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The Ohio Valley Symphony for the 25th Anniversary Season

The Ohio Valley Symphony for the 25th Anniversary Season

Sun., May 4, 2014 - Sat., October 4, 2014 @ 12:00 am


Join The Ohio Valley Symphony for the 25th Anniversary Season featuring an exciting lineup of spectacular soloists. October 4th, 2014 is the Silver Celebration concert featuring cellist Jay Campbell. November 1st, 2014 get ready for a “Spooktacular” show featuring actor Brian Evans. Be sure to dress in costume! The ever popular and always sold-out Christmas Show on December 6th, 2014 features Gallipolis native composer Brant Adams and OVS commissioned Premier. March 28th, 2015 brings Vienna Masters with pianist John O’Conor. Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv is featured April 25th, 2015 for the concert titled Simply Spring.

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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.

3rd Ariel MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

3rd Ariel MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

Sat., December 13, 2014 @ 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 41st Anniversary of Merry Tubachristmas®!

Created by Harvey Phillips, 2014 marks the 41st Anniversary of MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS® concerts and the Ariel’s 3rd 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.

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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

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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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