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2016-17 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

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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.


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David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra

160910 OVS David KimSeptember 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

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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 2015-16 season includes teaching/performance residencies at Oberlin College, Bob Jones University, and The Boston Conservatory of Music, continued appearances as concertmaster of the All-Star Orchestra on PBS stations across the USA and online at the Kahn Academy; recitals, speaking engagements, and appearances with orchestras across the United States; multiple solo performances with the The Philadelphia Orchestra including the Brahms Double Concerto, the Beethoven Triple Concerto, and a New Year’s Eve performance of the Meditation from Thais with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting; and the launching of the first annual David Kim Orchestral Institute of Cairn University in Philadelphia where he is also a Professor of Violin Studies.

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153rd Emancipation Day Celebration

160916 Emancipation Day CelebrationFriday, September 16, 2016
6:00 pm – Homecoming Reception, 2nd Floor
7:00 pm – Featured Performance, Auditorium

Free Admission

The Gallia County Emancipation Board will honor and dedicate the 2016 Homecoming Reception and Concert in memory of Board Member and Area Philanthropist George “Ray” McKinniss who passed away December 2015. The 2016 Homecoming Reception and Concert will be held Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Ariel-Dater Hall 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 reported to be one of the longest continuous running celebrations of the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States.

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Bring Your Friends Concert! Ariel Children’s Chorus

161009 ACCOctober 9, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Ariel Chamber Theatre

Free Concert

The Historic Ariel Theatre presents The Ariel Children’s Chorus Concert under the direction of Judith Cavendish with accompanist Barb White. Join us for this free concert which will also feature students of piano and voice.

Admission is free ~ donations accepted at the door.

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2016 River Recreation Scholarship Pageant

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Saturday June 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm
River Recreation Scholarship Pageant

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Note: One accompanying-adult ticket will be provided free for Little Miss and Little Mister contestants. Please call the box office to make reservation.
VIP-Individual Ticket $15; VIP-Child under 12 $10
Individual Ticket $10; Child under 12 $5

Join the historic Ariel-Dater Hall in welcoming the 2016 River Recreation Scholarship Pageant to our stage.  The evening will feature contestants for Queen, Jr. Queen, and Little Miss and Little Mister River Recreation.  To The Pointe Dance Studio will also perform.

Scholarships for this year’s pageant are being provided by River City Outdoor Advertising, The University of Rio Grande, and Westbanco.

For more information about the pageant entry,
contact Queen Pageant Chairperson Jamie Pratt at 740-339-2710.

Be sure to visit the local Gallipolis area sponsors to this fantastic community event! They include:
Mane Designers Salon & Spa • Floral Fashions • Gallipolis Career College
Halfelts Mill Outlet • Image Gallery • Gary Jarvis CPA
Jr. Womens Club • Kiwanis Club • Baskets Delight • The Beauty Bar

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