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Lima Symphony Orchestra “Symphony Storytime” in New Bremen

Lima, OH (May 10, 2023) The Lima Symphony Orchestra brings its popular “Symphony Storytime” to New Bremen next week. Throughout the season, the Lima Symphony brings Symphony Storytime programs to Allen and all surrounding counties, extending the Symphony’s educational reach and impact. The new program will explore the concept of “opposites”!


Thursday, May 18 | 6:30PM - New Bremen Public Library (45 S Washington St, New Bremen, OH 45869)

For this innovative program, children and their families will enjoy outstanding newer publications featuring the theme of “opposites.” This program features Big is Big (and little, little), by J. Patrick Lewis, Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson, and The Tortoise or the Hare by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, all accompanied by live music from Lima Symphony Orchestra musicians. The program will draw parallels between concepts of contrast using musical examples to accompany the stories. With a focus on creative movement and music literacy, "Symphony Storytime" is designed to spark children’s imaginations and foster a lifelong love of and appreciation for music. This program is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public.


Big is Big (and little, little) by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Bob Barner (2007)

Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman (2016)

The Tortoise or the Hare by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, illustrated by Joe Cepeda (2010)

Music Selections:

The Cakewalk from “Children’s Corner Suite” L. 113 by Claude Debussy

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies from “The Nutcracker” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

In The Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg

These performances are part of the Lima Symphony’s ongoing commitment to music education and their firm belief that music and other arts are critical tools in building strong communities. This project is supported by the following underwriters:

Symphony Storytime Sponsors:

AC Dienstberger Foundation

G.A. Wintzer & Son Co.

State Bank

Thermal Gard Window and Door

Van Wert County Foundation - Harold B. and Dorothea F. Cully Memorial Fund

Kenton Rotary Foundation

Findlay Hancock Foundation


If you would like more information about Symphony Storytime programs, please call the Lima Symphony at 419-222-5701 or check our website for more details at

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