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Welcome to the historic Ariel Opera House

Posted by on Aug 29, 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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James Lee Dailey Memorial

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James Lee Dailey Memorial

Born September 5, 1934 in Gallipolis, OH to the late Harold Elmer and Edna Lee McKean Dailey. He had one brother William Dailey, who preceded him in death. He later lived in Hilliard and Russell’s Point/Indian Lake, OH. After a short illness, he passed away peacefully on September 21, 2017 surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Becky Dailey, Hilliard, OH; 2 daughters: Mandy Goble (Robert), Bellefontaine, OH, Jane Dailey, New Albany, Indiana; 2 stepchildren: Debbie (Steve) Caudill,...

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2017-18 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Archived 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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Mendelssohn featuring David Kim, violin

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Archived 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 Aug 26, 2017 in Archived 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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Squire Parsons Gospel Music

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Squire Parsons Gospel Music

Squire Parsons Gospel Music

Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. FREE – No tickets necessary JOY 990 AM Radio is pleased to present gospel artist Squire Parsons. Squire Parsons, a native of West Virginia was raised in a Christian home and was introduced to gospel music by his parents. His father, Squire Parsons, Sr., was a choir director in their home church and taught shaped note gospel music. Squire has served as interim music director, church soloist, elementary school music teacher, high school band director and in 1975 he became the baritone singer for the...

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Carl Michael Magic & Illusion

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on Carl Michael Magic & Illusion

Carl Michael Magic & Illusion

Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m. Purchase Tickets The art of magic is making the impossible possible. To bring the audience out of their everyday world and connect them to what lies beyond. Surprise, shock and astonishment are simply the means to a greater goal: to awaken the sense of mystery and awe that lies dormant in all of us. For millennia, the secrecy, inexplicably and mystery of magic and illusion have enraptured mankind, tapping into the primal human yearning to pierce the veil of reality. In every...

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Scheherazade, The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Aug 22, 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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Francesco Attesti, The Goldberg Variations

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on Francesco Attesti, The Goldberg Variations

Francesco Attesti, The Goldberg Variations

November 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now! The Rotary Clubs of Gallipolis, Ohio and Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia are please to present Italian pianist Francesco Attesti on the stage of the historic Ariel Opera House were he will perform The Goldberg Variations BWV 988. The Goldberg Variations is a work written by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. The Variations are named after Johann...

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The Christmas Show! The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Aug 21, 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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