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LIMA
SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA

The Lima Symphony Orchestra returns this fall with a season full of celebration, vitality, and life! Experience Grammy- Award winning artist Charles Yang as he captures the magic of Golden-Era Hollywood, the powerful masterworks of Tchaikovsky and Brahms, the crooning charisma of Frank Sinatra, the epic soundtrack of modern superheroes and supervillains, and the towering triumph of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony! If you think you know classical music, think again! The Lima Symphony Orchestra offers something for everyone, and only you, our season ticket holders, get the best seats at the best prices.

GRAND SERIES

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KORNGOLD AND THE HOLLYWOOD SOUND

October 14, 2023 // 7:30PM
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center

Journey to the Golden Era of Hollywood with the Lima Symphony Orchestra and crossover superstar Grammy-winning violinist Charles Yang. Experience the sounds that made the classics: the lush romanticism of Casablanca, the spine-tingling strings of Psycho, the haunting nostalgia of The Godfather, and the lyrical virtuosity of Korngold’s Violin Concerto.

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MUSICALLY SPEAKING

November 4, 2023 // 7:30PM
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center

Experience the Lima Symphony in a whole new way as Music Director Andrew Crust leads the orchestra in an innovative concert of music discovery for adults. Through images and sound bites, learn about 19th-century master Tchaikovsky, whose concert and theatrical music remain popular to this day. Uncover the secrets, tragedy, and triumphs of the man and his work before listening to a complete performance of Tchaikovsky’s enigmatic fifth symphony.

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BELLS, BRASS & BOWS

December 9, 2023 // 7:30PM
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center

Celebrate the season with Lima’s favorite holiday tradition: Bells, Brass & Bows. Featuring the Lima Symphony Chorus, Conductor Michael Repper leads a joyful program of Christmas sing-a-longs, sacred carols, and popular sounds of the season.

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JOYFUL, JOYFUL

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March 9, 202// 7:30PM
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center

Music Director Andrew Crust conducts the orchestra and chorus in a powerhouse of 19th-century symphonic choral works. The first half of the program explores the darker side of imagination, from Schubert’s haunting Erlkönig to Brahms’ funeral song Nänie, which laments the inevitability of death. The program concludes with Beethoven’s iconic 9th Symphony featuring the triumphant Ode to Joy, encapsulating all that is worth living for.

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FAURÈ AND DVORÁK

April 6, 2024 // 7:30PM
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center

The Lima Symphony’s season finale features one of our own as principal flutist Erin Torres and duo partner saxophonist Michael Torres bring a world premiere by award-winning composer Evan Williams to our stage. Bookending our duo are two of Classical Music’s most endearing works, Fauré’s delicately wistful “Pavane” and Dvořák’s tragic Symphony no. 7.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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A SWINGIN' NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH SINATRA AND FRIENDS

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December 31, 2023 // 7:30PM
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center

Ring in the New Year with the iconic sounds of the “Chairman of the Board” – Frank Sinatra. Grammy-nominated vocalist Steve Lippia and the Lima Symphony Orchestra bring the smooth style of ‘Ol Blue Eyes to the stage for an evening of your favorite American Songbook standards!

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MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

January 20, 2024 // 7:30PM
Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima

January 21, 2024 // 4:00PM
Grand Opera House, St. Marys

Experience Classical music as it was meant to be heard as the Lima Symphony invokes tradition and warmth in its annual presentation of “Music by Candlelight.” Taking place in beautiful and historic local venues, the lush and graceful sounds of Brahms and Dvořák invite listeners to connect with music in intimate and transformative ways.

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FAMILY CONCERT: SUPERHEROES AND SUPERVILLAINS

February 4, 2024 // 3:00PM
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center

Connect to your inner superhero as we traverse the musical landscape of “Superheroes and Supervillains.” Music Director Andrew Crust leads the orchestra on a daring adventure where the Avengers take on Darth Vader, Cruella de Vil faces off against Spiderman, and baby Yoda softens the hearts of even the most treacherous characters. Who will win the day?

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