Joan Ellison to Bring the Music of Judy Garland to Ariel Opera House< < Back to culture
Judy Garland was one of the all-time greats in the entertainment field: she sang, danced and acted and took the world by storm throughout her short life.
Enjoy her music when Joan Ellison takes the stage with The Ohio Valley Symphony on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 pm at the historic Ariel Opera House located at 426 Second Ave. in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio.
Maestro Ray Fowler leads the orchestra in one beloved song after another of Judy’s hits. “Get Happy,” “The Trolley Song,” “The Boy Next Door,” and of course Judy’s iconic theme song, “Over the Rainbow,” and much more.
Joan Ellison has been praised for her “vocal prowess . . .and her grasp of the classic songs” by none other than Michael Feinstein. Her long-time immersion in the popular vocal styles of the 1920s to the 1960s includes transcribing over 250 piano and vocal arrangements and restoring missing pieces on several of Judy Garland’s original orchestrations. This intimate understanding of vintage musical and vocal styles brings distinct freshness and authenticity to her interpretations of classic American standards.
Joan made her Cleveland Pops Orchestra debut at Severance Hall in 2005 and has since sung more than 30 symphonic pops concerts in repertoire ranging from classic American popular song to the King & I to Wicked. Joan has toured the country performing in cabaret, musicals and concert performances. In 2010, Joan released her debut full-length album, A Date With Judy! Joan Ellison Sings Judy Garland.
Tickets for The Ohio Valley Symphony’s concerts are $24 for adults, $22 seniors and $12 for students. Tickets are available on the website at arieltheatre.org, ohiovalleysymphony.org or at the Ariel box office. Funding for The Ohio Valley Symphony is provided in part by the Ann Carson Dater Endowment.