, 2023-01-14 23:09:44,
LIMA — The Lima Symphony Orchestra will kick of the new year with their popular “Candlelight” concerts at historic area churches and venues.
This year, the orchestra presents “Harp by Candlelight” in Lima at Trinity United Methodist Church (301 W Market St, Lima) on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and in Saint Marys at the newly restored Grand Opera House (119 W Spring St, St Marys) on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.
The Lima Symphony is filled with top-notch talent, and when possible, the Symphony highlights players within in its ranks with featured solo appearances or spotlights. Maestro Andrew Crust writes, “The LSO’s greatest strength is its musicians. We are so lucky to have world class performers in the Lima Symphony sharing their talent with the entire community, and this January we have the privilege of featuring some of those musicians as soloists, performing some of Classical music’s best-loved pieces in two opulent, inspiring, candle-filled venues. You will not want to miss the incredible musicianship of our very own LSO performers!” This year, Lima Symphony members Alix Raspé Gray (harp), Erin Torres (flute), and Carmen Granger (viola) will be center stage on a number of works. Raspé joined the orchestra in 2021 and is currently in her 2nd season as principal harpist. Torres also joined the orchestra in 2021 and is currently in her 2nd season and principal flute, and Granger is in her fourth season as principal violist.
— Arvo Pärt – Fratres for Strings and Percussion
— Claude Debussy – Mvt. 3 Finale from Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
— Claude Debussy – Syrinx for solo flute
— Claude Debussy – Danse sacrée et danse profane, for Harp and Strings
— Gustav Mahler – Mvt. 4 Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
— Wolfgang A. Mozart – Mvt. 2 Andantino from Concerto for Harp and Flute K. 299/297c
— Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Mvt. I Pezzo in forma di sonatina from Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48
Tickets are $20 adults/$10 students – all seating general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at www.limasymphony.com or by calling the symphony office at 419-222-5701.
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.
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