Lima Symphony Orchestra


T:  419.222.5701

F:   419.222.6587

A:   1028 W. Market St..

      Lima, OH 45805 


The Lima Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to preserving musical excellence as a living part of our community, now and for future generations, through performance, education and community partnerships, while always maintaining a vigilant devotion to artistic and fiscal integrity.

Elizabeth Brown-Ellis, Executive Director

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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 finalists 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 419-991-3277.

Upcoming Friends Luncheon Events:

October 11th, 2019, 

Nadège Foofat

November 15th, 2019, 

Enrico Lopez-Yañez

December 13, 2019, 

Roger Kalia

January 24th, 2020

From 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. meet and greet with Brain Eads in the lobby of the Civic Center.

February 7th, 2020

Andrew Crust

March 6th, 2020, 

Cocktails with Steven Jarvi at The Met 6:30 p.m.

March 16th, 2020, 

Join us for "Stars and Strings" at The Met starting at 6:00 p.m. for a live auction, cash bar, 50/50 prizes, Wine Pull, and lots of fun!

April 17th, 2020

James Blachly