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Welcome to the historic Ariel Opera House

Posted by on Jan 7, 2022 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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PERFECTLY PARISIAN!

Posted by on Jan 7, 2022 in 2021-22 Season, Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on PERFECTLY PARISIAN!

PERFECTLY PARISIAN!

March 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now Takes you on a musical visit to 19th century Paris when Phantom of the Opera star Geena Jeffries Mattox joins The Ohio Valley Symphony for some Perfectly Parisian music. Carline Waugh joins in the fun as well and both sopranos finish off the evening with some delicious duets. 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 and operas across the country and throughout the world. At the...

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THE ROARIN’ TWENTIES!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2022 in 2021-22 Season, Ariel Featured, Events | Comments Off on THE ROARIN’ TWENTIES!

THE ROARIN’ TWENTIES!

April 23, 2022 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 April 23rd 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

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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 6, 2022 in Ariel News | Comments Off on Ariel Opera House COVID-19 Statement

Our home, the historic Ariel Opera House, is undergoing construction to install a new heating and air conditioning system so that we have the most up-to-date ventilation system for your comfort and safety. The Box Office remains closed.  Tickets can be purchased online or call the box office at 740-446-ARTS (2787) and leave a message and we will contact you. During the time of construction, concerts will be held at the Wedge Auditorium at Pt. Pleasant Jr./Sr. High School. Tickets there are general admission seating. Please practice social...

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Ohio Arts Council Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winner

Posted by on Jan 6, 2022 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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Ariel Academy Online Music Lessons

Posted by on Jan 2, 2022 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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Maestro for a Moment FUN-draiser 2021-22

Posted by on Nov 9, 2021 in 2021-22 Season, Archived Events | Comments Off on Maestro for a Moment FUN-draiser 2021-22

Maestro for a Moment FUN-draiser 2021-22

December 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. The Ohio Valley Symphony’s annual Maestro for a Moment Fundraiser is one of the highlights of the season for both audience and orchestra! Each season three candidates vie for the opportunity to conduct the orchestra during the The Christmas Show! in a rousing rendition of Sleigh Ride! This year’s candidates are Joshua Bryant, O.D., representing Holzer Health Systems; Rebecca Honett, owner of Bladen Landing Restaurant; and Tasha Wyant-Gaskins, representing Pleasant Valley Hospital. Make your...

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THE CHRISTMAS SHOW!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2021 in 2021-22 Season, Archived Events | Comments Off on THE CHRISTMAS SHOW!

THE CHRISTMAS SHOW!

December 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Concert will be at Wedge Auditorium at Pt. Pleasant WV Jr./Sr. High School Purchase Tickets Now In this season of hope and renewal The Ohio Valley Symphony will warm your hearts with their annual Christmas Show under the baton of Steven Huang. Traditional carols along with newer holiday favorites will awaken your holiday spirit. Gather family and friends and get your tickets early as it is always sold out! And if you have ever had a secret desire to lift the baton and bring out beautiful music, you too could be a...

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Spring Finale, May 3, 2008

Posted by on Aug 29, 2021 in 2007-08 Season | Comments Off on Spring Finale, May 3, 2008

Ohio Valley Symphony Pulls at the Heartstrings LORI SIMS, piano Soloist for the Rachmaninov is Lori Sims, an internationally-known pianist who has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and China. Now the John T. Bernhard Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, Sims is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, where she was named most outstanding graduating student. Her 2000 debut at New York’s Alice Tully Hall earned a rave review from the New York Times. As presidential hopefuls vie for support in both Russia and the...

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