History

Dayton Philharmonic, Wright State University’s CELIA to collaborate on War Requiem

Keith Lockhart and Paul Lockhart

This weekend, the Dayton Philharmonic will present Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem conducted by Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops Orchestra. The concert is a collaboration between the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and Wright State University’s center for Collaborative Education, Leadership, … Continue reading

Boston Pops’ Keith Lockhart conducts master classes with Wright State music students

Keith Lockhart coaches Amanda Bessler

Wright State music students received detailed feedback and coaching from conductor Keith Lockhart as part of the 2014-15 Distinguished Visiting Artist program. Continue reading

Boston Pops’ Keith Lockhart will conduct Britten’s ‘War Requiem’

Keith Lockhart on stage

Excerpt In addition to being a fine collaboration between two of the Miami Valley’s most venerable institutions, the upcoming presentation of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” is the fulfillment of a family’s lifelong wish. The institutions are the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra … Continue reading

Aviation filmmaker, Wright State grad to give keynote at Public History Symposium

Adam White

Wright State’s Public History Graduate Symposium will explore “History Through a Prism: Untold Stories” on March 13. Continue reading

About conductor Keith Lockhart, Distinguished Visiting Artist

Keith Lockhart (Photo by Michael Lutch)

Distinguished Visiting Artist Keith Lockhart has served as conductor of the Boston Pops since 1995 and principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra since 2010. Continue reading

Acclaimed conductor Keith Lockhart to teach at Wright State, lead ‘War Requiem’ performances

Keith Lockhart conducting

Conductor Keith Lockhart will teach master classes with School of Music students and conduct the “War Requiem” with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and Wright State Choirs. Continue reading

Forums, film screenings, civil rights trip to commemorate Voting Rights Act anniversary

IIyasah Al-Shabazz headshot

“Phoenix Project: A Call to Action” from Feb. 17-19, and a Civil Rights Pilgrimage, March 3-9, commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts faculty to discuss research at conference Feb. 9

Paul Lockhart

College of Liberal Arts faculty will discuss their research, ranging from a Prophet Moses Festival in Jerusalem to musical theatre to Dayton during World War I, at a conference Feb. 9. Continue reading

Off the record

Wright State’s Natasha McPherson pulls histories of Creole women from obscure public documents
Natasha McPherson in her office

Assistant professor of history Natasha McPherson documents previously untold history of Creole women. Continue reading

Beard bible

Wright State’s Christopher Oldstone-Moore to release book on history of whiskers
Christopher Oldstone-Moore

Wright State history professor Christopher Oldstone-Moore will release a book on the history of facial hair. Continue reading