Lima Symphony receives $10K award in recognition of its community engagement work

Posted on: November 26, 2019

Ohio’s Lima Symphony Orchestra is one of twelve recipients of 2019 Stand for the Arts Awards from Ovation TV, the arts television network. The Lima Symphony, which will receive $10,000 to support its efforts in community engagement, is the first orchestra to receive this honor in the three years since the awards began. Other 2019 recipients include Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA), Dallas Black Dance Theatre (Dallas, TX), Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI), and Louisville Leopard Percussionists (Louisville, KY). The Lima Symphony was chosen for the award based on the “meaningful and creative work the symphony is doing in arts education, community engagement, and bringing diverse communities together in the Lima region,” according to a press release. Elizabeth Brown-Ellis, Lima Symphony Orchestra’s executive director, said, “For us to be able to impact our community in such meaningful ways through our Healing Through Music, Drumming Up Hope and Prison outreach programs and by dramatically increasing the number of children we are able to reach through a 500 percent expansion of our education programs is both a tremendous priority and a true privilege. To be recognized nationally and to be the first symphony orchestra to receive this award is overwhelming.”

Posted November 26, 2019