LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR TO VISIT AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – Mercer County Outlook

Lima, OH (April 4, 2022) – The Musical Director of the Lima Symphony Orchestra Andrew Crust will visit area high school students on April 6 and 8 to share his experiences as a musician and bandleader, including his training, work, and national and international travels. Students will have the opportunity to ask his questions and will also receive practical instructions. Visits are scheduled for Spencerville High School (2500 Wisher Dr, Spencerville, OH 45887) to Wednesday, April 6 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and for Bath High School (2850 Bible Rd, Lima, OH 45801) to Friday, April 8 from 2:25 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Andrew Crust is a versatile conductor with extensive experience conducting orchestras, ballets, operas and pop programs in North and South America and Europe. In addition to his position as Music Director of the Lima Symphony Orchestra since 2020, Crust is currently Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In current and upcoming seasons, Andrew will debut with the Arkansas, Rockford, Elgin and Vermont symphonies as a Music Director runner-up with soloists including Tracy Silverman, Stella Chen, Shannon Lee and Wei Luo, and with the San Diego Symphony, Billings Symphony and Calgary. Philharmonic and Sewannee Summer Music Festival as guest conductor, and will conduct performances of The Marriage of Figaro across Spain in 2023. Other recent engagements include performances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Francophonie in Quebec.

Lima Symphony In-School programs provide an opportunity for up-close, interactive musical experiences to hundreds of children of all ages in Allen County. Students have the chance to ask questions and hear about the experiences of guest artists. These relaxed and often informal presentations make music accessible and interesting for children who otherwise might not have the opportunity to hear live music. This visit is part of the Lima Symphony’s ongoing commitment to educational outreach and programming in our community and is generously funded by Dominion Energy and Lima pathology.

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