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2018-19 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

2018-19 OVS SeasonOn Sale Now!

In 1987 Lora Lynn Snow had a vision to form a professional orchestra and invited her friend and colleague Ray Fowler to be the Music Director. Over the years they created a wonderful organization that has stood the test of time and the OVS is now entering our 29th season. Though Maestro Fowler moves to Director Emeritus following his retirement at the close of this season, the symphony will continue bringing outstanding live professional performances to the southeastern Ohio region.

The 2018-19 Season will see on the Ariel stage five exciting maestros conducting The 29 yearsOhio Valley Symphony and featured soloists for each of the subscription concerts.

In addition to The Ohio Valley Symphony’s regular subscription season, we will be performing with folk singer Michael Johnathon in the world premiere of his new televised show “The Songs of Rural America” to be recorded live on the stage of the Ariel Opera House! Subscibers who purchase tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event will receive a 10% discount off the regular price – just order the tickets on your subscription form and we’ll make sure you get your regular season seats for the concert if you return your order by May 31st!

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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14th Annual Tri-County Gospel Sing

180519 Tri County GospelMay 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.

West Virginia Couriers • Randy Parsons
Victory River Quartet • Singing Shafers
Karen Polcyn • Rick & Ginny Towe
New Covenant • Mike Cadle
New Creation • Vicki Moore
Brian’s Family Connection • The Dollys
Lisa Browning • The Neal Family
Ricky & Marie Alley • New Salvation
And more!

This year Old Hymns of the Church will be featured!

The 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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Ariel’s Piano, Voice, & String Spring Fling

Sunday, June 3, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Ariel Chamber Theatre

Free Concert, No Ticket Required

The historic Ariel Opera House presents a recital featuring Piano and Voice students of Judith Cavendish and String students of Elaine Swinney. Join us for this free Sunday afternoon concert to be held in the 3rd floor Ariel Chamber Theatre.

For more information about Piano and Voice lessons offered at the Ariel, please visit this link.

For more information about Violin and Viola lessons offered at the Ariel, please visit this link.

Admission is free ~ donations accepted at the door.

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The Ariel Singers at Chautauqua! TRY-OUTS

180614 ASingers


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Singers of all ages can come join the fun! Tryouts will be held at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre on April 19th at 7:00 p.m.  Rehearsal schedule will be each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. until the concert.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:30pm
FREE CONCERT! – 6:30 p.m. at the City Park
No tickets required.
A fun time to be had by all! Join us at the 2018 Chautauqua in Gallipolis City Park to celebrate history with the joyful sounds of The Ariel Singers!

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The Ariel’s Summer Tuba-Time at Chautauqua

180616 Summer TubatimeSaturday, June 16, 2018 at 4:00pm
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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.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6:30pm
FREE CONCERT! – 6:30 p.m. at the City Park
No tickets required.
A fun time to be had by all! Join us at the 2018 Chautauqua in Gallipolis City Park to celebrate history with the joyful sounds of the Ariel’s Summer Tuba-Time!

Summer Tuba-Time concerts are presented with permission from the Harvey Phillips Foundation, Inc.

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THE EMPEROR

September 8, 2018
at 7:30 p.m.

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Tim Berens has graced our stage several times as an OVS soloist, but on September 8th he shows us another facet of his talents as he returns to conduct a fabulous all-Beethoven program. He brings with him colleague Michael Chertock to spark some fireworks with The Emperor piano concerto.

Guitarist, arranger, conductor Tim Berens

Tim Berens’s multi-faceted career gives testament to his lifelong quest to learn, perform and write music. So far, his venture has led him through the worlds of classical guitar, jazz guitar, orchestral guitar, arranging, orchestration, composition, and conducting.

During his years as the guitarist for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Tim played guitar, banjo, mandolin and bouzouki on concerts, recordings, television programs, and tours. Beginning in the late 1990’s, Tim began arranging for the CPO, eventually becoming the orchestra’s principal arranger.

Tim’s arrangements caught the ears of others and he began receiving commissions from many leading conductors and major orchestras. His arrangements are performed hundreds of times per year by orchestras throughout the United States and abroad, in venues from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center to the Hollywood Bowl. Tim’s arrangements receive praise from conductors, musicians, librarians, management, and listeners.

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