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Welcome to the historic Ariel Opera House

Posted by on Jan 18, 2023 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 Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre, the historic Ariel Opera House, 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. (COVID-19 Statement)

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April Foolishness, The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Jan 17, 2023 in 2022-23 Season, Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on April Foolishness, The Ohio Valley Symphony

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.  Canon Brent Sturm 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 is...

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Appalachian Spring, The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Jan 16, 2023 in 2022-23 Season, Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on Appalachian Spring, The Ohio Valley Symphony

Appalachian Spring, The Ohio Valley Symphony

April 15, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now Aaron Copland’s immortal Appalachian Spring is the perfect musical description of April and we are happy to have Maestro Scott Woodard to conduct this monumental concert piece that was lost when a previous season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioned by the indomitable Martha Graham and her dancers for a ballet by the same name, Appalachian Spring (originally titled Ballet for Martha). The Shaker hymn Simple Gifts is quoted extensively in this piece. The ballet premiered in...

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The Roarin’ Twenties! The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Jan 15, 2023 in 2022-23 Season, Ariel Featured | Comments Off on The Roarin’ Twenties! The Ohio Valley Symphony

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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A Video History of the Ariel Opera House

Posted by on Jan 14, 2023 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 Opera House COVID-19 Statement

Posted by on Jan 1, 2023 in Ariel News | Comments Off on Ariel Opera House COVID-19 Statement

Tickets can be purchased online or call the box office at 740-446-ARTS (2787) and leave a message and we will contact you. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE NOW! Your safety and the safety of others is a top concern for us, so please stay home if you feel sick. Masks are encouraged at all times when not actively eating or drinking for both staff and audience members. Please practice social distancing while entering the venue. In these times of uncertainty, concert dates may be subject to change. Please watch for latest news here on the...

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2022-23 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Oct 27, 2022 in 2022-23 Season, Archived Events, OVS News | Comments Off on 2022-23 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

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 with a change in venue. Our first concert will be held at Wedge Auditorium at the Point Pleasant Jr./Sr. High School, 280 Scenic Dr., Pt. Pleasant, WV on November 5th, with the dulcet sounds of Oboes on the Ohio. Is...

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Oboes on the Ohio, The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Oct 27, 2022 in 2022-23 Season, Archived Events | Comments Off on Oboes on the Ohio, The Ohio Valley Symphony

Oboes on the Ohio, The Ohio Valley Symphony

November 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now This opening concert will be held at Wedge Auditorium at Pt. Pleasant Jr./Sr. High School, 280 Scenic Dr., Point Pleasant, WV. 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...

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Lunch & Learn, Holiday Marketing for Increased Business

Posted by on Oct 27, 2022 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Lunch & Learn, Holiday Marketing for Increased Business

Lunch & Learn, Holiday Marketing for Increased Business

November 15, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Ariel Chamber Theatre Free! Register Now! Take advantage of the influx of visitors to the Gallipolis in Lights extravaganza in downtown Gallipolis throughout December!  Learn about special marketing initiatives that can help to market your visit as a destination stop throughout the holidays with presenter Presenter Randy Finney, former Gallipolis City Manager. This presentation of Holiday Marketing for Increased Business in conjunction with the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce. A link will be provided to those...

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The Christmas Show! The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Oct 27, 2022 in 2022-23 Season, Archived Events | Comments Off on The Christmas Show! The Ohio Valley Symphony

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 conducted orchestras...

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