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Maestro RANDALL HAWKINS, M.D.

Randall Hawkins, M.D., 2019 Maestro for a Moment

Randall Hawkins, M.D,
2019 Maestro for a Moment

2019 Maestro for a Moment
Dr. Randall Hawkins
from
Pleasant Valley Hospital
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Candidate JASON HOLDREN

Jason Holdren, Maestro for a Moment Candidate

Jason Holdren
Maestro for a Moment Candidate

Thank you Jason Holdren, Gallia County Prosecutor, for being a
Maestro for a Moment candidate!
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Candidate ARTHUR HUNTLEY, D.O.

Arthur Huntley, D.O., Maestro for a Moment Candidate

Arthur Huntley, D.O.
Maestro for a Moment Candidate

Thank you Dr. Arthur Huntley, from
Holzer Health Systems, for being a
Maestro for a Moment candidate!
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THE CHRISTMAS SHOW!

191207 PosterDecember 7, 2019
at 7:30 p.m.

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Last year’s sold out Christmas Show! concert under the baton of Maestro Steven Huang made it clear that this is one of your favorites.  Get your tickets early to this December 7th concert and make sure you don’t miss out!  And if you have ever had a secret desire to lift the baton and bring out beautiful music, you too could be a Maestro For A Moment at this annual symphony fundraiser.  Contact us to be a part of this fun and wonderful event.

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.

Mr. Huang has worked with musicians around the world, including California, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio, Haiti, and Romania. He has held the position of Music Director of the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Central Illinois Youth Symphony, the Gilbert and Sullivan Players of Chicago, and the Bradley University Orchestra. In America, he has guest conducted professional ensembles such as the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Shore Symphony (IL), and the Four Seasons Symphony (CA).

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Maestro for a Moment FUN-draiser 2019-20

2019 MaestroThe 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 7th, 2019, in a rousing rendition of Sleigh Ride! This year’s candidates are Randall Hawkins, M.D., representing Pleasant Valley Hospital; Jason Holdren, Gallia County Prosecutor; and Arthur Huntley, D.O., representing Holzer Health Systems.

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The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Cultural & Performing Arts Centre and The Ohio Valley Symphony are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, Federal Tax ID# 31-1273779

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THE ROMANTIC CELLO

200321 Poster March 21, 2020
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Ilya Finkelshteyn, principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, will perform Dvorak’s lush Concerto for Cello on March 21st with Maestro Keitaro Harada on the podium.  Also, to stir your soul on the Romantic Cello program, is Brahms’ much loved Symphony No. 2.  Love is definitely in the air!

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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APPALACHIAN SPRING

200425 Poster April 25, 2020
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What’s better than one horn soloist? How about 4 of them! The entire horn section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Erik Ralske, Hugo Valverde, Javier Gandara and Barbara Jöstlein Currie, is coming to the Ariel stage to perform the magnificent Schumann Konzertstück for 4 Horns on April 25th.  I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say you will be blown away! The OVS will also play one of my personal favorites, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

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 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.

Now in her eighth season as Music Director and Conductor of the Tysons McLean Orchestra (VA), Ms. Burns continues as Music Director of The Orchestra of the Redeemer in New York City since 1995.  Recent prior Music Directorships include the Tallahassee Symphony, the Kenosha Symphony and the Lawton Philharmonic. 

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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 2019-2020 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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2019-20 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

19-20 NEW SeasonNew Subscribers Buy Here Now!

New subscribers click the purple button to purchase your season subscription or call the Box Office at 740-446-ARTS (2787).  Existing subscribers who wish to keep their current seats call the Box Office to order!

Who would have thought back in 1989 when we had our first Ohio Valley Symphony concert on a bare stage with the audience on folding chairs and no heat, that such a powerhouse could come from that inauspicious beginning and grow and move forward to us now celebrating our 30th season as the only professional symphony orchestra in Ohio River valley, attracting world class musicians and globe trotting conductors?  But we did!  And we have a spectacular 30th season planned for you!

The 2019-20 Season will see on the Ariel stage three exciting maestros conducting The Ohio Valley Symphony in 6-concerts featuring world class soloists.

The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Cultural & Performing Arts Centre and The Ohio Valley Symphony are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, Federal Tax ID# 31-1273779

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Variations of Simple Gifts by Tim Berens

The Ohio Valley Symphony
Tim Berens, conductor
October 6, 2018
Filmed live at the Ariel Opera House
Gallipolis, Ohio

Stars & Stripes

The Ohio Valley Symphony
Tim Berens, conductor
October 6, 2018
Filmed live at the Ariel Opera House
Gallipolis, Ohio

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Songs of Rural America