The Ohio Valley Symphony (OVS) is returning to the stage at the Wedge Auditorium in Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 2 to celebrate its 32nd season.

Joining the OVS is celebrated violin virtuoso, Elizabeth Pitcairn, in partnership with her legendary 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin. The 7:30 p.m. concert, sponsored by Pleasant Valley Hospital, will feature Guest Conductor Scott Woodard. This concert is dedicated to the memory of the late Paul Simon, longtime president of the Ariel Opera House Board of Directors.

Guest Conductor Scott Woodard is the Music Director of the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ashland Ballet Orchestra and is the Founding Music Director and Conductor of the West Virginia State Philharmonic Orchestra. His study and pursuit of conducting has taken him all over the world.

All OVS musicians are fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, and the audience is expected to wear masks.

Tickets for The Ohio Valley Symphony's concerts are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $13 for students. Tickets are available on the website at www.arieloperahouse.org or at www.ohiovalleysymphony.org; they are also available at the door. Funding for The Ohio Valley Symphony is provided in part by Pleasant Valley Hospital, the Ann Carson Dater Endowment and the National Endowment for the Arts. This concert will be held at the Lillian and Paul Wedge Auditorium in the Pt. Pleasant Jr./Sr. High School at 280 Scenic Dr. in Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia, which is an ADA accessible facility.