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Welcome to the Ariel Theatre

Ariel Opera HouseWelcome 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 Opera House Box Office if you have any questions or we may help you in planning your next visit to Gallipolis.

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O.O. McIntyre Book Signing with Author R. Scott Williams

170422 A&A R. Scott WilliamsSaturday, April 22, 2017
at 4:30 p.m.

Free admission ~ donations accepted.

Author Scott Williams will be holding a book signing as part of the Ariel’s Artists and Authors Series for the new release of his story of Gallipolis native O. O. McIntyre titled An Odd Book at the Ariel Opera House where copies of his book will be available for sale.  Scott will be talking and answering questions about his work. This comprehensive book tells the story of Odd McIntyre who achieved great fame and fortune in New York in the early decades of the 20th century. In his daily column “New York Day by Day” as well as articles in national magazines like Cosmopolitan and Life, Odd recorded a time and place undergoing great transition and innovation in communication, politics, art and entertainment.

In anticipation of the book, Williams has also launched several social media initiatives to help the public learn more about Odd McIntyre and his work. Photos of the people, places and pop culture icons that Odd covered in his daily column will be featured on Instagram, and short excerpts from Odd’s articles will be shared on Twitter. Williams noted, “Because Odd’s writing style frequently included short, cleverly written sentences, they still resonate remarkably well today in the 140-character Twitter format.” Additionally, other content about Odd McIntyre and “An Odd Book” will be shared on YouTube and Facebook.

Links to these social network accounts, along with much more information about Odd McIntyre, can be found at AnOddBook.com.

R. Scott Williams is chief operating officer and senior vice president of sales and marketing at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Williams earned his degree in journalism from the University of Memphis. He then held positions at several advertising agencies and organizations, including Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., where he managed the communication for Graceland.

Make it an “O.O. McIntyre Day” and purchase your tickets to the evening Ohio Valley Symphony concert featuring another Gallipolis native, tenor Philip Armstrong, and the World Premiere of The O.O. McIntyre Suite. Click here for ticket information!

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The Homecoming, Philip Armstrong, tenor

170422 OVS Philip ArmstrongApril 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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A native of Bidwell Ohio, Philip Keith Armstrong’s musical interest began as a young child singing the
National Anthem, a capella, at all the home football & basketball games at area high schools & colleges.  He was awarded two full-time Presidential Scholarships to Shenandoah College & Conservatory of Music in VA and Central State University in Wilberforce, OH. Mr. Armstrong earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron.  As a soloist he has traveled extensively in the U.S. as a member of the widely acclaimed Central State University Singers, recording with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Amen: A Gospel Celebration with Jennifer Holiday, Maureen McGovern, Lou Rawls, and Gershwin: Selections from Porgy and Bess featuring Cab Calloway.  Both records were nominated for Grammy awards.  

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2017-18 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

17-18 OVS SeasonCall the Box Office at 740-446-ARTS

Join The Ohio Valley Symphony for the 28th 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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Barb White’s Piano Student Recital

170507 White Piano THUMB Rev BSunday, May 7, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Ariel Chamber Theatre

Free Concert, No Ticket Required

The historic Ariel Opera House presents a Piano Recital of students of local instructor Barb White. Join us for this free Sunday afternoon concert to be held in the 3rd floor Ariel Chamber Theatre.

Admission is free ~ donations accepted at the door.

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13th Annual Tri-County Gospel Sing

170520 Tri County GospelMay 20, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Free Concert, No Ticket Required

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

Featuring:
Brian’s Family Connection
Covered by Love • Dayspring
Fishermen’s Net Singers • Neal Family
New Creation • New Salvation • New Covenant
Ordinary People • Rick & Ginny Towe
Ricky & Marie Alley • Singing Shafers
Victory River Quartet • West Virginia Couriers
Brenda Hensley • Karen Polcyn
Lisa Browning •
Mike Cadle • Vickie Moore• Randy Parsons • Joint-Heirs

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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Ariel’s Piano, Voice, & String Student Recital

170521 Ariel StudentsSunday, May 21, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Ariel Chamber Theatre

Free Concert, No Ticket Required

The historic Ariel Opera House presents a recital featuring Piano and Voice students of Judith Cavendish and String students of Elaine Swinney. Join us for this free Sunday afternoon concert to be held in the 3rd floor Ariel Chamber Theatre.

For more information about Piano and Voice lessons offered at the Ariel, please visit this link.

For more information about Violin and Viola lessons offered at the Ariel, please visit this link.

Admission is free ~ donations accepted at the door.

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The Ariel’s Summer Tuba-Time!

170703 Summer TubatimeMonday, July 3, 2016 at 4:00pm
Click Here to Pre-Register Now!

Tuba and Euphonium players of all ages can come join the fun! Musicians will meet at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre at 4:00 p.m. for an on-stage rehearsal. Summer Tuba-Time music books will be available for purchase ($20) at rehearsal.

Monday, July 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
FREE CONCERT! – 7:30 p.m. at the City Park
No tickets required.

A fun time to be had by all! Join us at the 2017 River Recreation in Gallipolis City Park to celebrate Independence Day with the joyful sounds of the Ariel’s Summer Tuba-Time!

Summer Tuba-Time concerts are presented with permission from the Harvey Phillips Foundation, Inc.

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Mendelssohn featuring David Kim, violin

170909 OVS Kim THUMB Rev ESeptember 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

On Sale May 15

Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School.

Highlights of Mr. Kim’s 2016-17 season include appearing as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on their summer tour of Asia; adjudicating at the Stulberg International String Competition; teaching/performance residencies at Bob Jones University, Grove City College, Messiah College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music; continued appearances as concertmaster of the All-Star Orchestra on PBS stations across the USA and online at the Kahn Academy; recitals, speaking engagements and appearances with orchestras across the United States; and the annual David Kim Orchestral Institute of Cairn University in Philadelphia where he is also a Professor of Violin Studies. He has recently been appointed as Distinguished Artist at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon, GA and will begin making regular teaching visits there in the fall of 2017. In December, he appeared as a special guest at Keith and Kristin Getty’s “Irish Christmas” Concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

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Scheherazade, The Ohio Valley Symphony

171104 OVS Sher THUMB Rev ENovember 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

On Sale May 15

The rich and exotic colors painted by the orchestra along with numerous lush and memorable melodies, combine to make the exotic musical tale of Scheherazade an audience favorite since its premiere in 1888. Rimsky-Korsakov set out to paint an Oriental picture using music to tell the tale of a Sultan who put to death each wife he married. Scheherazade was clever enough to spin a never ending tale so that each night her life was spared for a thousand and one nights when the Sultan finally saw the error of his ways and repudiated his bloody vow and spared her life. This hugely popular piece has been used for ballets, numerous figure skater’s routines, given lyrics for use as popular vocal selections and been performed and recorded by orchestras the world over.

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The Christmas Show! The Ohio Valley Symphony

171202 OVS xmas THUMB Rev EDecember 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

On Sale May 15

The Ariel Opera House will be filled with merry music as we usher in a month filled with joyful entertainment to share with your family and friends. We ring in the holidays with The Ohio Valley Sympony’s beloved Christmas Show! (always the first Saturday in December). Tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to order extras when purchasing your season subscription seats!

Gift Certificates for The Ohio Valley Symphony concerts are available for that special someone on your Christmas list! Call the box office today!

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The Piano featuring Thomas Pandolfi, piano

180324 Pandolfi THUMB Rev EMarch 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

On Sale May 15

American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally in the “Pops” genre, Thomas’ critically acclaimed performances of Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto in F (Gershwin), Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James B

ond Concerto (Proctor) are immensely popular.

Among his engagements during the 2015-16 season, were as guest solo

ist with The National Philharmonic, Ohio Valley Symphony, North Charleston Pops, Cheyenne Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, Symphonicity, Amadeus Orchestra, McLean Orchestra and Frederick Symphony. During 2016-17, he will also be guest soloist with The Paducah Symphony, The Charlotte Symphony (FL), The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, The Amadeus Orchestra, The Tiraspol Philharmonic, The Alexandria Symphony, and The Maryland Symphony at The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival.

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Love Songs featuring Risa Renae Harman, soprano

180428 Risa THUMB NRev EApril 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

On Sale May 15

American soprano Risa Renae Harman, as noted by The New York Times, “is that rare creature among singers, a really good recitalist.” A versatile singer who navigates a wide range of repertoire, she has appeared as soloist in Samuel Barber’s The Prayers of Kierkegaard at the Kennedy Center with The Washington Chorus, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with The Philadelphia Singers at the Kimmel Center and Alice Tully Hall, Handel’s Laudate pueri with The National Cathedral Choral Society, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate at the Kennedy Center, Verdi’s Requiem with The Oratorio Society of New Jersey, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 with The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, and solo recitals at the Brooklyn Library and the acclaimed Trinity Church.

Recent engagements for Miss Harman include Handel’s Messiah and Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël, Op.12 with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, her portrayal as Jenny Lind in Jenny Lind, The Swedish Nightingale in America, a play with music by Kelly Hale, soloist with the Huntington Chorale Society in Dvorak’s Te Deum, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Vespers. Operatic performances include The Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Violetta in La Traviata, the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as creating the role of Louise in the world premiere of William Schuman’s A Question of Taste for Glimmerglass Opera. She has appeared with New York City Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Lake George Opera, and Lyric Opera Cleveland.

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