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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.

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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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Ariel Children's Chorus

Sun., April 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us in welcoming the Ariel Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Judy Cavendish, to the stage of the Ariel Chamber Theatre, located on the 3rd Floor.

This afternoon performance is sure to delight both young and old.

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Barb White Studio, Piano Recital

Sun., May 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the historic Ariel-Dater Hall in welcoming the students of Barb White Studio.

Both young and old will enjoy an afternoon of music in the Ariel Chamber Theatre located on the 3rd Floor.

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11th Annual The Tri-County Gospel Sing

Sat., May 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the historic Ariel-Dater Hall in welcoming the Tri-County Gospel Sing, presented by Pastor Rick Barcus of the Addison Free Will Baptist Church.

Featured artists include Rick & Jenny Towe, Covered by Love, Neal Family, Victory River, Juanita Phillips, Singing Shafers, Brian & the Family Connection, Randy Parsons, Karen Polcyn, and others!

This concert is free to the public. A love offering will be collected. Doors open at 5 pm and the concert starts at 6 pm.

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French Colony Sweet Adeline Chorus

Sat., June 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the historic Ariel Dater Hall in welcoming the French Colony Sweet Adeline Chorus to the stage.

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152nd Emancipation Day Celebration

Fri., September 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Join us in welcoming The Annual Emancipation Celebration Day to the historic Ariel-Dater Hall.

“The Emancipation Proclamation has been celebrated and observed in Gallia County, Ohio continuously since 1863. The Gallia County Emancipation Day Celebration is reported to be one of the longest continuous running celebrations of the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States.”

6:00 pm  Homecoming Reception, Second Floor Banquet Hall
7:00 pm  Featured Performance, the Ariel’s Haskin’s Auditorium
8:00 pm  Candlelight walk to Ohio River
Closing Prayer

Everyone Welcome to this FREE event!
No tickets required.
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Sat., December 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A fantastic holiday experience – this FREE concert featuring Christmas favorites performed with the low brass instruments. Come Join us in celebrating the 42nd Anniversary of Merry Tubachristmas®!

Created by Harvey Phillips, 2015 marks the 42nd Anniversary of MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS® concerts and the Ariel’s 4th Merry Tubachristmas. Phillips was inspired to create TUBACHRISTMAS as an annual event honoring his teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell (born Christmas Day, 1902).  Every Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages gather to pay respect to all the great artists/teachers who represent their heritage. Every TUBACHRISTMAS performance features traditional Christmas carols especially arranged by American composer Alec Wilder (died Christmas Eve, 1980). Through Wilder, TUBACHRISTMAS concerts pay grateful tribute to composers who have embraced these noble instruments with solo and ensemble compositions. TUBACHRISTMAS ensembles may attract multiples of 100 participants aged 8 to over 90 years! The warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience. TUBACHRISTMAS has become an established Christmas tradition in cities throughout the world.

Click here to listen to a portion of the 2012 Ariel Merry TubaChristmas.

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26th Annual Brittany's Prom & Style Review

Sun., January 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join the historic Ariel Theatre in welcoming the 26th Annual BRITTANY’S PROM & STYLE REVIEW! All proceeds from this spectacular event benefit the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in the mission to further he arts to our community.

Participants are young women and men from our area high schools.

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