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A Grand Piano

A Grand Piano

Sat., April 26, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Award-winning Russian-born American pianist Yuliya Gorenman has rightfully been called a “pianist without fear.” Now firmly established in her performing career, Gorenman first achieved international acclaim as a prizewinner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium in 1995.

Introduction to Essential Oils with Nancy Tawney

Introduction to Essential Oils with Nancy Tawney

Sun., May 18, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


In this series we will discuss the many uses of Essential Oils in caring for our pets. We will discuss uses in pest control, healing, and making your pet’s life more comfortable. You will be introduced to the basics of essential oils for pets and the benefits of the various oils.

$8.00 admission. Please click “READ MORE” below to Pre-register today!

THE DIAMOND PROJECT, Neil Diamond Tribute Band

THE DIAMOND PROJECT, Neil Diamond Tribute Band

Fri., June 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join the historic Ariel-Dater Hall in welcoming back THE DIAMOND PROJECT, the premiere Neil Diamond tribute band.

A musical journey through five decades of songs from one of America’s most treasured entertainers, The Diamond Project will wow you with their live renditions of everything from Cracklin’ Rosie to Sweet Caroline, from I’m a Believer to I Am I Said — you’ll be singing along!

Silver Celebration, Jay Campbell, cello

Silver Celebration, Jay Campbell, cello

Sat., October 4, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Praised by The New York Times for his “electrifying performances” which “conveyed every nuance,” American cellist Jay Campbell is the First Prize Winner of the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh International Competition. This spellbinding artist combines eclectic musical interests and a diverse spectrum of repertoire, which has led to collaborations with musicians ranging from Elliott Carter and Pierre Boulez to David Lang and John Zorn to members of Radiohead and Einstürzende Neubauten.

Symphony Spooktacular, Brian Evans, actor

Symphony Spooktacular, Brian Evans, actor

Sat., November 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Brian Evans teaches voice and speech, stage combat and acting in the School of Dance, Film and Theater. He is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. As an actor, he has worked at venues including Human Race Theatre, the Colorado, Illinois and Oxford Shakespeare Festivals, South Coast Repertory, Porthouse Theatre and CATCO. Television credits include Chapelle’s Show and Judging Amy. He produced and directed award-winning theatre while working in Los Angeles, at theaters including the Raven Playhouse, Metropole Theatre Works and Elephant Stageworks. Directing credits include Romeo and Juliet at Monomoy Theatre, Henry IV, Part One at Oxford Shakespeare Festival, and Brecht’s Man Equals Man at OU. In the area, Brian often works with Available Light Theatre in Columbus and Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble. He received his M.F.A. in Acting from UC, Irvine. Brian is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association.

The Christmas Show, Brant Adams, composer

The Christmas Show, Brant Adams, composer

Sat., December 6, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Originally from Gallipolis, Ohio, Brant Adams (b. 1955) holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Capital University (Columbus, Ohio), a master of music degree in music theory from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a Ph.D in theory from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied composition with Donald Grantham. He taught at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and since 1987 at Oklahoma State University, where he has served as professor and coordinator of the music theory and composition areas, coordinator of music business, academic advisor, and since 2008, as Head of the Department of Music.

Vienna Masters, John O'Conor, piano

Vienna Masters, John O'Conor, piano

Sat., March 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Through his recitals, concerto appearances and critically acclaimed recordings, the Irish pianist John O’Conor has earned a reputation as a masterful interpreter of the Classic and Early Romantic piano repertoires. He has been praised for his formidable technique and through his eloquent phrasing, mastery of keyboard colour and, in particular, his unique sound he has been called a true Poet of the Piano.

He has performed in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand and has appeared with such orchestras as the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, l’Orchestre National de France, the Scottish and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras, the Israel Camerata, the NHK, Yomiuri, Kyushu, Kyoto and Sapporo Symphonies in Japan, the KBS Symphony in Korea, the Singapore Symphony, the New Zealand Symphony and the orchestras of Atlanta, Cleveland, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Tampa and Washington DC in North America.

Simply Spring, Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin

Simply Spring, Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin

Sat., April 25, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv has quickly earned a reputation for performing with “distinctive charm and subtle profundity” (Daily Freeman, New York) and “crystal clear and noble sound” (Culture and Life, Ukraine). Known for performing both as chamber musician and solo violinist, many of her concerts are broadcasted on National Public Radio, Voice of America Radio, Ukrainian National Radio and Television, and Chinese Hunan Television.
Dr. Ivakhiv graduated from the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, and the late Rafael Druian. During this time, she was concertmaster of both the Curtis Symphony and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestras. Dr.Ivakhiv holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where her principal teachers were Philip Setzer and Pamela Frank.

In addition to her widely acclaimed violin performances as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, Dr. Ivakhiv has a significant following as violin pedagogue. Prior joining the faculty at Ohio University, she has conducted master classes, taught as visiting professor, and collaborated with prestigious universities including West Chester University, Utah’s Tuacahn Summer Arts Institute, Bard College Conservatory Prep Summer Camp, Swarthmore College, Keweenaw String Festival, Temple University Music Preparatory, and Curtis SummerFest. Furthermore, she taught abroad at the conservatory level in China and Ukraine.

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Welcome to the Ariel Theatre

Apr 17, 2014 Ariel News, Featured | 0 comments

Welcome to the Ariel Theatre’s new and improved website. This new design contains all the same great information, with the same navigational structure. Many more improvements are on the way! Stay tuned to see the exciting additions we have planned!

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