July 28th.: Blood Donor Day at Elida High School The Elida Future Farmers of America (FFA) students are sponsoring a blood donor day with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, July 28 from 12:00pm until 6:00 pm in the Elida High School Main Gym, 401 East North St., Elida.
All donors will receive a free ticket to a Cedar Fair theme park of their choice, while supplies last. To schedule a donation appointment, go to http://www.redcrossblood.org. Sign up soon as appointment times go fast and limited tickets. Walk -ins welcome.

Franklin Elementary Registration Information  August 9th thru August 12thEvent   August 4th: Office opens for the 2021-22 school year
August 9th: Registration for new families to Delphos City Schools
August 10th: Registration for current students in Begindergarten and
August 11th: Registration for current students in grades one and two
August 12th: Registration for current students in grades three and four Registration Hours: 8:00 to 11:30 and 1:00 – 3:00 Franklin Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24 from 6:00 to 7:00 lpm August 25: First Day of school for students in grades one thru four
August 27: First Day of school for Begindergarten and Kindergarten students.


Lima, OH   – The Lima Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce our 2021-2022 season: Strength in Harmony. After a year of virtual programming, we are eager to return to Crouse Performance Hall and our area’s most beautiful churches with in-person performances. This exciting new season, the second as Music Director for Andrew Crust, features diverse and vibrant repertoire from celebrated classics to modern favorites from living composers. This season will feature world-class guest artist and our own LSO musicians and chorus members performing symphonies and concertos, grand opera choruses, and popular music from The Beatles.

“I am more excited than perhaps ever to share this upcoming season with you all, and the reason is two words: live audience,” says Maestro Andrew Crust. “It’s a season of diverse voices, diverse styles, featuring music of America, music of Europe and all around the world.”

Subscription packages and single tickets are now on sale at www.limasymphony.com

Season Outline:
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

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

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.
Featured Repertoire:
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.
Featured Repertoire:
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.