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2017-18 Season Subscription! The Ohio Valley Symphony

17-18 OVS SeasonOn Sale Now!

Join The Ohio Valley Symphony for the 28th Season featuring 5 exciting concerts in our home, the historic Ariel Opera House.

The season kicks off with featured soloist, violinist David Kim on September 9. The Ariel will be filled with the exciting sounds of The Ohio Valley Symphony presenting Scherheraze on November 4th. Get ready for the holidays with the ever popular and ever favorite The “Christmas Show” on December 2nd! Be sure to order extra tickets for your friends and family — this one sells out quickly! Spring 2018 brings pianist Thomas Pandolfi to the stage on March 24. We wrap up the season with the sweet sounds of “Love Songs” with soprano Risa Renea Harman on April 28th.

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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Mendelssohn featuring David Kim, violin

170909 OVS Kim THUMB Rev ESeptember 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School.

Highlights of Mr. Kim’s 2016-17 season include appearing as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on their summer tour of Asia; adjudicating at the Stulberg International String Competition; teaching/performance residencies at Bob Jones University, Grove City College, Messiah College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music; continued appearances as concertmaster of the All-Star Orchestra on PBS stations across the USA and online at the Kahn Academy; recitals, speaking engagements and appearances with orchestras across the United States; and the annual David Kim Orchestral Institute of Cairn University in Philadelphia where he is also a Professor of Violin Studies. He has recently been appointed as Distinguished Artist at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon, GA and will begin making regular teaching visits there in the fall of 2017. In December, he appeared as a special guest at Keith and Kristin Getty’s “Irish Christmas” Concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

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Scheherazade, The Ohio Valley Symphony

171104 OVS Sher THUMB Rev ENovember 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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The rich and exotic colors painted by the orchestra along with numerous lush and memorable melodies, combine to make the exotic musical tale of Scheherazade an audience favorite since its premiere in 1888.  Rimsky-Korsakov set out to paint an Oriental picture using music to tell the tale of a Sultan who put to death each wife he married.  Scheherazade was clever enough to spin a never ending tale so that each night her life was spared for a thousand and one nights when the Sultan finally saw the error of his ways and repudiated his bloody vow and spared her life. This hugely popular piece has been used for ballets, numerous figure skater’s routines, given lyrics for use as popular vocal selections and been performed and recorded by orchestras the world over.

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The Christmas Show! The Ohio Valley Symphony

171202 OVS xmas THUMB Rev EDecember 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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The Ariel Opera House will be filled with merry music as we usher in a month filled with joyful entertainment to share with your family and friends.  We ring in the holidays with The Ohio Valley Sympony’s beloved Christmas Show! (always the first Saturday in December).   Tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to order extras when purchasing your season subscription seats!

Gift Certificates for The Ohio Valley Symphony concerts are available for that special someone on your Christmas list!  Call the box office today!

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Maestro for a Moment Fundraiser

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! in a rousing rendition of Sleigh Ride!  This year’s candidates are Jan Bergdoll, representing Pleasant Valley Hospital; Matt Traywick, representing Traywick Financial Services; and Ryan Yavorsky, representing Holzer Health Systems.

Click the “read more” below to learn more about the candidates and to make your tax-deductible donation now!

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The Piano featuring Thomas Pandolfi, piano

180324 Pandolfi THUMB Rev EMarch 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

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American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally in the “Pops” genre, Thomas’ critically acclaimed performances of Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto in F (Gershwin), Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James B

ond Concerto (Proctor) are immensely popular.

Among his engagements during the 2015-16 season, were as guest solo

ist with The National Philharmonic, Ohio Valley Symphony, North Charleston Pops, Cheyenne Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, Symphonicity, Amadeus Orchestra, McLean Orchestra and Frederick Symphony. During 2016-17, he will also be guest soloist with The Paducah Symphony, The Charlotte Symphony (FL), The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, The Amadeus Orchestra, The Tiraspol Philharmonic, The Alexandria Symphony, and The Maryland Symphony at The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival.

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