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Ariel Opera House COVID-19 Statement

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Ariel News | Comments Off on Ariel Opera House COVID-19 Statement

Following the order of the Governor of the State of Ohio, the Ariel Opera House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Virtual music lessons will be available via the Ariel Academy.  Watch this page for updates!

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Welcome to the historic Ariel Opera House

Posted by on Nov 29, 2020 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 of The Ohio Valley Symphony, in the heart of Gallipolis, Ohio. Explore our website for upcoming performances and events, lessons, directions, and history! Be sure to contact the Ariel Opera House Box Office at 740-446-ARTS (2787) if you have any questions or if we may help you in planning your next visit to Gallipolis.

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A Virtual Ariel Merry Tubachristmas!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2020 in Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on A Virtual Ariel Merry Tubachristmas!

A Virtual Ariel Merry Tubachristmas!

 Enjoy the low brass sounds of the Ariel’s Merry Tubachristmas! This annual event has brought together tuba and euphonium players from across Ohio and West Virginia, young and old, beginners and experts! The Ariel’s Merry TubaChristmas is a part of a nationwide celebration of low brass music created by Harvey Phillips. In this most unusual year of 2020 when we cannot gather in person, we are presenting a virtual Merry TubaChristmas for your holiday delight. Harvey Phillips was inspired to create TubaChristmas as an annual event...

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A Video History of the Ariel Opera House

Posted by on Nov 27, 2020 in Ariel Featured, Ariel News | Comments Off on A Video History of the Ariel Opera House

A Video History of the Ariel Opera House

 Watch the history of the Ariel Opera House unfold – from it’s opening on Christmas Day 1895 to the present.  Narrated by the founder and Executive Director Lora Lynn Snow. [Transcript] Lora Lynn Snow:  “Welcome to the historic Ariel Opera House in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio. The Ariel was built in 1895 by the Ariel Oddfellows lodge. It was a fairly typical 19th century Appalachian Opera House with retail space on the front sidewalk and the theatre portion in the back with a banquet room on the second floor and their lodge...

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Ariel Academy Online Music Lessons

Posted by on Nov 26, 2020 in Ariel Featured, Ariel News | Comments Off on Ariel Academy Online Music Lessons

Ariel Academy Online Music Lessons

The Ariel Academy is designed to help you find a teacher to guide you through your musical journeys. Whether you need to find a piano teacher for your first grader or are a professional taking orchestral auditions, a college student needing help with music theory or an aspiring composer needing guidance, you can set up one or more lessons with one of The Ohio Valley Symphony’s musicians. Now is your opportunity to study music digitally right from the comfort of your own home with professional musicians who have a solid background of education...

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Ohio Arts Council Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winner

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Ariel News, Events | Comments Off on Ohio Arts Council Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winner

ARTS ADMINISTRATION Lora Snow, Executive Director at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre, Home of the Ohio Valley Symphony Gallipolis Lora Lynn Snow is the founder and executive director of the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in Gallipolis, home of the Ohio Valley Symphony. Lora, an oboist, was inspired in 1987 to form a professional orchestra in Gallia County and recognized the amazing acoustics in the long-neglected 1895 Ariel Opera House that had been abandoned for 25 years. Lora spearheaded the restoration and...

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Gift Certificates Available!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2020 in Ariel News | Comments Off on Gift Certificates Available!

An Ariel Opera House Gift Certificate is the perfect way to share the music – and at the same time give support to the arts in your community! Gift certificates can be for specific dollar values or even for “a year of lessons”!* Purchase a Season Subscription to The Ohio Valley Symphony’s upcoming 2020-2021 concert season – or just purchase a gift for an upcoming show! Call the Box Office today at 740-446-ARTS! *Purchase your certificate before December 15th to have it mailed to the recipient in time for...

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APPALACHIAN SPRING

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Archived Events | Comments Off on APPALACHIAN SPRING

APPALACHIAN SPRING

POSTPONED Date to be determined at 7:30 p.m. On Sale Soon What’s better than one horn soloist? How about 4 of them! The entire horn section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Erik Ralske, Hugo Valverde, Javier Gandara and Barbara Jöstlein Currie, is coming to the Ariel stage to perform the magnificent Schumann Konzertstück for 4 Horns on April 25th. I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say you will be blown away! The OVS will also play one of my personal favorites, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Conductor Miriam Burns Miriam Burns...

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THE ROMANTIC CELLO

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Archived Events | Comments Off on THE ROMANTIC CELLO

THE ROMANTIC CELLO

Rescheduled from an earlier date June 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets for the March 21, 2020 concert will be honored. Purchase Tickets Now Ilya Finkelshteyn, principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, will perform Dvorak’s lush Concerto for Cello on June 27th with Maestro Keitaro Harada on the podium. Also, to stir your soul on the Romantic Cello program, is Brahms’ much loved Symphony No. 2. Love is definitely in the air! Conductor Keitaro Harada Conductor Keitaro Harada continues to be recognized at the highest levels for his...

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Postponed – RVHS Drama Club’s ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Postponed – RVHS Drama Club’s ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Postponed – RVHS Drama Club’s ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Postponed – New Date To Be Determined at 7:30 p.m. Tickets previously purchased for this event will be honored on the new date. Purchase your tickets online. Purchase Tickets Now The River Valley High School Drama Department is incredibly excited to present Arsenic and Old Lace, the classic comedy featuring two sweet, old sisters who happen to spike the wine they serve with poison. With nearly 30 students involved in this production, this show is truly a group effort that incorporates the various high school disciplines and support from...

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