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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 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.

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PREMIERE EVENT AT THE COLONY! American Rhapsody with The Ohio Valley Symphony

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PREMIERE EVENT AT THE COLONY! American Rhapsody with The Ohio Valley Symphony

February 16, 2024 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm At The Colony Theatre & Restaurant Reservations recommended at 740-209-0110 Join us for the premiere of “American Rhapsody with The Ohio Valley Symphony” on Friday, February 16 at the Colony Theatre & Restaurant in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio. Guest artists from the show will be on hand to autograph copies of the CD and DVDs, which will be available for sale at the show. Dinner reservations are recommended but not required for the 7 pm and 9 pm showings. The Ohio Valley Symphony concert was recorded...

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THE ENIGMATIC ELGAR! The Ohio Valley Symphony

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THE ENIGMATIC ELGAR! The Ohio Valley Symphony

March 16, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. PURCHASE TICKETS NOW British composer Edward Elgar’s music will be featured when the Cincinnati Symphony’s principal cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn joins Maestro François López-Ferrer and the OVS for the Cello Concerto, Op. 36. Paired with that is Elgar’s Enigma Variations which continues to capture music lovers attention with its haunting melodies and wistful musical descriptions of his friends for each of the 14 movements. François López-Ferrer, conductor Spanish-American conductor François López-Ferrer currently...

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BRAHMS AND BEYOND! The Ohio Valley Symphony

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BRAHMS AND BEYOND! The Ohio Valley Symphony

April 27, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. PURCHASE TICKETS NOW West Virginia native and Cincinnati Symphony violinist Charles Morey will perform the Suite for Violin and Orchestra by African-American composer William Grant Still.  The OVS will play Brahms Symphony No. 2, Op. 73 under the direction of Maestro Scott E. Woodard.  What could be better! Dr. Scott E. Woodard, conductor Maestro Dr. Scott E. Woodard was born in Huntington, WV and is proud to be a life-long West Virginian. He is the Music Director of the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra in Hamilton,...

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THE CHRISTMAS SHOW! The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Nov 15, 2023 in 2023-24 Season, Archived Events, OVS Archives | Comments Off on THE CHRISTMAS SHOW! The Ohio Valley Symphony

THE CHRISTMAS SHOW! The Ohio Valley Symphony

December 2, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. PURCHASE TICKETS NOW Maestro Steven Huang has planned another grand and memorable Christmas Show program the entire family will enjoy, featuring many songs of the season. Get your tickets early as we always sell out! Who will be the next Maestro for a Moment? Join the fun and become a candidate! Steven Huang, conductor Maestro Steven Huang is thrilled to return to Southeastern Ohio to the podium of The Ohio Valley Symphony, a Christmas tradition since 2018. Mr. Huang has conducted orchestras and operas across the...

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Maestro for a Moment FUN-draiser

Posted by on Nov 15, 2023 in 2023-24 Season, Archived Events | Comments Off on Maestro for a Moment FUN-draiser

Maestro for a Moment FUN-draiser

Congratulations Maestro for a Moment Nick Young! 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 on December 2nd, 2023, in a rousing rendition of Sleigh Ride! Thank you to this year’s candidates are Selena Hunt, owner of The Flour Girls Baking Company located just down the street on Second Avenue; Bryan Stepp, Exec. VP of Lending/Credit...

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Ariel’s Merry TUBACHRISTMAS!

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Ariel’s Merry TUBACHRISTMAS!

Join the fun at the ARIEL’S MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS! December 9, 2023 at 2 pm FREE CONCERT! MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS is celebrating its 49th Anniversary (1974-2023). Created by Harvey Phillips, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2023 will be presented in over 300 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. TUBACHRISTMAS ensembles may attract participants aged 8 to over 90 years! The warm, rich organ-like sound of tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience! Come and Listen 100% FREE! TUBACHRISTMAS is 100% FREE...

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Yuletide Joy!

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Yuletide Joy!

3:00 p.m. FREE CONCERT! Join us in the historic Ariel Chamber Theatre as we unwrap the beauty of the season through the gift of music! Music teachers Rebecca Honett and John McAlister bring together the talented students of The Ariel Academy to present vocal and piano performances featuring favorite holiday carols, classical standards, and contemporary classics – with favorites from the Broadway stage and silver screen. From intimate solo performances to eight hands playing four keyboards simultaneously, there’s sure to be...

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2023-24 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION! The Ohio Valley Symphony

Posted by on Sep 8, 2023 in 2023-24 Season, Archived Events, OVS Archives | Comments Off on 2023-24 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION! The Ohio Valley Symphony

2023-24 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION! The Ohio Valley Symphony

New subscribers click the purple button to purchase your season subscription. Existing subscribers who wish to keep their current seats call the Box Office to order! The Ohio Valley Symphony enters its 34th Season with a delightful and diverse selection of concerts sure to please all music lovers.  The season will see five exciting maestros conducting and feature world class soloists. We kick things off Around the Campfire with the American Pops Orchestra founder and conductor Luke Frazier. On April 15th Luke is joined by vocalist Hilary...

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AROUND THE CAMPFIRE, The Ohio Valley Symphony

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AROUND THE CAMPFIRE, The Ohio Valley Symphony

September 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. PURCHASE TICKETS NOW The Ariel heats up Around the Campfire with the American Pops Orchestra founder and conductor Luke Frazier.  On September 16 Luke is joined by vocalist Hilary Morrow, pianist Jacqueline Schwab and guitarist Garrett Gleason 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 orchestras and...

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