Lima, OH (March 30, 2022) – The Lima Symphony Orchestra presents the classic children’s work “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev performed by woodwind quintet for their final Mornings with the Maestro program of the 2021-2022 season. The performance will take place at the Lima Public Library (650 W Market St, Lima, OH 45801) on Saturday, April 9 at 10:30. Mornings with the Maestro are vibrant educational programs dreamed up by Maestro Andrew Crust and featuring Lima Symphony Orchestra musicians. These programs are intended to introduce young audiences to the basic elements of music in fun and engaging ways.

“Peter and the Wolf” was composed in 1936 by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev for narrator and orchestra. This musical fairy tale for children features a narrator who tells the story of precocious young Peter who, against his grandfather’s warnings, ventures out into the field beyond the garden gate and encounters a wolf! Against all odds, Peter captures the wolf and the light-hearted work ends with an entourage escorting the wolf to the zoo. Prokofiev designed the work as an introduction to orchestral instruments for young audiences, and each character in the story is represented by a different instrument and theme. This program is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public.

Mornings with the Maestro performances are part of the Lima Symphony’s ongoing commitment to music education and their firm belief that music and the other arts are critical tools in building strong communities. This series is supported by The Lima Public Library, Keystone Meats, and The Rotary Club of Lima.

Morning with the Maestro Underwriters:

Lima Public Library

Keystone Meats

Rotary Club of Lima

LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS PRESENT SEASON FINALE ON APRIL 9

Lima, OH (March 30, 2022) – The Lima Symphony Orchestra and Chorus return to the concert stage for the 2021-2022 season finale on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 PM at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center (7 Town Square, Lima, OH 45801) for “Grand Opera Choruses.” The program will be led by Music Director Andrew Crust and feature the Lima Symphony Chorus led by Dr. Mark J. Suderman. Immediately following the concert there will be a post-concert reception in the City Club for all ticket holders.

From Rimsky-Korsakov’s regal Procession of the Nobles, to Borodin’s seductive Polovitsian Dances, the spotlight is on the beauty of the chorus. The second half of the program celebrates Verdi, an operatic choral master, with favorites from Nabucco, Il Trovatore, and Aida. Experience the full power of orchestra and chorus together in live performance!

Concertgoers will also get a sneak-peak of next season prior to the concert!

UNDERWRITERS:

Lima Memorial Health System

Cenovus

CHORAL SPONSOR:

AR Hale

REPERTOIRE:

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Waltz from Eugene Onegin

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov – “Procession of the Nobles” from Mlada

            Lima Symphony Chorus

Alexander Borodin – “Polovitsian Dances” from Prince Igor

            Lima Symphony Chorus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Overture from The Magic Flute

Engelbert Humperdinck – Prelude to Hansel und Gretel

Giuseppe Verdi – “Va pensiero” from Nabucco

            Lima Symphony Chorus

Guiseppe Verdi – Prelude to Act III from La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi – “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore

            Lima Symphony Chorus

Giuseppe Verdi – “Triumphal March” from Aida

            Lima Symphony Chorus

Tickets:

$35/$25 adults

$15/$10 student (call office for student tickets)

Tickets can be purchased online at www.limasymphony.com or by calling the symphony office at 419-222-5701. Program books are available digitally through the LSO website.

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 five subscription concerts, a family concert, Music by Candlelight concerts and an annual New Year’s Eve Pops concert.