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What is HomeTownStation.Net?

Do you remember that local radio station you grew up listening to? Big city or small town, most of us had a local station that we relied on for information and entertainment. If we didn’t get to listen to our favorite show or announcer, we felt like we missed out on something! Fast forward to the 21st century. and a new kind of “station” that offers both an audio and visual experience.

Ohio Valley Symphony Maestro Ray Fowler is the featured guest along with Ariel Founder and Ohio Valley Symphony Manager, Lora Lynn Snow on “The Chatterbox” with hostess “Dene” Wagner Pellegrinon. Dene, Ray and Lora chatted about the upcoming May 3 OVS concert and the 2008-09 subscription series. You can hear Ray speak about his process of choosing music and some information about Brahms and Schumann, the composers featured on the May 3 concert. Ray and Lora discuss the impact of music and music education in our lives.

To hear the program: www.hometownstation.net , click on “Listen to Dene”, click on “Archives” and select Chatterbox 04/25/08

HomeTownStation.Net is “on the air” 24/7, with fresh information and entertainment. The program is updated frequently as Dene interviews people all across the United States who are making a difference in their hometowns. The first show Dene and Lora did on January 22, 2008 was the highest rated show to date. Tune in at your convenience.


January 2008

THE OHIO VALLEY SYMPHONY FEATURED ON NEW INTERNET SHOW

What is HomeTownStation.Net?

Do you remember that local radio station you grew up listening to?

Big city or small town, most of us had a local station that we relied on for information and entertainment. If we didn’t get to listen to our favorite show or announcer, we felt like we missed out on something!  Fast forward to the 21st century. and a new kind of “station” that offers both an audio and visual experience. HomeTownStation.Net is “on the air” 24/7, with fresh information and entertainment. The first of several features will be “The Chatterbox”, with hostess “Dene” Wagner Pellegrinon.  The program is updated frequently as she interviews people all across the United States who are making a difference in their hometowns.

Ariel Founder and Ohio Valley Symphony Manager, Lora Lynn Snow, was the featured guest as Dene kicked off the second week of her new show. Lora and Dene chatted about the earliest days of the Ariel from the vision Lora had 21 years ago to create a symphony orchestra in our hometown of Gallipolis, Ohio to it’s current day status as a polished professional orchestra that calls The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre “home.”

To hear the program: www.hometownstation.net , click on “Listen to Dene”, click on “Archives” and select show # 012208


April 22, 2006 Columbus Dispatch article about the Grand Re-Dedication of the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts  Centre. Columbus Dispatch Article.


October 4, 2008

Ohio Valley Symphony Season Opener Celebrates New Point Pleasant Auditorium

They may be in different states, but Gallipolis and Point Pleasant are neighbors. So as Point Pleasant celebrates the new Lillian and Paul Wedge Auditorium at the new Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School, the Ohio Valley Symphony — based at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in downtown Gallipolis — decided to congratulate their neighbors the way they know best, with music.

As part of a weekend of arts events that culminate with a dedication ceremony Oct. 4, the OVS will open its 19th season with an all-American program at Wedge Auditorium. Under the direction of Music director Ray Fowler, the orchestra will carry listeners on a whirlwind tour of the United States — all from the comfort of their seats in the new, state-of-the-art facility. Dubbed “America the Beautiful,” the music will take you to destinations as close as the barnyard and as far away
as Jazz Age Manhattan.

Centerpiece of the program is George Gershwin’s Concerto in F, one of the first American pieces to secure its place in the world’s concert halls. Its energetic rhythms, easy-going melodies and atmospheric orchestration capture the bustle of mid-20th century New York City. Pianist Richard Glazier is soloist.

Richard Glazier piano

Glazier “has Gershwin in his soul,” according to pianist and singer Michael Feinstein. Glazier has the Midwest in his soul, too, having studied piano both at the Indiana University School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Beginning with the 1996 Gershwin centennial, Glazier has created and performed four (so far) one-man, multimedia programs dedicated to the American song, and particularly to the Gershwin brothers, George and Ira.

The concert is rounded out by a nod to the incredible variety of
American song — from church to jazz to patriotic. Look forward to arrangements of favorites including “Amazing Grace,” “America the Beautiful,” the hits of Duke Ellington — even “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Also at the auditorium will be a special art exhibit provided by Point Pleasant’s own Gallery at 409. A reception follows the concert at the auditorium.

October’s celebration of America’s own music reflects the OVS mission to bring great music played by great artists — all while making orchestral music easy to love. The public is also encouraged to attend OVS rehearsals for free at 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 4. Open rehearsals are an excellent way to grow comfortable with symphonic music. Young children unable to sit through an entire concert can benefit from time spent at the open rehearsal.

Tickets to “America the Beautiful” are available through the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre at 426 Second Ave., Gallipolis. The box office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets at Wedge Auditorium will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Oct 4. Prices are $22, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Call (740) 446-ARTS (2787). Tickets are also available online at
www.ohiovalleysymphony.org.

Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School is located just three miles north of the U.S. 35 bridge on W.Va. 62. There’s plenty of free parking. Hosting the OVS reflects the interest of school, city, and Mason County officials to invest in and promote the arts and to expose students to culture.

Subscriptions to all five 2008-09 Ohio Valley Symphony concerts are also still available. Prices range from $50 for students up to $275 for family passes admitting two adults and as many children as they have in their families. Standard adult season tickets cost $100, seniors $90.

Funding for the Ohio Valley Symphony is provided by the Ann Carson Dater Endowment. Further support is provided by the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.