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Scheherazade, The Ohio Valley Symphony

171104 OVS Sher THUMB Rev ENovember 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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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 the error of his ways and repudiated his bloody vow and spared her life. This hugely popular piece has been used for ballets, numerous figure skater’s routines, given lyrics for use as popular vocal selections and been performed and recorded by orchestras the world over.

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Francesco Attesti, The Goldberg Variations

171107 RoteryNovember 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

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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 Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer.

Francesco Attesti (Cortona, June 6, 1975) is an Italian pianist of international acclaim. Among his generation of musicians, he is considered one of the finest interpreters of the Romantic and early Twentieth Century Repertoire.

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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 bJim Daileyy 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, Hilliard, OH, Steve (Kathy) Mullins (Chillicothe, OH); 2 Grandchildren, Eric (Alexis) Goble, Michelle Goble and 5 step grandchildren: Matt Shinkle, Erik (Chelsea) Mullins, Sara Mullins, Jimmy Caudill, Meghan Caudill; 2 sisters: Sue (Philip) Miller and Sally (Brian) Lanier; his former wife, Juanita Evans and multiple other family members who loved him dearly.

Jim graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1952, where he played football, was active in many organizations and was later instrumental in the establishment of the Gallia Academy Alumni Association.

Jim attended both Ohio Wesleyan where he played football and was a member of the Beta Theta Pi and The Ohio State University before graduating from The Ohio State College of Dentistry in 1959.

Jim practiced as a dentist in Gallipolis until 1976.

Jim worked at the Ohio Valley Bank for 35 years, where he served as Director, President, CEO, Chairman and Director Emeritus of the Ohio Valley Bank Corp Board until his death.

Throughout his life he was active in many local organizations and passionately believed in “paying it forward”.
In his early years, Jim was an active member of the Lions Club, worked as an Ohio High School Football Referee, was instrumental in the establishment of the Gallipolis Midget League Football program, served on the Rio Grande College Community College Board of Directors and was an active Rio Grande Athletic Booster Club Member.

Throughout his life, Jim was an active supporter of both local and state-wide 4-H youth, where he was instrumental in establishing the Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Youth Scholarship program, which has provided educational financial assistance to countless local area students. He also served on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, was instrumental in the development of the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center located at The Ohio State University and in 1996, was inducted into the 4-H Youth Development Hall of Fame.

Jim was instrumental in the development of the Ariel Opera House, providing encouragement, support and raising funds for the restoration.

In 2003, he received the Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the Foundation of Appalachian, OH and in 2005 he received the Ohio State University Gerlach Development Volunteer Award.

Jim had a passion for his family, helping others, Ohio State University football and Ireland, his ancestral home which he visited several times.
He will always be remembered for his generosity to others, his candy cane cookies and for playing Santa Clause for his grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM. Saturday September 30, 2017 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Jamie Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

To make a donation in Memory of Jim Dailey, 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





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2017-18 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

17-18 OVS SeasonOn 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 quickly!  Spring 2018 brings pianist Thomas Pandolfi to the stage on March 24. We wrap up the season with the sweet sounds of “Love Songs” with soprano Risa Renea Harman on April 28th.

Order subscriptions now! Click the button above to enter the Etix payment portal to select your new season seats -or- you can use the Paypal to let us choose or renew your seats from last season. Just click the READ MORE button below to begin your order.

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Mendelssohn featuring David Kim, violin

170909 OVS Kim THUMB Rev ESeptember 9, 2017 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 2016-17 season include appearing as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on their summer tour of Asia; adjudicating at the Stulberg International String Competition; teaching/performance residencies at Bob Jones University, Grove City College, Messiah College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music;

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154th Emancipation Day Celebration

170915 Emancipationn CelebrationFriday, September 15, 2017
6:00 pm – Homecoming Reception, 2nd Floor
7:00 pm – Featured Performance, Auditorium

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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 reported to be one of the longest continuous running celebrations of the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States.

Historically, the celebration originally was always celebrated on the 22nd of September. This coincided with President Lincoln’s historic signing of the Emancipation Proclamation which declared slaves “thenceforth and forever more free.” It was conducted in a religious atmosphere. Activities & games such as baseball, sack racing, hog calling and greasy pole climbing were included to stimulate the interest and maintain enthusiasm. Bands, famous orators, politicians, parades, dance and queen contests were also included in the celebration.

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