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Variations of Simple Gifts by Tim Berens

The Ohio Valley Symphony
Tim Berens, conductor
October 6, 2018
Filmed live at the Ariel Opera House
Gallipolis, Ohio

Stars & Stripes

The Ohio Valley Symphony
Tim Berens, conductor
October 6, 2018
Filmed live at the Ariel Opera House
Gallipolis, Ohio

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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 of The Ohio Valley Symphony, in the heart of Gallipolis, Ohio. Explore our website for upcoming performances and events, lessons, directions, and history! Be sure to contact the Ariel Opera House Box Office at 740-446-ARTS (2787) if you have any questions or if we may help you in planning your next visit to Gallipolis.

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SUNDAY SOUNDS with Jonathan Hawkins

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“Musical and Folk Traditions Through the Ages”

Sunday, December 1, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Ariel Chamber Theatre

Free Concert, No Ticket Required

The historic Ariel Opera House presents Sunday Sounds with guitarist Jonathan Hawkins performing a unique blend of musical traditions of the Americas, Spain, Brazil, Malawi, and more. Join us for this free Sunday afternoon concert to be held in the 3rd floor Ariel Chamber Theatre. ADA accessible.

Jonathan Hawkins is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, composer/arranger, and producer.  He has toured internationally as a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with Broadway productions, as a soloist under the stage name Little Lawnmowers, and as a member of bands ranging from Electronic/EDM to traditional/old-time and jazz.  Outside of performing, Jonathan stays busy arranging and composing for commission, theatrical productions, and studio albums.

If you are interested in keeping up with Jonathan, visit www.hawkinssounds.com, or check out his touring folk/roots/world music act, Little Lawnmowers (www.LittleLawnmowers.com)

Admission is free ~ donations accepted at the door.

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THE CHRISTMAS SHOW!

191207 PosterDecember 7, 2019
at 7:30 p.m.

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Last year’s sold out Christmas Show! concert under the baton of Maestro Steven Huang made it clear that this is one of your favorites. Get your tickets early to this December 7th concert and make sure you don’t miss out! And if you have ever had a secret desire to lift the baton and bring out beautiful music, you too could be a Maestro For A Moment at this annual symphony fundraiser. Contact us to be a part of this fun and wonderful event.

Conductor Steven Huang

Maestro Steven Huang has conducted orchestras and operas across the country and throughout the world. At the age of twenty-one, he served as Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard University, where he received his undergraduate degree. While at Harvard, Mr. Huang also directed the Lowell House Opera (the oldest continuously running opera company in New England), in a critically acclaimed production of Kurt Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

Mr. Huang has worked with musicians around the world, including California, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio, Haiti, and Romania. He has held the position of Music Director of the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Central Illinois Youth Symphony, the Gilbert and Sullivan Players of Chicago, and the Bradley University Orchestra. In America, he has guest conducted professional ensembles such as the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Shore Symphony (IL), and the Four Seasons Symphony (CA).

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Ariel’s Merry Tubachristmas!

191214 TubachristmasJoin the fun at the ARIEL’S MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!
December 14, 2019
at 2 pm
FREE CONCERT!

MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS is celebrating its 46th Anniversary (1974-2019). Created by Harvey Phillips, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2019 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 into our hall and experience the event. No tickets are necessary. 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.

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Join in the Fun and PLAY ALONG!
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Bring your Tuba, Baritone, Euphonium, or other big brass buddy and join in the fun at the Ariel Theatre! Participants pay  $10 to participate, and there are lots of souvenirs and books available! Register at the door, or save time and Pre-Register here!

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

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A DELIGHTFUL DIVA’S CHRISTMAS starring Geena Jeffries Mattox

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Saturday
December 21, 2019
at 7:30 p.m.

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Come on, Ring those bells and step into the holiday spirit with a Delightful Diva’s Christmas.  Take a sleigh ride down 42nd Street with some familiar show tunes, then pop into the Metropolitan Opera for a taste of Diva and finish up with several of your favorite Christmas delights.  No better way to sprinkle the season with true meaning and joyful glee.

Ms. Jeffries-Mattox recently relocated to the tri-state area after more than two decades of performing throughout the United States and Europe.  Credits include, featured Soprano Soloist – Carnegie Hall – Conducted by John Rutter; Featured Soprano Soloist – Colorado Symphony Orchestra; leading roles with Tulsa Opera, Opera Colorado, Chicago Light Opera; Featured Soprano soloist for ESPN’s ESPY Awards at Radio City Music Hall; Winner of Bel Canto Competition, San Francisco Opera Competition and Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Semi-Finalist.  Ms. Mattox made her Broadway Debut at the Majestic Theater as Carlotta in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, The Phantom of the Opera.  She later originated the role of Carlotta in Las Vegas Phantom of the Opera, A Las Vegas Spectacular.  She is pleased to be sharing the stage with the magnificent piano virtuosity of Mark Parsons-Justice, the gorgeous tone and commanding styling of guitarist Jonathan Hawkins along with the beautiful clarity and innocence of vocalist, Emily Mattox.

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Gift Certificates Available!

An Ariel Opera House Gift Certificate is the perfect way to share the music – and at the same time give support to the arts in your community! Gift certificates can be for specific dollar values or even for “a year of lessons”!* Purchase a Season Subscription to The Ohio Valley Symphony’s upcoming 2020-2021 concert season – or just purchase a gift for an upcoming show!

Call the Box Office today at 740-446-ARTS!

*Purchase your certificate before December 15th to have it mailed to the recipient in time for Christmas or stop by and pick it up. Gift Certificates may be used for Ariel Opera House presented concerts, events, and merchandise. Gift Certificates may not be accepted for concert and events presented by others.

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THE ROMANTIC CELLO

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at 7:30 p.m.

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Ilya Finkelshteyn, principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, will perform Dvorak’s lush Concerto for Cello on March 21st with Maestro Keitaro Harada on the podium. Also, to stir your soul on the Romantic Cello program, is Brahms’ much loved Symphony No. 2. Love is definitely in the air!

Conductor Keitaro Harada

Conductor Keitaro Harada continues to be recognized at the highest levels for his artistic abilities and passion for musical excellence. As a three-time recipient of The Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award (2014, 2015, 2016), Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview (2013), the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood Music Festival, a student of Lorin Maazel at Castleton Festival and Fabio Luisi at Pacific Music Festival, Harada’s credentials are exemplary.

In his third season as Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops, Harada regularly assists Music Director Louis Langrée and conducts the CSO, POPS, and World Piano Competition, and assists James Conlon and Juanjo Mena for the May Festival. Keitaro also holds the position of Associate Conductor of the Arizona Opera.

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APPALACHIAN SPRING

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at 7:30 p.m.

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What’s better than one horn soloist? How about 4 of them! The entire horn section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Erik Ralske, Hugo Valverde, Javier Gandara and Barbara Jöstlein Currie, is coming to the Ariel stage to perform the magnificent Schumann Konzertstück for 4 Horns on April 25th. I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say you will be blown away! The OVS will also play one of my personal favorites, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

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 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.

Now in her eighth season as Music Director and Conductor of the Tysons McLean Orchestra (VA), Ms. Burns continues as Music Director of The Orchestra of the Redeemer in New York City since 1995. Recent prior Music Directorships include the Tallahassee Symphony, the Kenosha Symphony and the Lawton Philharmonic.

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Jewell Victoria Evans Memorial Donation

Jewell Evans was half of the Bob Evans business dynasty, creating recipes and providing her expertise in developing the restaurant chain that grew to include restaurants all up and down the east coast – all while raising a family of six children.  It all started with Jewell’s recipe for Springfield Farm Sausage, as it was called for the first year and a half of their business.

Jewell loved music and she and Bob were part of the original Ariel Board of Directors formed in the late 1980s.  Jewell and Bob lent their name and support to the fledgling organization that was created to become the home for The Ohio Valley Symphony, a new professional orchestra in Southeastern Ohio.  Jewell rarely missed an Ohio Valley Symphony concert and loved talking about the performance at length afterwards.  She recognized that music can elevate one’s soul in a way nothing else can, and her perennially upbeat mood and positive thinking mirrored what we work towards at the Ariel Opera House.  One could never leave Jewell’s presence without being uplifted.  She was the personification of her name and we will always treasure her time with us.  We will miss her, but recognize how blessed we are to have had the chance to know her.

Jewell’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made
in her memory to The Ohio Valley Symphony.
To make a donation in Memory of Jewell Victoria Evans, please click on the button below.
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



Visit the McCoy-Moore Funeral Homes, Inc. website for obituary.
Visit The Gallipolis Daily Tribune for an article celebrating the life of Jewell Evans.

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2019-20 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

19-20 NEW SeasonNew Subscribers Buy Here Now!

New subscribers click the purple button to purchase your season subscription or call the Box Office at 740-446-ARTS (2787).  Existing subscribers who wish to keep their current seats call the Box Office to order!

Who would have thought back in 1989 when we had our first Ohio Valley Symphony concert on a bare stage with the audience on folding chairs and no heat, that such a powerhouse could come from that inauspicious beginning and grow and move forward to us now celebrating our 30th season as the only professional symphony orchestra in Ohio River valley, attracting world class musicians and globe trotting conductors? But we did! And we have a spectacular 30th season planned for you!

The 2019-20 Season will see on the Ariel stage three exciting maestros conducting The Ohio Valley Symphony in 6-concerts featuring world class soloists.

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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