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Appalachian Spring, The Ohio Valley Symphony

230415 OVS PosterApril 15, 2023
at 7:30 p.m.
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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 1944 for an ensemble of only 13 instruments, Copland later extracted music to form the Suite then expanded the orchestration to the version most of us know it by today.
In keeping with the spring theme, other music included on the program is Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Fruhlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring) and waltz lovers will not be disappointed in all the beautiful and romantic melodies in this exquisite piece. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture pays homage to the season as does living composer Daniel Perttu’s To Spring.

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Lunch & Learn, Holiday Marketing for Increased Business

221115 PosterNovember 15, 2022
at 11:00 a.m.
Ariel Chamber Theatre
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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 who would like to attend the meeting virtually, just let us know when you register!

Presented by Women’s Business Center of Central Appalachia at Shawnee State University.

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Yuletide Joy!

Poster on gold background showing a Christmas treeSunday, December 11, 2022
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 something for everyone. We invite all families and friends to share in this joyous afternoon that is sure to make your season merry and bright! And don’t forget to make post-recital plans to visit Gallipolis in Lights, a dazzling display of thousands of twinkling lights in Gallipolis City Park, as the perfect kiss goodnight to this festive day.

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Lunch & Learn, New Frontiers in Advertising

221213 PosterDecember 13, 2022
at 11:00 a.m.
Ariel Chamber Theatre
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Put a new perspective on your new year’s marketing endeavors!

Allen White, marketing consultant for WCHS will present new and innovative methods of digital advertising.  He will delve into OTT, search optimization, social media services, email marketing, mobile, web services, and more, to help understand where your businesses can get the most out of your advertising budget.

This presentation of New Frontiers in Advertising is held in conjunction with the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce.  A link will be provided to those who would like to attend the meeting virtually, just let us know when you register!

Presented by Women’s Business Center of Central Appalachia at Shawnee State University.

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