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

A Symphony for Peace: Reflections on the Syrian Crisis

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!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Schuster Hall
Wright State Creative Arts Center

Free and open to the public


Syrian Symphony for Peace
CELIA Distinguished Visiting Artist Malek Jandali

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Brief Overview
History professor Awad Halabi

Letters of Hope
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School students

My Syrian Homeland
Aghiad Alkhiamy, Syrian-born Wright State University student

Beyond Bethlehem Documentary
Media Producer Dan Bracken

World Premiere Composition
Malek Jandaliwith Wright State University Saxophone Quartet Shelley Jagow, Director

Give Us This Day Short Symphony
by composer David Maslanka
Wright State University Symphonic Band
Shelley Jagow, Conductor
Photographs curated by Benjamin Montague


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