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Welcome to the Ariel Theatre

Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre

Welcome to the historic Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre, permanent home to The Ohio Valley Symphony, in the heart of Gallipolis, Ohio. Explore our website for upcoming events, lessons and Ariel Children’s Chorus information, directions, and history! Be sure to contact the Ariel Box Office if you have any questions or we may help you in planning your next visit to Gallipolis.

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Giving Thanks

151129 ACC

Sunday, November 29, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Ariel Chamber Theatre

The Historic Ariel Theatre presents Giving Thanks a concert by The Ariel Children’s Chorus under the direction of Judith Cavendish.
Admission is free ~ donations accepted at the door.

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The Christmas Show!

2015-16 Season The Ohio Valley Symphony

Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Christmas Show!

The Ohio Valley Symphony

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The Ohio Valley Symphony presents its most beloved holiday tradition, The Christmas Show! Order tickets early!

As part of the Ohio Valley Symphony’s mission to bring live, professional, orchestral music to the region and to instill a love of music — especially in children, the public is encouraged to attend OVS rehearsals for free at 7–10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and 1–4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Ariel. Open rehearsals are a great way to grow familiar with symphonic music, and they offer a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse at the preparation of an orchestral performance.

Single tickets to the Ohio Valley Symphony’s THE CHRISTMAS SHOW! cost $24, $22 (senior) and $12 (student). Tickets and more information are available at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre box office, 428 Second Ave., Gallipolis; by phone, (740) 446-2787 (ARTS); and through the Ariel website

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Ariel Merry Tubachristmas

Ariel's Tubachristmas

December 12, 2015
Concert starts at 2 pm!

MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS is celebrating its 42nd Anniversary (1974-2015). Created by Harvey Phillips, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2015 will be presented in over 250 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. TUBACHRISTMAS ensembles may attract participants aged 8 to over 90 years! The warm, rich organ-like sound of tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience!
Come and Listen 100% FREE!
TUBACHRISTMAS is 100% FREE for audience members who just want to come in to our hall and experience the event. It’s sure to be loads of fun, and will get you in the Christmas Spirit! Always the second Saturday in December at 2 pm.


Join in the Fun and PLAY ALONG!

Bring your Tuba, Baritone, Euphonium, or other big brass buddy and join in the fun at the Ariel Theatre! Participants pay  as little as $10 to participate, and there are lots of souvenirs and books available! Register at the door, or save time and complete the form below to Pre-Register!

Registration begins at 10:30am ~ Rehearsal begins at 11:00am

 Complete the form here!

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The Voices of Christmas

Voices of Christmas

Saturday, December 19, 2015
7:00 p.m.

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Enjoy Christmas favorites and holiday standards featuring the Ariel Children’s Chorus, Dale Rawlins Singers, French Colony Chorus, Joyful Noise Quartet, and soloist Brian Griffin.

Tickets to this festive concert are $10.  Tickets and more information are available at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre box office, 428 Second Ave., Gallipolis; by phone, (740) 446-2787 (ARTS).



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2015-16 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

2015-16 Season

2015-16 Season

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Join The Ohio Valley Symphony for the 26th Season featuring 5 exciting concerts in our home, Ariel-Dater Hall. Order subscriptions online or call the box office today at 740-446-ARTS!

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String into Spring! Janice Martin, violin, voice, piano

2015-16 Season The Ohio Valley SymphonySaturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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There is no performer quite like Janice Martin. She achieves virtuosity as a violinist, pianist, soprano and perhaps most impressively, boasts the title as the world’s only aerial violinist. Janice’s multi-dimensional artistry has disarmed classical, popular and jazz audiences alike while creating ardent fans who span a broad demographic. Renowned composers such as the LA Philharmonic composer-in-residence Steven Stuckey, Bob Goldstone and Charlie Barnett have written for Ms. Martin (who wrote “Concerto in Fourths” for her) prompting collaborations with such with Jazz artists such as Larry Willis and David Bixler. In 2009 she wowed millions of viewers on the popular NBC Series America’s Got Talent with her aerial violin and vocal performance, and her playing has been featured on television projects for the Discovery and History Channels as well on the big screen in the Miramax film “Paperclips.” She is a frequent guest performer with Cirque de la Symphonie, an “orchestrated aerial dance spectacular,” and is a headline act in Branson, MO.

Ms. Martin’s musical credentials include top prizes at both the Washington International Competition, the Young Artist International Competition, and the Career Award Grant by National Endowment for the Arts. For her accomplishments, The Stradivari Society awarded her the honorary use of the 1708 Burstein/Bagshawe Stradivarius Violin.

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Glorious Guitars, Tim Berens & Craig Wagner

2015-16 Season The Ohio Valley SymphonySaturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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Tim Berens’ multi-faceted career gives testament to his lifelong quest to learn, perform and write music. So far, his venture has led him through the worlds of classical guitar, jazz guitar, orchestral guitar, arranging, orchestration, and conducting.

During his years as the guitarist for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Tim played guitar, banjo, mandolin and bouzouki on concerts, recordings, television programs, and tours. Beginning in the late 1990’s, Tim began arranging for the CPO, eventually becoming the orchestra’s principal arranger.

Tim’s arrangements caught the ears of others and he began receiving commissions from many leading conductors and major orchestras. His arrangements are performed hundreds of times

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