From war trenches to piano benches


On March 13 and 14, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, chorus and soloists will perform the War Requiem under the baton of Boston Pops Orchestra conductor Keith Lockhart. The performance is in association with Wright State University’s organization CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts), directed by Hank Dahlman, who also directs the DPO Chorus.

“This event represents another significant collaboration between Wright State University and the DPAA,” Dahlman said. “Maestro Lockhart is Wright State University’s Distinguished Visiting Artist for 2014-2015. For WSU, the Britten War Requiem performance with Keith Lockhart represents the capstone event of our year-long commemoration of the start of World War I, entitled, ‘A Long, Long Way: Echoes of the Great War.’ This commemoration is sponsored by CELIA, and has been developed by a team of CELIA faculty fellows, led by WSU’s Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of History Dr. Paul Lockhart.”

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