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Tricks and Treats! The Ohio Valley Symphony

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Tricks and Treats!

The Ohio Valley Symphony

Some of the ghosts and goblins that will haunt the Ohio Valley on Halloween won’t go home right away. They’ll hide in the dark corners of the Ariel Theatre, waiting for one more night of fun with The Ohio Valley Symphony.

The orchestra’s members — including music director Ray Fowler on the podium — trade their tails and bow ties for whimsical or ghoulish costumes as they offer concert-goers a full plate of musical tricks and treats. This year’s musical mayhem begins at 7:30 p.m. October 31 at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in downtown Gallipolis.

It’s all part of the OVS philosophy of making orchestral music easy to love, according to the orchestra’s executive director, Lora Lynn Snow. “It gives the audience a chance to see all the people up there on stage performing live music and it gives us a chance to show off our individual personalities.”

As part of the Ohio Valley Symphony’s mission to bring live, professional, orchestral music to the region and to instill a love of music — especially in children, the public is encouraged to attend OVS rehearsals for free at 7–10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, and 1–4 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Ariel. Open rehearsals are a great way to grow familiar with symphonic music, and they offer a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse at the preparation of an orchestral performance.

Single tickets to the Ohio Valley Symphony’s TRICKS AND TREATS! cost $24, $22 (senior) and $12 (student). Tickets and more information are available at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre box office, 428 Second Ave., Gallipolis; by phone, (740) 446-2787 (ARTS); and through the Ariel website

Masked Ball Quadrille, Op. 272
Overture to A Masked Ball Verdi
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Dukas
Theme from Poltergeist Goldsmith
Wizards and Warriors Holdrige
Pirates of the Caribbean Suite Badelt
The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre Wagner
Adagio from Spartacus Khachaturian
The Sabre Dance from Gayane Khachaturian
Overture to William Tell Rossini