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The Ariel’s 2018 Black History Celebration

Sunday, February 11, 2018
at 2:00 p.m.

3rd Floor Ariel Chamber Theatre

Free admission ~ donations accepted.

The Ohio Valley Symphony Woodwind Quintet will perform music of African American composers including that of William Grant Still.

Everyone welcome!

This is a free event!

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METHENEY: A Night of Country

170310 MetheneySaturday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.

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The historic Ariel Opera House is pleased to present METHENEY: A Night of Country with guest Chris Keesey.

The Southeastern Ohio favorite METHENEY is known by many for its radio hit Drunk on Memories and others.  Metheney has played at the CMA fest in Nashville and has opened across the tri-state for nationally recognized recording artists.

Vocalist, singer and songwriter Matt Metheney is joined by Keith McGrath, lead and rhythm guitar and vocals, Dan Turrner, bass guitar, and Chris Johnson, drums. METHENEY has songs available on ITunes and Google Music.  Has played the CMA fest in Nashville, and opened for national recoding artiest all across the tri state. Visit METHENEY on Facebook 

Chris Keesey is a songwriter from the Appalachian Foothills of Southeastern Ohio. He writes music about growing up, growing old, living and loving in rural America. He draws songwriting influence from the greats of classic country and modern Americana to create songs and sounds based on the stories and raw truths of living in the country. Visit to learn more about Chris.

Reserved seat tickets are $10

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The Piano featuring Thomas Pandolfi, piano

180324 Pandolfi THUMB Rev EMarch 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

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American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally in the “Pops” genre, Thomas’ critically acclaimed performances of Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto in F (Gershwin), Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James Bond Concerto (Proctor) are immensely popular.

Among his engagements during the 2015-16 season, were as guest soloist with The National Philharmonic,

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Love Songs featuring Risa Renae Harman, soprano

180428 Risa THUMB NRev EApril 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

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American soprano Risa Renae Harman, as noted by The New York Times, “is that rare creature among singers, a really good recitalist.” A versatile singer who navigates a wide range of repertoire, she has appeared as soloist in Samuel Barber’s The Prayers of Kierkegaard at the Kennedy Center with The Washington Chorus, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with The Philadelphia Singers at the Kimmel Center and Alice Tully Hall, Handel’s Laudate pueri with The National Cathedral Choral Society, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate at the Kennedy Center, Verdi’s Requiem with The Oratorio Society of New Jersey, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 with The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, and solo recitals at the Brooklyn Library and the acclaimed Trinity Church.

Recent engagements for Miss Harman include

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An Evening with Dan Levenson

180508 Levenson Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.

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Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, & Stories of the Road

Dan is one of this year’s recipients of the coveted Arizona Master Artist Award grants from the Southwest Folklife Alliance for his lifetime of achievements in the tradition of Appalachian Old Time music.

A modern day troubadour in the truest sense of the word, Dan is a full time musician who travels the country with fiddle and banjo, singing songs and telling stories of the road, his musical journey and his Southern Appalachian roots.

Dan is native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He now makes his home in Tucson, Arizona year round when he is not on the road.

Reserved seat tickets $15 adults & $10 students.

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14th Annual Tri-County Gospel Sing

180519 Tri County Gospel May 19, 2018 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.

Featured guests and performers to be announced in 2018!

This 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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