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Welcome to the historic Ariel Opera House

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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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2022-23 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

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2022-23 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

New Subscribers Buy Here Now! New subscribers click the purple button to purchase your season subscription or call the Box Office at 740-446-ARTS (2787).  Existing subscribers who wish to keep their current seats call the Box Office to order! Welcome our 33rd season and one of the most diverse ever planned!  We kick things off Around the Campfire on September 24th.  Then on November 5th the dulcet sounds of Oboes on the Ohio will once again flow through the Ariel. Is there any Christmas music more beloved than the Nutcracker? On December 3rd...

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Around the Campfire, The Ohio Valley Symphony

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Around the Campfire, The Ohio Valley Symphony

September 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now We kick things off Around the Campfire with the American Pops Orchestra founder and conductor Luke Frazier.  On September 24th Luke is joined by vocalist Hilary Morrow, pianist Jacqueline Schwab and guitarist David Sanders and providing The Ohio Valley Symphony with several world premiere selections as well as music of Copland, Mussorgsky and MacDowell.     Luke Frazier, conductor Luke Frazier believes that the future of orchestral music is breaking down barriers between...

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Oboes on the Ohio, The Ohio Valley Symphony

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Oboes on the Ohio, The Ohio Valley Symphony

November 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now On November 5th the dulcet sounds of the Cincinnati Symphony’s principal oboist, Dwight Parry will be heard on a North American premiere of Carl Vine’s Oboe Concerto with Cincinnati Symphony’s Associate Conductor, François López-Ferrer, on the podium.  The concert also features music by Ravel, Debussy and Poulenc.     François López-Ferrer, conductor François López-Ferrer is the assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival.  He provides artistic support...

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The Christmas Show! The Ohio Valley Symphony

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The Christmas Show! The Ohio Valley Symphony

December 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now Is there any Christmas music more beloved than the Nutcracker? On December 3rd hear the suite in its entirety along with other holiday songs of the season such as Silver Bells, Feliz Navidad, Frosty the Snowman and more under the baton of Steven Huang on December 3rd.  Join in the fun with our annual Maestro for a Moment competition.     Steven Huang, conductor Maestro Steven Huang is thrilled to return to Southeastern Ohio to the podium of The Ohio Valley Symphony.  He has...

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April Foolishness, The Ohio Valley Symphony

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April Foolishness, The Ohio Valley Symphony

April 1, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now We all need a bit of levity in our lives and April 1st is the perfect time for it.  Maestro Peter Stafford Wilson will lead the OVS in an evening of whimsy and farce.  Rev. Dr. Mark Parsons will join him with tongue planted firmly in cheek narrating The Young Lutheran’s Guide to the Orchestra.  This demos each instrument of the orchestra and the narrator lets us know why a good Lutheran would not want to play it! Also on the program is Vaughan Williams Aristophanic Suite (remember Aristophanes...

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The Roarin’ Twenties! The Ohio Valley Symphony

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The Roarin’ Twenties! The Ohio Valley Symphony

May 20, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now 100 years ago a new age was dawning, the skirts were shorter, the money flowed freely and the the Roarin’ Twenties brought in a whole new style of American music. Be at the Ariel Opera House on May 20th to celebrate an entire concert of brand new arrangements of Roarin’ Twenties music by Cincinnati Pops Principal Arranger Tim Berens featuring vocalist Mandy Gaines and pianist Michael Chertock. Be the first to hear these brand new arrangements as the concert will be recorded live by a Grammy...

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J. Mark McVey, October 6, 2007

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Ohio Valley Symphony bound for Broadway in season opener There’s nothing like autumn in New York, but there’s no need to wait in an airport line, drive for hours or negotiate cabs and subways. Let the Ohio Valley Symphony take you to the Great White Way for “Broadway and Beyond,” opening concert of the orchestra’s 18th season. Broadway star Mark McVey joins the OVS — southeast Ohio’s only professional orchestra — at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 on the stage of the historic Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in...

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Graceful Ghosts, November 3, 2007

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Ghosties, goblins and witches are all part of the brew when The Ohio Valley Symphony presents “Graceful Ghosts” Saturday, November 3 at 8 pm. The Morris & Dorothy Haskins Theatre will host a variety of spectres as the costumed musicians take the stage at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre at 426 Second Ave. in Gallipolis, Ohio. Music Director, Ray Fowler, promises you an evening of hauntingly beautiful and ghoulishly familiar music that will stir your emotions and fire your imagination. “Graceful Ghosts,” is a program of...

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OVS Pops Program Kicks off Holiday Season, November 25, 2007

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The elves of the Ohio Valley Symphony are ready to deck the hall — in the historic Morris & Dorothy Haskins Theatre of The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio — with the sounds of the holiday season. Join the orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Maestro Ray Fowler, at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 1, for a program of traditional and familiar Christmas songs. The evening starts with a grand flourish as the brass section of the orchestra ring in the season with Hark, the Herald...

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