr. Mark Van Wienen. Millett Hall Atrium, Wright State main campus, 2:30 pm.
Professor Van Wienen (English; Northern Illinois University) is the editor of Rendezvous With Death: American Poems of the Great War (University of Illinois Press, 2002) and the author of Partisans and Poets: The Political Work of American Poetry in the Great War (Cambridge University Press, 1997) as well as a number of articles about American literature and culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:30pm: Lecture
“Civilians and the Labor of War,1914-1918.” A lecture by Dr. Tammy Proctor. Millett Hall Atrium, Wright State main campus, 12:30-2:00 pm.
Dr. Proctor, Professor of History at Utah State University, will address the many and sometimes surprising ways civilians were involved in fighting the First World War. Free and open to the public. Proctor Lecture
Thursday, September 18, 2014: Lecture
“Photographing the Egypt-Palestine Front during the Great War.” Wright State University; location and time TBA
Dr. Issam Nassar, Associate Professor of History, Illinois State University, is an expert on the history of the Middle East and the history of photography. Examining photos of the failed Ottoman attempt to seize the Suez Canal in 1915, Dr. Nassar will discuss Ottoman preparations for war and the role that photography played in the First world War. Sponsored by: War and Society Program, Department of History, Wright State University; Department of Art and Art History, Wright State University; Department of History, Wright State University; University Center for International Education, Wright State University.
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30 pm: Concert
“While Your Hearts Are Yearning: Popular Songs of the Great War.” Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center, Wright State University.
This concert offers a variety of popular music from the trenches and home front, along with historical commentary. It is an opportunity for the audience to experience the hopes and fears of the First World War in a way that many soldiers and civilians expressed them: through the melodies and lyrics of popular songs. Presented by: the Center for Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA), Wright State University, and the School of Music and the Department of History, Wright State University. Free to the public.