CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts)

A Symphony for Peace: Reflections on the Syrian Crisis

Academic Year: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7 pm
Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center
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No tickets required

A Tribute through Music, Photography, and Dialogue

With generous support from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Wright State University’s College of Liberal Arts and CELIA invite you to A Symphony for Peace: Reflections on the Syrian Crisis. This free evening performance spotlights the plight of refugees from war-torn Syria through the combined talents of artists, musicians, and Middle Eastern Studies faculty. Led by Music Professor Shelley Jagow, director of the Symphonic Band and Saxophone Quartet, A Symphony for Peace features a specially commissioned work by special guest artist Malek Jandali, an acclaimed Syrian-American composer and pianist. Please join us for this unforgettable evening of music, visual arts, and the spoken word!

Free and open to the public


Malek Jandali, Composer & Pianist | Founder, Pianos for Peace

German born, Syrian-American composer Malek Jandali has been hailed by BBC WorldNews as “an acclaimed pianist.” His music has been described as “moving and thought provoking” by Bob Stevenson of NPR.

Aghiad Alkhiamy

Aghiad Alkhiamy, a current junior studying biomedical engineering at Wright State University, was born and raised in Damascus, Syria.

Dan Bracken

Dan Bracken has been the senior media producer at Ginghamsburg Church since 2006. Every winter Ginghamsburg Church raises funds to support development projects around the world.

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School Team

Emery Monnig, Ian Carmody, Micah Marshall, and Zach Scott are four seniors at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in Dayton, Ohio.

Awad Halabi

Awad Halabi is associate professor in the Departments of History and Religion Philosophy, and Classics, specializing in Islam and the modern Middle East.

Shelley M. Jagow, Ph.D.

Shelley Jagow, Ph.D., is professor of music at Wright State University and director of both the Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band. She is a Vandoren Regional Artist, as well as a music education clinician for Conn-Selmer, Meredith Music, and GIA Publications.

Benjamin Montague

Benjamin Montague is associate professor in photography at Wright State University. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Delaware in 2003 and his B.A. from Marlboro College in 1993.



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