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Maestro Candidate Basher Atai

Bashar Atai Maestro for a Moment Candidate

Dr. Bashar Atai
Maestro for a Moment
Candidate

Thank you! to candidate Dr. Bashar Atai, Holzer Health Systems, who helped to make this year's Maestro for a Moment Fundraiser a spectacular one!
There's still time to make a tax-deductable donation
before the end of the year!

MAESTRO TIMOTHY CROUCH

Timothy Crouch Maestro for a Moment Candidate

Dr. Timothy Crouch
Maestro for a Moment
Candidate

Pleasant Valley Hospital's "Maestro"
Dr. Timothy Crouch
performed his Maestro for a Moment duties with impeccable flair! (AND played the accordian and piano!)
There's still time to make a tax-deductable donation
before the end of the year!

Maestro Candidate Matt Easter

Mayor Matt Easter Maestro for a Moment Candidate

Mayor Matt Easter
Maestro for a Moment
Candidate

Thank you! to candidate Mayor Matt Easter, Mayor Extraordinaire of Rio Grande, who helped to make this year's Maestro for a Moment Fundraiser a spectacular one!
There's still time to make a tax-deductable donation
before the end of the year!

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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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2016 Ariel Façade Updates

December 11, 2016 Gallipolis, OH


The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre installed a new sign on November 21 to take it a step closer to its original opulence. According to the Ariel’s Executive Director Lora Lynn Snow, the new sign pays homage to the theatre’s origination as the Ariel Opera House and reflect the coexistence of The Ohio Valley Symphony, the Ariel’s resident professional orchestra.

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2016-17 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

16-17 Season PosterPurchase Concert Tickets

Join The Ohio Valley Symphony for the 27th 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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27th Annual Brittany’s Prom Style Review

170122 27th-PromSunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Brittany’s 27th Annual Prom Style Review

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Join the historic Ariel Theatre in welcoming Brittany’s Fashions and students from area high schools to the main stage. The audience is in for a treat!

All proceeds of this spectacular event benefit the continuing restoration of the historic Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre. Brittany’s owner Kay Hardway is excited to again showcase teens from 8 area high schools modeling the new 2016 prom styles.

 

Get your tickets early!

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JUDY! Garland, Joan Ellison, Vocalist

170325 OVS Joan EllisonMarch 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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Joan Ellison has been praised for her “vocal prowess….[and] organic grasp of the classic songs” by Michael Feinstein, and “possess[ing] a crystalline voice that never stops” (Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer). She has been performing Garland tunes with symphony orchestras and in theaters for several years, but the 2016 TheatreZone (Naples, Florida) production of The Boy From Oz marked the first time she had ever actually played Judy.

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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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13th Annual Tri-County Gospel Sing

170520-tri-county-gospel-thumbMay 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.

A full lineup of featured guests will be announced soon!

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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Jessie Cooper Memorial Fund

Jessie E. Cooper
1942-2014
Jessie E. Cooper, artist, entrepreneur, realtor, Interior Designer, world traveler and businesswoman, believed in the importance of beauty in our lives.
Click here to learn more about Jessie.

The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Cultural & Performing Arts Centre and The Ohio Valley Symphony are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, Federal Tax ID# 31-1273779

Marion Ford Memorial Fund

Marion Ford
Many Gallipolis residents remember studying piano with an extraordinarily gifted pianist, Marion Ford. Marion was a longtime resident of Gallipolis who touched many lives through music. It was her wish to continue reaching out to the community by setting up a memorial fund to carry on this joy of music and music education.
Click here to learn more about Marion.

The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Cultural & Performing Arts Centre and The Ohio Valley Symphony are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, Federal Tax ID# 31-1273779

Become a Sponsor of The Ohio Valley Symphony!

Your donation will be used to continue the programming of Southeastern Ohio's only professional Orchestra!
If desired, your name will be included in concert programs for the 2016-17 OVS Season. Levels of support are:
Friends, $50-99
Good Friends, $100-299
Note-ables, $250-499
Principals, $500-749
Concertmaster, $750-999
Bronze Baton, $1000-1999
Silver Baton, $2000-2999
Gold Baton, $3000-3999
Platinum Baton, $4000-4999
Maestro, $5000 and up