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LSO gives Harp by Candlelight Jan. 21 and 22

LIMA — The Lima Symphony Orchestra will kick off the brand new 12 months with their in style “Candlelight” concert events at historic space church buildings and venues.

This 12 months, 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 pm and in Saint Marys on the newly restored Grand Opera Home (119 W Spring St, St Marys) on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 pm

The Lima Symphony is full of top-notch expertise, and when doable, the Symphony highlights gamers inside in its ranks with featured solo appearances or spotlights. Maestro Andrew Crust writes, “The LSO’s biggest power is its musicians. We’re so fortunate to have world class performers within the Lima Symphony sharing their expertise with the whole group, and this January we have now the privilege of that includes a few of these musicians as soloists, performing a few of Classical music’s best-loved items in two opulent, inspiring, candle-filled venues. You’ll not wish to miss the unbelievable musicianship of our very personal LSO performers!” This 12 months, Lima Symphony members Alix Raspé Grey (harp), Erin Torres (flute), and Carmen Granger (viola) might be heart stage on a lot of works. Raspé joined the orchestra in 2021 and is at present in her 2nd season as principal harpist. Torres additionally joined the orchestra in 2021 and is at present 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 Okay. 299/297c

— Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Mvt. I Pezzo in forma di sonatina from Serenade for Strings in C Main, Op. 48

Tickets are $20 adults/$10 college students – all seating common admission. Tickets could be bought on-line at or by calling the symphony workplace at 419-222-5701.

The Lima Symphony Orchestra is devoted to preserving musical excellence as a residing a part of our group. Serving communities all through West Central Ohio, the Lima Symphony yearly presents 5 subscription concert events, a household live performance, Music by Candlelight concert events and an annual New Yr’s Eve Pops live performance.

For extra details about the Lima Symphony Orchestra or for tickets, please contact the Lima Symphony at 419-222-5701 or

Alix Raspé Grey

Alix Raspé Grey, professionally referred to as Alix Raspé, is an award-winning solo and orchestral harpist, chamber musician, educator, and musical entrepreneur.

Raspé at present serves as Adjunct Harp Professor for Phillips Academy Andover, Substitute Harpist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Affiliate Harpist for Columbus Symphony, and Principal Harpist of the Lima Symphony Orchestra. From 2017-2018, Raspé served as Affiliate Harpist for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Raspé additionally at present teaches and coaches on the Chamber Music Connection and Brookside Music College.

Raspé has obtained quite a few awards as a soloist together with: the Annapolis Music Pageant Maestro Award for Excellent Soloist on the age of 13, the NYU Excellence in String Efficiency and Management Award, and the NYU Orchestral Excellence Award. In 2015, Raspé was the winner of the NYU String Competitors. In 2016, Raspé was awarded First Runner-Up within the New England Conservatory’s Decrease Strings Concerto Competitors. As an orchestral harpist, Raspé has carried out with the New World Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, NY Pops, Symphony of New Hampshire, Symphoria, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Harvard Bach Society, Loft Opera, Park Avenue Symphony, Chelsea Symphony, and QUO.

Raspé has carried out with such artists as Michael Bolton, Roger Daltrey of The Who, MAX on Reside with Kelly and Ryan, The Late Loft Opera Present with James Corden and iHeartRadio, WOSU Classical and has been featured on the soundtrack of RuPaul’s Drag Races (Season 5), and within the movie Reservation Street.

Raspé has attended such prestigious music festivals as: the Tanglewood Music Middle (Harp Fellow), the Aspen Music Pageant, the Bowdoin Worldwide Music Pageant, Nationwide Orchestral Institute (Harp Fellow), MusicAlp, Saratoga Harp Colony, Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, and Interlochen. Raspé has carried out in Carnegie Corridor, Alice Tully Corridor, Seiji Ozawa Corridor, Symphony Corridor, Juilliard’s Paul and Morse Halls, NEC’s Jordan Corridor, and Symphony Area.

Raspé graduated Pi Kappa Lambda from New England Conservatory along with her grasp’s diploma in Harp Efficiency the place she studied with Jessica Zhou. Raspé obtained her Bachelor of Music from New York College with a minor in Little one and Adolescent Psychological Well being Research the place she studied with Bridget Kibbey. Previous to attending NYU, Raspé attended the Juilliard Pre-Faculty the place she studied with June Han.

Raspé at present resides in New Hampshire along with her husband, Erik, and their miniature Australian Shepherds, Ollie and Indie.

carmen granger

Carmen Granger is an orchestral musician and educator all through the Midwest and has carried out with many symphonies and opera corporations in Ohio, Kentucky, Arkansas, Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. She is at present Principal Violist of the Lima Symphony Orchestra and has sat as principal viola of the Western Piedmont Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic, Fayetteville Symphony, and assistant principal of the Greensboro Symphony and Durham Symphony. An advocate for brand spanking new music, Granger is at present the violist in New Downbeat – an all-female, new music ensemble in Cincinnati.

In recent times, Granger has performed on the Durham Performing Arts Middle as a visitor with the MGP Reside tour of The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses (2017) in addition to Distant Worlds: The Music from Remaining Fantasy (2018) and the Nationwide Music Pageant (2019/2021). Granger obtained her bachelor’s diploma in Viola Efficiency from the College of North Carolina at Greensboro and her grasp’s diploma in Viola Efficiency from the Cincinnati Faculty-Conservatory of Music. She is at present an worker at Antonio Violina and Ukuleles in Cincinnati, and in her free time, she enjoys enjoying disc golf, baking, and enjoying along with her two cats; Yuffie and Clementine.

Erin Torres

Extremely considered an educator, clinician, soloist, new music specialist, and chamber and orchestral musician, flutist Dr. Erin Helgeson Torres has carried out and taught all through america and overseas in the UK, France, Austria, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, China, and Canada. She is at present Visiting Professor of Music at Ohio Northern College the place she teaches within the flute studio and numerous musicology programs. She is Artist School of the Blue Lake Positive Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan and is the founding father of the Mid-Ohio Flute Intensive, getting into its sixth season.

Torres is honored to be in her second 12 months as Principal Flutist with the Lima Symphony Orchestra. She additionally serves as Second Flutist/Piccoloist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Flutist of the Worthington Chamber Orchestra and Queen Metropolis Opera, and Solo Flutist with the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble), a up to date music ensemble. She performs commonly in numerous space orchestras together with the West Virginia, Louisville, Central Ohio, Springfield, and Westerville Symphonies and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Moreover, she performs within the flute/saxophone duet Tower Duo along with her husband, Dr. Michael Torres. Their debut album, CROSSWIND, underneath the Ravello label for Parma Recordings, was launched in January 2019.

Lively as a soloist, Torres most just lately accomplished a efficiency tour by the Balkans as a solo artist on the Derek Han Tribute Live performance Collection, sponsored by the US Embassy. She carried out as concerto soloist with the North Macedonia Philharmonic Orchestra in Skopje, North Macedonia, and Pristina, Kosovo, and with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Nationwide Theater of Opera and Ballet in Tirana, Albania in celebration of the a centesimal Anniversary of US – Albania diplomatic relations. Earlier in the summertime of 2022, she carried out as a visitor soloist with the Lima Space Live performance Band and is slated to go to China for the third time within the close to future, this time along with her de ella ensemble, Tower Duo.

Torres carried out her dissertation analysis in Dijon, France and holds levels from the College of Cincinnati, Faculty-Conservatory of Music, The Ohio State College, and Stetson College. She lives in Columbus, Ohio along with her saxophonist husband, Michael, and their rescue ex-racer greyhound, Arwen.

Trinity United Methodist Church

The TUMC parish was based in 1829. All through the nineteenth and early twentieth century TUMC has numerous areas all through downtown Lima and moved to its present location on the nook of Market and West Streets in 1909. The present constructing, accomplished in 1912, was inbuilt a Tudor Gothic fashion. Over the many years the church has been transformed a number of occasions to accommodate the rising congregation and addition of companies, most just lately restoring the distinguished stained-glass home windows in 2016.

Grand Opera Home Saint Marys

The historic opera home in Saint Marys first opened in November of 1895. Thought-about to be one of many best outdated theaters that also exists in america, the theater was nonetheless used for films and dwell stage acts till round 2015. Just lately, the Opera Home has undergone main renovations to carry it again to its former glory. The LSO is happy to carry out in one of many first concert events because the new renovations have taken place.

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