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Lima Symphony to bring winter-themed Symphony Storytimes to Ada

Books, music selections and sponsors below

The Lima Symphony Orchestra brings its popular “Symphony Storytime” to the Ada Public Library this December. Throughout the season, the Lima Symphony hosts Symphony Storytime programs to Allen and surrounding counties extending the Symphony’s educational reach and impact. The program, “Dancing in the Snow” brings music, dancing, and favorite winter-themed books together into an interactive, educational storytime. 

Wednesday, December 13
10:00 AM – Ada Public Library, 320 N. Main St.

Children and their families are invited to this free program, thanks to our sponsors listed below. This program will feature both classic and new children’s books including The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, The Snow Dancer by Addie Boswell, illustrated by Merce López, and The Snowman Waltz by Karen Konnerth, illustrated by Emily Neilson. 

Each book is accompanied by classic repertoire played by members of the Lima Symphony Orchestra. Classical and traditional pieces will be performed such as In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustov Holst, excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, and Strauss’s Radetsky March! With a focus on creative movement and music literacy, “Symphony Storytime” is designed to spark children’s imaginations and foster a lifelong love of and appreciation for music and literature. This program is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public. 


The Snowy Day by Erza Jack Keats (1962)

The Snow Dancer by Addie Boswell, illustrated by Merce López (2020)

The Snowman Waltz by Karen Konnerth, illustrated by Emily Neilson (2022)

Music Selections

In The Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst

The Nutcracker Suite: “March” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker Suite: “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Jingle Bell Boogie by David Bruce

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Radetsky March by Johann Strauss

These performances are part of the Lima Symphony’s ongoing commitment to music education and their firm belief that music and other arts are critical tools in building strong communities. This project is supported by the following underwriters:

Symphony Storytime Sponsors

State Bank

Arnold C Dienstberger Foundation

G.A. Wintzer and Son Co.

Thermal-Gard Window and Door

Wapakoneta Area Community Fund

Van Wert County Foundation

Findlay-Hancock County Foundation

Kenton Rotary