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Welcome to the historic Ariel Opera House

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Ariel Featured, Ariel News | Comments Off on Welcome to the historic Ariel Opera House

Welcome to the historic Ariel Opera House

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

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2017-18 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on 2017-18 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

2017-18 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

On Sale Now! Join The Ohio Valley Symphony for the 28th Season featuring 5 exciting concerts in our home, the historic Ariel Opera House. The season kicks off with featured soloist, violinist David Kim on September 9. The Ariel will be filled with the exciting sounds of The Ohio Valley Symphony presenting Scherheraze on November 4th.  Get ready for the holidays with the ever popular and ever favorite The “Christmas Show” on December 2nd! Be sure to order extra tickets for your friends and family — this one sells out...

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Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN

Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN

Friday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. & Saturday June 17 at 7:00 p.m. Purchase Tickets The historic Ariel Opera House presents the Ariel Players in The Music Man. The Music Man is the classic musical written by Meredith Willson and is loosely based on his small town upbringing. Con man Harold Hill comes to Iowa in 1912 to sell band instruments and uniforms to the unsuspecting residents of River City. Marion, the librarian and piano teacher, sees right through him but eventually falls for his charms when he helps her younger brother overcome his...

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The Ariel’s Summer Tuba-Time!

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The Ariel’s Summer Tuba-Time!

Monday, July 3, 2017 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 ($15 incl. tax) at rehearsal. Monday, July 3, 2017 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...

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DREW HASTINGS- Comedian, Mayor, Farmer & Author

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Archived Events | Comments Off on DREW HASTINGS- Comedian, Mayor, Farmer & Author

DREW HASTINGS- Comedian, Mayor, Farmer & Author

Friday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. Purchase Tickets Join the Ariel Opera House in welcoming the most unlikely farmer and Mayor you’ve ever met, Drew Hastings. As a Comedian, Drew Hastings has been a well-known standup for 20-plus years with television comedy specials, Tonight Show appearances, and a regular favorite on the National Bob & Tom Radio Show.  As a Farmer. A lifelong, loft living, city dweller, he left Los Angeles at age 50 to take up farming in rural Ohio which he describes as “Farmageddon”.  As Mayor: he was just...

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Mendelssohn featuring David Kim, violin

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on Mendelssohn featuring David Kim, violin

Mendelssohn featuring David Kim, violin

September 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now! 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...

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154th Emancipation Day Celebration

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on 154th Emancipation Day Celebration

154th Emancipation Day Celebration

Friday, September 15, 2017 6:00 pm – Homecoming Reception, 2nd Floor 7:00 pm – Featured Performance, Auditorium Free Admission-No Ticket Necessary The 2017 Homecoming Reception and Concert will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 at the historic Ariel Opera House located at 426 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio beginning at 6:00 pm. History of the Annual Emancipation Day The Emancipation Proclamation has been celebrated and observed in Gallia County, Ohio continuously since 1863. The Gallia County Emancipation Day Celebration is...

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Scheherazade, The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on Scheherazade, The Ohio Valley Symphony

Scheherazade, The Ohio Valley Symphony

November 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now! 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...

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The Christmas Show! The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on The Christmas Show! The Ohio Valley Symphony

The Christmas Show! The Ohio Valley Symphony

December 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now! 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...

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Ariel’s Merry Tubachristmas!

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on Ariel’s Merry Tubachristmas!

Ariel’s Merry Tubachristmas!

Join the fun at the ARIEL’S MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS! December 9, 2017 Concert starts at 2 pm! FREE CONCERT! MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS is celebrating its 44th Anniversary (1974-2016). Created by Harvey Phillips, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2017 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!...

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