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Matt Champlin, Maestro for a Moment Candidate

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Gallia County, be the next
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Maestro Candidate RAJESH RAJAN, M.D.

Rajesh Rajan, M.D., Maestro for a Moment Candidate

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Maestro Candidate BRETTON POWELL, M.D.

Bretton Powell, M.D. Maestro for a Moment Candidate

Bretton Powell, M.D.
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Welcome to the historic Ariel Opera House

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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Holiday Voices of Christmas!

181215 Voices Saturday, December 15, 2018
3:00 p.m.

FREE CONCERT!
Enjoy Christmas favorites and holiday standards featuring the Piano, Vocals & Strings students from the Violin Studio of Elaine Swinney, Voice & Piano Studio of Judith Cavendish, and Piano Studio of Barb White!

The annual Voices of Christmas is a favorite of both young and old!

This is a FREE concert, doors open at 2:30p.m.

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GAHS Band Concert

190307 GAHS Band Saturday, March 7, 2019
7:00 p.m.

FREE CONCERT!

Join the historic Ariel Opera House in welcoming the Blue Devil Marching Band from Gallia Academy High School.

This is a FREE concert, doors open at 6:30p.m.

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THE RED VIOLIN

190330 OVS ConcertMarch 30, 2019
at 7:30 p.m.

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Elizabeth Pitcairn asked if she could come back to perform on our 30th Anniversary concert March 30th, and of course we said a resounding Yes! She will bring her infamous Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius and will be joined by Maestro Miriam Burns on the podium for a wonderful evening of beautiful music you won’t soon forget.

Conductor Miriam Burns

Miriam Burns was on staff with the New York Philharmonic as one of their Cover Conductors from 1999-2007, having been appointed by Kurt Masur as a result of a competitive audition by-invitation-only. In this capacity, she accompanied the orchestra on tour to the Far East as the tour Assistant Conductor to then new Music Director, Lorin Maazel, and for eight years was entrusted as an assistant conductor on call for countless specific, fully prepared programs under many guest conductors of international repute.

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SPRING STRINGS

190427 OVS Concert April 27, 2019
at 7:30 p.m.

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To cap off the season Peter Stafford Wilson will conduct the rousing April 27th Spring Strings concert. Soloist Tim Berens encouraged his friend, Grammy nominated American composer Frank Proto, to premiere his newly written double bass concerto in the acoustically superb Ariel Opera House. Frank was in agreement and decided to include Tim on guitar – giving you twice the pleasure at this April 27th concert! The first half of the concert will feature Frank’s music and the second half will feature Tim’s arrangements.

Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson

Now in his seventeenth season as Music Director of Ohio’s Springfield Symphony Orchestra, PETER STAFFORD WILSON is one of the most exciting and talked about conductors of his generation. Concurrently, he holds the post of Music Director of the Westerville Symphony. He also fulfills his seventh season as Principal Conductor of Tulsa Ballet, leading three productions, including the annual holiday performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, with choreography by Artistic Director Marcello Angelini.

Peter Stafford Wilson’s leadership of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra continues to elicit praise from the public, musicians and press. Its 2005 Agriculture and the Arts Growing Together brought international attention to the organization, as did the sequel, American Made: Celebrating Our Manufacturing Heritage, which premiered in November 2007. The orchestra’s innovative series, “Night Lights,” has enjoyed steadily increasing sales and attendance. The recent endowment of the Music Director chair with gifts totaling one million dollars is further testimony to the community’s expanding support. Mr. Wilson and the SSO are the recipients of a 2009-2010 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.

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15th Annual Tri-County Gospel Sing

190518 Tri County GospelMay 18, 2019 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.

The 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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2018-19 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

2018-19 OVS SeasonOn Sale Now!

In 1987 Lora Lynn Snow had a vision to form a professional orchestra and invited her friend and colleague Ray Fowler to be the Music Director. Over the years they created a wonderful organization that has stood the test of time and the OVS is now entering our 29th season. Though Maestro Fowler moves to Director Emeritus following his retirement at the close of this season, the symphony will continue bringing outstanding live professional performances to the southeastern Ohio region.

The 2018-19 Season will see on the Ariel stage five exciting maestros conducting The 29 yearsOhio Valley Symphony and featured soloists for each of the subscription concerts.

In addition to The Ohio Valley Symphony’s regular subscription season, we will be performing with folk singer Michael Johnathon in the world premiere of his new televised show “The Songs of Rural America” to be recorded live on the stage of the Ariel Opera House! Subscibers who purchase tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event will receive a 10% discount off the regular price – just order the tickets on your subscription form and we’ll make sure you get your regular season seats for the concert if you return your order by May 31st!

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

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