GALLIPOLIS — Is there no better season for dancing than spring?
Janice Martin will put a spring in your step when she joins forces with The Ohio Valley Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in downtown Gallipolis. Led by Maestro Ray Fowler, the OVS and Martin will present a variety of virtuosic music for the audience.
Martin achieves virtuosity as a violinist, pianist, guitarist, soprano and boasts the title as the world’s only aerial violinist. Janice’s multi-dimensional artistry has disarmed classical, popular and jazz audiences alike while creating ardent fans who span a broad demographic.
In 2009, she wowed millions of viewers on the popular NBC series “America’s Got Talent” with her aerial violin and vocal performance, and her playing has been featured on television projects for the Discovery and History channels, as well on the big screen in the Miramax film “Paperclips.” She is a frequent guest performer with Cirque de la Symphonie, an “orchestrated aerial dance spectacular,” and is a headline act in Branson, Mo.
For her accomplishments, the Stradivari Society awarded her the honorary use of the 1708 Burstein/Bagshawe Stradivarius violin.
Martin and the OVS will perform the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, Sarasate’s violin showpiece, Carmen Fantasy, and vocal selections from Die Fledermaus, La Traviata, Les Miserables, Sound of Music, West Side Story and more.
Join Steven Huang, director of orchestras at Ohio University and OVS program annotator, for a pre-concert chat to hear more about the music and the musicians. Held in the third-floor Ariel Chamber Theatre, the pre-concert talks are free, interactive, informal and begin at 6:45 p.m. Stick around for a post concert reception to meet the musicians and have some treats.
Tickets for The Ohio Valley Symphony’s concerts are $24 for adults, $22 seniors and $12 for students. The price includes the pre-concert chat, the concert and the reception immediately following. Tickets are available on the website at arieltheatre.org or ohiovalleysymphony.org or at the box office at 428 Second Ave.
Funding for The Ohio Valley Symphony is provided in part by the Gallia County Medical Society and the Ann Carson Dater Endowment.