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Matt Champlin, Maestro for a Moment Candidate

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Gallia County, be the next
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Maestro Candidate RAJESH RAJAN, M.D.

Rajesh Rajan, M.D., Maestro for a Moment Candidate

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Maestro Candidate BRETTON POWELL, M.D.

Bretton Powell, M.D. Maestro for a Moment Candidate

Bretton Powell, M.D.
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HOLLYWOOD SOUNDS

181103 OVS November 3, 2018
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Keitaro Harada is a dazzling presence on the podium and conducts the Cincinnati Symphony and around the world.  He is bringing with him the stunning violin prodigy Christina Nam to perform Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto.  Included in this November 3rd concert, Harada is presenting composer Matt Jackfert for a world premiere of two works.

Conductor Keitaro Harada

Conductor Keitaro Harada continues to be recognized at the highest levels for his artistic abilities and passion for musical excellence. As a three-time recipient of The Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award (2014, 2015, 2016), Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview (2013), the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood Music Festival, a student of Lorin Maazel at Castleton Festival and Fabio Luisi at Pacific Music Festival, Harada’s credentials are exemplary.

In his third season as Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops, Harada regularly assists Music Director Louis Langrée and conducts the CSO, POPS, and World Piano Competition, and assists James Conlon and Juanjo Mena for the May Festival. Keitaro also holds the position of Associate Conductor of the Arizona Opera.

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THE CHRISTMAS SHOW!

181201 OVS Concert December 1, 2018
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Gallipolis’ own Steven Huang will be leading the symphony for the annual Christmas Show! on December 1st with a heartwarming selection of your holiday favorites.  Soprano Melissa Brobeck and tenor Kelly Burns will add to the beautiful sounds of your favorite selections.  This is one of the most popular concerts of the year, so be sure to purchase extra tickets with your subscription so friends and relatives can sit close by your season seats!

Conductor Steven Huang

Maestro Steven Huang has conducted orchestras and operas across the country and throughout the world. At the age of twenty-one, he served as Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard University, where he received his undergraduate degree. While at Harvard, Mr. Huang also directed the Lowell House Opera (the oldest continuously running opera company in New England), in a critically acclaimed production of Kurt Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

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THE RED VIOLIN

190330 OVS ConcertMarch 30, 2019
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Elizabeth Pitcairn asked if she could come back to perform on our 30th Anniversary concert March 30th, and of course we said a resounding Yes!  She will bring her infamous Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius and will be joined by Maestro Miriam Burns on the podium for a wonderful evening of beautiful music you won’t soon forget.

Conductor Miriam Burns

Miriam Burns was on staff with the New York Philharmonic as one of their Cover Conductors from 1999-2007, having been appointed by Kurt Masur as a result of a competitive audition by-invitation-only. In this capacity, she accompanied the orchestra on tour to the Far East as the tour Assistant Conductor to then new Music Director, Lorin Maazel, and for eight years was entrusted as an assistant conductor on call for countless specific, fully prepared programs under many guest conductors of international repute.

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SPRING STRINGS

190427 OVS Concert April 27, 2019
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To cap off the season Peter Stafford Wilson will conduct the rousing April 27th Spring Strings concert.  Soloist Tim Berens encouraged his friend, Grammy nominated American composer Frank Proto, to premiere his newly written double bass concerto in the acoustically superb Ariel Opera House.  Frank was in agreement and decided to include Tim on guitar – giving you twice the pleasure at this April 27th concert!  The first half of the concert will feature Frank’s music and the second half will feature Tim’s arrangements.

Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson

Now in his seventeenth season as Music Director of Ohio’s Springfield Symphony Orchestra, PETER STAFFORD WILSON is one of the most exciting and talked about conductors of his generation. Concurrently, he holds the post of Music Director of the Westerville Symphony. He also fulfills his seventh season as Principal Conductor of Tulsa Ballet, leading three productions, including the annual holiday performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, with choreography by Artistic Director Marcello Angelini.

Peter Stafford Wilson’s leadership of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra continues to elicit praise from the public, musicians and press. Its 2005 Agriculture and the Arts Growing Together brought international attention to the organization, as did the sequel, American Made: Celebrating Our Manufacturing Heritage, which premiered in November 2007. The orchestra’s innovative series, “Night Lights,” has enjoyed steadily increasing sales and attendance. The recent endowment of the Music Director chair with gifts totaling one million dollars is further testimony to the community’s expanding support. Mr. Wilson and the SSO are the recipients of a 2009-2010 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.

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Gift Certificates!

An Ariel Opera House Gift Certificate is the perfect way to share the music – and at the same time give support to the arts in your community!  Gift certificates can be for specific dollar values or even for “a year of lessons”!*  Purchase a Season Subscription to The Ohio Valley Symphony’s upcoming 2018-19 concert season – or just purchase a gift for an upcoming show!

Call the Box Office today at 740-446-ARTS!

*Purchase your certificate before December 15th to have it mailed to the recipient in time for Christmas or stop by and pick it up.  Gift Certificates may be used for Ariel Opera House presented concerts, events, and merchandise. Gift Certificates may not be accepted for concert and events presented by others.

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