Since 1955, the Friends of the Symphony have been enthusiastically supporting the Lima Symphony Orchestra. Their creativity, passion and commitment have driven them to great success in not only financially assisting the symphony, but also enhancing our cultural offerings. Our members feel strongly about the presence of music in our community and the important role that the orchestra plays. The Friends stay active throughout the year with their social events, fundraising and the Young Artist Competition and are always happy to welcome new members. The Friends hold festive luncheons before most concerts that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming performance and an informal discussion with the guest artist.

Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know our outstanding music director and incredible guest artists while enjoying a sneak preview of the coming concerts. These luncheons are held at Shawnee Country Club the Friday before each concert. To RSVP for the luncheon or for more information on joining Friends of the Symphony, call Barb Darr at 419-236-8321.

Calendar of Events 2021-2022

Board Meetings:

FOS Board meetings will meet the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 PM. Meeting location to be announced. All members are invited to attend.

    August 11, 2021

    September, 2021 – NO MEETING

    October 13, 2021

    November 10, 2021

    December 8, 2021

    January 12, 2022

    February 9, 2022

    March 9, 2022

    April 13, 2022

    May, 2022 – NO MEETING

    June 8, 2022

    July, 2022- NO MEETING

Special Events

Young Artist Competition

April 2, 2022

Location: Ohio State University at Lima, Reed Hall, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, OH 45804

Geranium Sale

May 11, 2022 | 10 AM - 7 PM

Location: Lima Central Catholic - 720 S Cable Rd, Lima, OH 45805 - ORDER NOW

Mum Sale

September 7, 2022 | 9 AM - 7 PM

Location: Apollo Career Center, 3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima, OH 45806

General Meetings

Spring Luncheon

April 8, 2022 | 12 PM

Location: Shawnee Country Club, 1700 Shawnee Rd, Lima, OH 45805

With Maestro Andrew Crust