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FRIENDS OF THE SYMPHONY
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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. Check the calendar of events below for the locations of each luncheon. To RSVP for the luncheon or for more information on joining Friends of the Symphony, call Jean Zink at 419-303-9050.

Please mail your check ahead of the luncheon to the Friends of the Symphony in care of the Lima Symphony Orchestra (1028 W. Market St., Lima, OH 45805).

  • Board Meetings
    Meeting locations will be held in the lobby of the Carlton House (1755 Shawnee Rd., Lima, OH 45805). All members are invited to attend. August 16, 2023 at 4:00 PM September 10, 2023 at 4:00 PM October 18, 2023 at 4:00 PM November 15, 2023 at 4:00 PM December 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM January 17, 2024 at 4:00 PM February 21, 2024 at 4:00 PM March 20, 2024 at 4:00 PM April 17, 2024 at 4:00 PM May 2024 – No Meeting June 19, 2024 at 4:00 PM July 2024 – No Meeting
  • Special Events
    Mum Sale Pick Up Pickup Date: September 13, 2023 | 10 AM - 6 PM Location: Apollo Career Center Parking Lot (3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima, OH 45806 (Enter parking lot from Reed Rd., 2nd entrance from Shawnee Rd. Young Artist Competition Finalist Concert Saturday, April 27, 2024 Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University: 1 University Dr, Bluffton, OH 45817 Geranium Sale Pickup Date: May 15, 2024 | 10 AM - 6 PM Location: Apollo Career Center Parking Lot (3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima, OH 45806 (Enter parking lot from Reed Rd., 2nd entrance from Shawnee Rd.
  • General Meetings (all are welcome)
    Fall Tea Sunday, September 10, 2023 | 2:00-4:00 PM The Carlton House, 1755 Shawnee Rd., Lima, OH RSVP to Ann Roemer 419-224-4129 Music Provided by Noelle Grace Warnement, Voice Fall Luncheon Friday, October 13, 2023 | 12:30 PM Milano Café, 2383 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio 45805 With guest artist violinist Charles Yang and Maestro Andrew Crust Notable Luncheon Friday, November 3, 2023 | 12 PM The Met, 306 N Main Street, Lima, Ohio 45801 With Maestro Andrew Crust Fa La La Luncheon Friday, December 8, 2023 | 12:00 PM Old Barn Out Back, 3175 W Elm Street, Lima, Ohio 45805 With guest conductor Michael Repper and guest artist Tianmi Wu Mid-Winter Brunch Friday, March 8, 2024 | 12:00 PM Shawnee Country Club, 1700 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio 45805 With Maestro Andrew Crust and soprano Summer Aebker, mezzo-soprano Kira McGirr, tenor Benjamin Bunsold, bass-baritone Sam Dhobany Spring Luncheon Friday, April 5, 2024 | 12:00 PM Shawnee Country Club, 1700 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio 45805 With guest artists principal flutist Erin Torres and duo partner saxophonist Michael Torres and Maestro Andrew Crust To RSVP or for more information, call Jean Zink at 419-303-9050.
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