October 15th.: On Friday, Oct 15th, VFW Post 1275 AUX will be hosting an All You Can
Eat Fish Dinner with coleslaw, fries, roll and butter, and Dessert for
$10 per person from 5pm till gone. Dinner is open to the public and
everyone is welcome. Carry outs are available. You can call
419-229-9796. All proceeds will go to benefit local Veterans. Come on
down for some yummy food and visit friends and make some new ones!! See
October 16, 2021 – Circumstance and Fate
From unimaginable obstacles to man’s heroic triumph over fate, the Lima Symphony Orchestra comes to life in a program that celebrates our much-anticipated return to the concert hall. Vivian Fung’s Prayer is primal and powerful. Poulenc’s Concerto for 2 Pianos feels both traditional and exotic, and Beethoven’s monumental Fifth Symphony speaks to strength in the face of adversity and the ultimate victory of the human spirit.
Vivian Fung – Prayer
Francis Poulenc – Concerto for Two Pianos
Yaoyue Huang and Scott Sherman, pianists
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
October 19th.: The Delphos Education Association, in conjunction with other community sponsors, will be holding a school board candidate forum at The Delphos Eagles on October 19th at 7 P.M. All candidates running for the Delphos Board of Education have been invited to attend. The board candidate forum will be moderated by Rick Miller and Karen Grothouse. Each candidate will have the opportunity to answer questions which have been submitted by members of the Delphos Education Association. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M. so that the public may submit questions for candidates prior to the beginning of the forum. There will be no questions from the floor.
October 22nd.:ArtSpace/Lima will present the work of author and illustrator Mary Kathryn
Raich with an opening reception on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:00
pm. Mary is the author of three children’s books, “Geez Mom It’s Just a Mouse”,
“Sammy the Sand Crab Lives by the Sea”, and “This Tree is So High”. Her
watercolor paintings and assemblages will be on display from October 22 through
30, in the Brick Gallery at ArtSpace. The event is free and open to the public.
Mary will be giving a lecture/demonstration for children at ArtSpace on Friday,
October 22, from 10:00 to 12:00 noon. Participants will hear about her work and
procedures, and then the students will be creating their own watercolor
For information about this and other programs at ArtSpace/Lima, please call
Sally Windle, Executive Director, at 419-222-1721.
October 31st.:St. John’s UCC in Bluffton to Host Bridge Lessons
Come learn how to play the game of Bridge or refresh your skills from a Silver Life Master!
On Sunday, October 31st at 2:00 pm, St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bluffton is hosting
Bridge Lessons – both for beginners and those needing a brush-up. Ruth Odenweiller is the
Director of the Lima Bridge Club, and she has actively trained beginners throughout her
bridge-playing years. With winter coming on, and many outside events and activities falling
by the wayside, now is the perfect time to learn a challenging and social game that can be
played with a small group and social distancing indoors. As few as 4 people can enjoy a
Feel free to call Ruth at 419.303.4940 with your questions and let her know if you plan to
attend! Space is limited and social distancing is observed and masks are required. St.
John’s United Church of Christ is located at 223 W. College Avenue, and the Bridge Lessons
will take place in Oppermann Hall, with the main entrance off of College Avenue.
November 6, 2021 – From Madrid to Mexico
Travel to the gardens of Aranjuez and the ballrooms of Veracruz through a program infused with emotional longing and rhythmic vigor! Granados’ Intermezzo from Goyescas sets the stage for an evening of Latin inspired music, followed by a showcase of Spanish guitar technique in Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez, works by Bizet and Massenet, and Márquez’s vivacious Danzón No. 2.
Enrique Granados – Intermezzo from Goyescas
Joaquín Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez
Colin Davin, Solo Guitar
Georges Bizet – Selections from Carmen Suites
Jules Massenet – Le Cid Ballet Suite
Arturo Marquez – Danzón No. 2
November 7: Landeck St. John the Baptist Church will have their annual “Sausage & Sauerkraut” dinner on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Again this year, due to COVID 19, we will have drive-thru carry outs only. Cars will line up heading north on Kill Rd. from 3-7 pm. Volunteers will direct traffic, keeping the flow moving. Dinner includes Homemade Sauerkraut & Sausage, Mashed Potatoes, Pancakes, Applesauce and Pie. Adult tickets are $10.00 and Children (8 and under) are $5.00. Tickets can be purchased either pre-sale at the parish office or on the day.
December 11, 2021 –Bells, Brass & Bows
Gather together with renewed purpose to celebrate the sounds of the season with the Lima Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Featuring festive favorites and holiday singalongs, this program spans from the traditional “Hallelujah Chorus” to the overlooked master work The Ballad of the Brown King by composer Margaret Bond with text by Langston Hughes. From the introspective to the uplifting, this program is infused with warmth and excitement.
Leroy Anderson – Christmas Festival Overture
Richard Hayman – Carol of the Bells
John Finnegan – Christmas Singalong
Margaret Bonds – The Ballad of the Brown King; A Christmas Cantata
Maurice Ravel – Ma Mère L’Oye: Jardin Féerique
George Frideric Handel – Hallelujah Chorus
December 31, 2021: NYE POPS: Classical Mystery Tour (Beatles)
Take a trip down Penny Lane with all your favorite Beatles hits! Called “The world’s best Beatles’ show with symphony orchestra,” this concert faithfully honors the musical legacy of The Beatles with authentic reproductions of their most famous songs as you’ve never heard them before: live with your favorite hometown symphony! From the brass bands of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to the lush string accompaniment of Yesterday, this show will have you singing all your favorite Beatles hits well into the new year!
January 22, 2022 (Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima) and January 23, 2022 (Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina) – Bach by Candlelight
The musical legacy of Bach cannot be overstated. Join the Lima Symphony as we honor the works of the master himself, Johann Sebastian Bach, and those of his sons, Johann Christian and Carl Philipp Emanuel in an evening of Bach by Candlelight. Revel in the complexity and beauty of music of the Baroque as it was meant to be heard, in our region’s beautiful historic churches.
J.S. Bach – The Art of the Fugue I-IV
J.C. Bach – Symphony Op. 6 No. 6 W. C12 in G Minor
C.P.E. Bach – Symphony H. 661 (W182/5) in B Minor
Heitor Villa-Lobos / John Krance – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3, Mvt. 2 “Air on the G String”
February 12, 2022 – American Voices
The passion and pathos of George Walker’s Lyric for Strings sets the stage for an evening of contemplation and celebration of American composers. Renowned soprano soloist Katherine Jolly brings Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 for voice and orchestra to life. Songs from the acclaimed composer Florence Price delight in their elegant settings of traditional American sounds and William Grant Still’s masterpiece ‘Afro American Symphony” explores the fusion of the blues with classical music.
George Walker – Lyric for Strings
Samuel Barber – Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Katherine Jolly, Soprano
Florence Price – Various Art Songs (arr. Andrew Crust)
William Grant Still – Symphony No. 1 “Afro American”
March 6, 2022 – Family Concert: Outer Space Symphony
Andrew Crust, conductor
The Lima Symphony collaborates with the Armstrong Air and Space Museum for this musical exploration of space! Join us for this amazing journey and celebration of Wapakoneta’s hometown hero, Neil Armstrong, as we learn about what lies just over the horizon and in the outer reaches of our solar system.
April 9, 2022 – Grand Opera Choruses
Join the Lima Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as we explore the diverse offerings of grand opera choruses! From Rimsky-Korsakov’s regal Procession of the Nobles, to Borodin’s seductive Polovitsian Dances, to Verdi favorites, the spotlight is on the power and beauty of the chorus.
Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov – “Procession of the Nobles” from Mlada
Alexander Borodin – “Polovitsian Dances” from Prince Igor
Giuseppe Verdi – “Va pensiero” from Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi – “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi – “Triumphal March” from Aida
The Lima Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to preserving musical excellence as a living part of our community. Serving communities throughout West Central Ohio, the Lima Symphony annually presents four subscription concerts, a family concert, Mozart by Candlelight concerts and an annual New Year’s Eve Pops concert.
For more information about the Lima Symphony Orchestra or for tickets, please contact the Lima Symphony at 419-222-5701 or www.limasymphony.com.